As much as I like intensely battled hockey games, it’s nice to get a big win once in a while. It’s nice to take a 3-1 playoff series lead.
Last night’s Pens/Sens game significantly reduced my risk of a heart attack.
Malkin said Neal was ready to bust out of his scoring slump [link], and it appears Geno knows a thing or two about hockey and his linemates. Not only did Nealmobile have 2 goals last night, but so did Iginla. There were so many hugs.
And toe drags.
There were post-game interviews.
And the NHL Network Cisco Arena Cam, the most awkward “where am I looking?” interview in sports.
There was also the Gingerbeard, looking more ginger and more mysterious than any mysteriously ginger beard before it.
Seriously, why is it this color on Canadian TV:
And this color on American TV?
It’s ginger either way, but Canada’s RGB – I mean the color model but this could also stand for Ridiculously Gingerbeard – is turned waaaaaaay up for TV. America’s appears to be more subdued, in any lighting. Are our neighbors to the north manipulating TV to make ginger beards appear more ginger?
CANADA, YOU’RE DOING IT RIGHT.
Defensively, last night was pretty shaky, but not since Game 1 vs. NYI have the Pens looked so confident and composed on offense. When asked if the Senators could come back, captain Daniel Alfredsson said:
“Probably not,” he said, “Their depth and power play right now, it doesn’t look too good [for us].” – CBC.ca
Call me crazy but I’m not counting anyone out. I am, however, counting on these Penguins to show up Friday night to put this series away. Mr. Pants’ birthday is this weekend and we’re going to a bluegrass festival Sunday, when Game 6 would be. No one wants to hear me screaming for goals over the sound of a banjo and some spoons.