A Recap Of Last Night’s Game, In Case You Missed It

May 7, 2009 at 3:44 pm | Posted in Alex Ovechkin, Carolina Hurricanes, David Steckel, Evgeni Malkin, Lars Nicklas Backstrom, Losing Sucks, Pittsburgh Penguins, Semyon Varlamov, This Irks Me, Washington Capitals | Leave a comment

The puck dropped last night, and the Capitals were on fire.  They looked fantastic, and thanks to a terrible play by Fleury (I could practically see the *facepalm*) Alex got the first goal.  Then, at the ten minute mark, the Caps all decided to go to a bar in Pittsburgh to watch the Boston/Carolina game.  Simeon doesn’t speak English, however, so he didn’t know they were leaving.  He continued to play his life out for the rest of the game while the few remaining Caps took penalties and just generally looked like a mess.

(Yes, I realize that the Caps looked like complete crap last night, but there were still several non-calls.  There were definitely a few times Pittsburgh should have been penalized.  I’m just pointing that out.)

Then, with only a few minutes left in the third, after I had spent the whole night swearing and screaming at the TV, they showed a couple sitting at the game.  They were noticeable for several reasons:

1.  They weren’t participating in the white-out.

2.  The woman’s hair was a crazy maroonish afro, and clashed with her berry-colored jacket.

3.  The guy was wearing a jacket that may or may not have been made of pleather.  Trust me, I know what pleather looks like.  My friend wore ill-fitting pleather pants for Halloween a few years ago, and I’ve never forgotten the stuff.

Being the catty, judgmental, overly-critical person I am, I proceeded to point all of these out to my dog.  I know that I wasn’t being nice, but the chances of them ever finding out are slim to none.

Then Doc informed me that I was being a tad bit mean to Mr. and Mrs. Malkin.  And then Geno scored.

And at that point I was feeling pretty miserable, but then a penalty was FINALLY called on the Penguins and Lars had just finished watching “Mamma Mia!” for the sixty-eighth time (what can I say?  he loves the ABBA tunes) so he decided to come out and score a goal.  And at that point I figured the Caps would win the game in overtime because a) they could ride their momentum from the comeback and b) they sort of reminded me of the Sabres last night, and the Sabres would win the game just to piss me off.

The Capitals did not, however, win the game.  They certainly looked awful, but as David was kin enough to remind us of after Game 2, you’re supposed to win at home and split on the road.  Hear that, Caps?  Win at home, SPLIT on the road.

Carolina also scored in overtime.  Congrats, ‘Canes.

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