I wish you guys could have seen me last night. In a bar with twelve tables, eleven were filled with Bruins fans. My dad and I, in my Backstrom shirt, were at the other. The waiter didn’t bother to ask, he just kept the beers coming.
When Joel Ward scored, I jumped out of my chair and shrieked like we were at Verizon Center. Me, on my feet and screaming, in a room of forty Bruins fans. I wasn’t rubbing it in. I was honest-to-God losing my mind.
I want to ask this team where they have been all season. I want to know what Hunter says (or doesn’t say) to Ovi when he only plays 16:25. I want to hug every one of them, starting with Mike Knuble and then Matt Hendricks.
This post-game interview says it all. Ward hasn’t had a great season. Hey buddy, who has?! When it counts the Capitals are suddenly consistent and committed. [Video]
And to anyone that felt a racist comment was the right reaction to Ward’s game winning goal, you can go straight to hell. [link] I don’t care what team you root for because no one wants your disgusting behavior acted out in their name.
Back to the party. Thank you, Capitals, for finally believing the way your fans have believed all season. Nothing worth having is ever easy, and you sure put us all through the wringer. This series, and that goal, and this goalie…. thanks for making everything worth it.
Here we come, Round Two!!
PS: Sorry to Chuck, and all our Bruins fan friends. We know how you feel. It was a such a great series that I will hate the Bruins with a new passion for the rest of my life. Funny how that works, eh? Think of all the fun we’ll have next year because you hate the Caps just as much.