1.05.2007

Simply unbelievable

Three things I never thought I'd see in the NHL:

~ Dallas' Patrik Stefan providing a new euphemism (look it up if you don't know what it is), as in "Man, you really pulled a Stefan there," after botching an in-close empty-net opportunity last night against Edmonton.

Adding insult to injury is that the Oilers corralled that errant puck, created an opportunity and had Ales Hemsky bury the game-tying goal with 2 seconds remaining in the game.

Thankfully, in Dallas' viewpoint, the Stars' dynamic shootout duo of Sergei Zubov and Jussi Jokinen pulled out a win. And though their skills may have saved Stefan's bacon from a one-way trip to Franklinville, N.Y., the former No. 1 overall pick's blunder (yet another example that you shoot the dadgum puck as soon as the opportunity presents itself) will be a memorable miscue.

~ It's one thing to lose a close game at home. It's another, though, to get smoked. Just ask the Boston Bruins, who lost 10-2 last night to the hated Toronto Maple Leafs at the TD Banknorth Garden. Enough said, don't you think? Thankfully, it's just one game out of 82. Also, any member of Bruins Nation who sat through the debacle should receive an upgraded ticket for their loyalty.

~ Some stiff named Curtis Joseph surpassing Hall of Famer Jacques Plante, one of the greatest goalies ever, for fifth place on the career wins list. Cujo's 2-0 win over the Carolina Hurricanes was his 438th victory and 49th shutout in his 17 years of stealing oxygen in the NHL.

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Anonymous Jaci said...

I'll take an upgraded ticket for my loyalty... I'll also take a free ticket too... and well, how greedy can I be? :)

10:53 PM  
Blogger Puckhound said...

For all you do for Bruins Nation and the team, my dear, a seat in the owner's box, as well as Jeremy Jacobs' ear, would represent only a fraction of what you deserve.

5:15 PM  

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