Thursday, June 05, 2008

Red Wings are Champs!

In case you weren't watching the NHL playoffs on NBC (why wouldn't you be watching them?), you saw the Detroit Red Wings defeat Sidney Crosby and the Pittsburgh Penguins last night at The Igloo.

In a psychotic ending to game 5, Pittsburgh was able to notch a game-tying goal with 34 seconds left in regulation. The game went into triple overtime (that's an NHL requirement - all overtime games during the playoffs must go to triple overtime) and Pittsburgh ending up winning, forcing game 6 in Pittsburgh. Too bad. That guy with the white gloves was already shining the cup and had it on the stand.

No matter. Last night at The Igloo, Detroit jumped to an early lead. Sidney Crosby got board checked and got a boo-boo, requiring him to go sit on the bench and relax for a while. With Detroit up 2-0, Pittsburgh got a goal and the crowd woke up from their slumber.

Marc Andre Fluery quickly followed up with a goal by his butt into his own net (thanks, Chris) to allow Detroit to take a 3-1 lead. Pittsburgh rallied back and got another goal to make it 3-2.

With 5 seconds left, Pittsburgh got the puck in front of the net and Hossa skimmed it over Osgood and it crept inches from the line into nowhere as time expired. Everyone stood around in confusion for a few seconds before Detroit goalie Chris Osgood jumped up screaming, "Martin O'Malley sucks and we just won the Stanley Cup!!!"

I'm glad I was able to stay awake and see the whole game. However, it would have been more exciting to see the Red Wings skate around with the cup on their own ice. How exciting is it to have a bunch of grumpy-ass fans booing while you're hoisting the ultimate trophy in the air???

Now that hockey season is over, ESPN can dedicate an extra 5 seconds to the NBA. I'm sure they are relieved. Because they don't get to talk about the NBA enough. Everyone cares about Kobe Bryant winning. If you don't, well then you're just stupid. ESPN knows what you like more than you do. Boo-yah. "Here are the top 10 slam dunks of the night! Boo-yah!"

1 comment:

Guppy said...

Looks like the wings won :). I am starting to get into the game - like everybody who does, I started by supporting the underdog.

I am also getting a little tired of the 24/7 NBA coverage on all sports channel - please. These two teams played each other 20+ years back. Anyway...

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