TWO Comebacks!!

November 28, 2009 at 10:17 pm | Posted in Alex Ovechkin, Atlanta Thrashers, Buffalo Sabres, Carolina Hurricanes, Happy!!, Jaroslav Spacek, Lars Nicklas Backstrom, Mike Green, Mike Grier, Montreal Canadiens, Patrick Lalime, Philadelphia Flyers, Players, Ryan Miller, Thomas Vanek, Tyler Myers, Washington Capitals, Winning Is Totally Awesome | Leave a comment

The Sabres spent much of their game down 1-0 to the Hurricanes.  The Caps scored two goals and then gave up three in a row to the Canadiens.  Thankfully, both of my teams ended up winning.

The Sabres looked like a pile of poop for the first two periods.  The game was boring and they couldn’t get anything going and Tyler Myers was trying to kill me.  Ryan Miller appeared to be the only player on the team who seemed to care about the collective sanity of Buffalo, and it’s a good thing that he does.  He needs to be in the Vezina talks to this point of the season.  I don’t understand how he couldn’t be.  He’s been the best player on the team, end of story.  Yes, I did think Lalime should have played tonight, but Miller has been beyond fantastic.  RJ was right; we are not worthy.

In the fifth period the Sabres finally figured things out and remembered that they’re playing the Hurricanes on the road, a place they have not yet won a game.  Losing at home to the Hurricanes, especially via shutout, is about as embarrassing as it gets.  You might as well go home after that.  Vanek finally got around to scoring a goal, and it’s always lovely to see Mike Grier contributing.  Yo, the Sabres even scored on the POWER PLAY.  That doesn’t happen very often.

The Caps game went like this:  Alexander and Eric score, Canadiens score (let’s not talk about the traitor formally known as the Caveman), Caps score on the power play with eleven seconds left, Michael DOESN’T completely screw things up in overtime, Lars is a hero in the shootout, Caps win.

1.)  I got pretty scared when Michael was allowed near the puck in overtime.  I’m very proud of him for not killing anyone or gift-wrapping any goals.

2.)  Alex looked much more like himself tonight – aside from that one part where he tripped over himself six times in a row – which is reassuring.  I think he’s finally getting back to his pre-injury state.

3.)  Lars has been a bit off this month.  He looked awesome Wednesday night, and a shootout winner might not boost up his point totals or anything, but I think our dear little Swede has gotten his game back.  Yay!!

P.S.  The Thrashers beat the Flyers 1-0.  I would just like to remind everyone that I loved them even back when they sucked.

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