Penguins vs. Capitals should be a rough day for me, what with my love of both teams. Yet it never is.
Of course Mike Green had a goal ysterday – a lovely, wide open one-timer past former Caps goalie Tomas Vokoun to tie the game against my Penguins. Just flexing his muscles when my eye starts to wander.
Ignore the clip-maker who doesn’t know Holtby plays for Washington.
I was cheering for him on the inside, just a little. It’s like horizontal running. Then I hid my face when his official homeless-themed roster photo appeared on the scoreboard.
The goal was Mike’s second of the season, in 9 games played. Last year he had only 3 in 32 games, with the rest of the season lost to injury. Both of his goals this year have tied their respective games.
Also in yesterdays game, he and James Neal collided more than once. I felt that, let me tell you.
Mike’s goal and the Caps effort were not enough yesterday – and I am not sorry. There was much too much of this going on:
And this. Chris Kunitz had a hat trick, Crosby had 3 assists, Letang and Cooke each had 1 G/1 A.
I had too much cold medicine and the spins from watching the Pens warm up from the front row. You try to make it through 17 minutes of Nealer doing this, only closer.
While I was cheering loudly and often for the Pens, they could have been better. The Caps played pretty well, except their power playis like watching that revolting Go Daddy Super Bowl kissing commercial for two minutes straight. Vokoun had to be very good in net, and he certainly was.
It’s not his fault iCarly scored the weirdest goal I’ve ever seen:
Crosby’s got a 4-game point streak going… and the tiniesthint of a mustache. No no no! Why can’t his superstitions run toward shirtless push-ups after every game? Don’t make me hate points, Sid. The Pens face the Islanders Tuesday night, then rematch against the Caps on Thursday in Pittsburgh. Will this still be going on (because you know it won’t be any darker by then)?
Post-game interview, ghost-stache is action here.