It wasn’t quite 3 AM, but close…
When John Carlson scores a goal, I get irrationally happy. When that goal is assisted by Karl Alzner, I yell, “Apples to Apples!” and jump around the room. Can we get this guy a clear mouth guard?
Sadly iCarly’s goal was not enough as the Caps lost an epic triple-overtime game to the Rangers. I have a new downstairs neighbor (bad timing!) and will probably get an angry call from my landlord today (don’t care!) about the noise. And the language. But I don’t plan to settle down anytime soon.
You all thought this was in, right? I threw my arms up… and Mr. Pants ended up wearing some wine. Oops.
By the end of the second overtime, I was emotionally exhausted. I can’t imagine how the players on either team felt, dragging around like anchors on a ship. They never cease to amaze me – no one who went down for a shot block decided to take a nap or curled up against Nicky B and closed their eyes. I know most of you were thinking about it.
This Caps team looks confident, strong and, as they have since the playoffs started, they look like a TEAM. Even Mike Green loved us back last night with five shots on goal. Bring on Saturday! Give us more of Braden Holtby’s adorable parents in the stands!
I have to say the Rangers also played a heck of a game, of course. Ryan McDonagh had over 53 minutes. WOW. Ginger Staal had 49-plus. Bless their hearts if they can even get out of bed today.