Over the weekend, things got very interesting out west. First the Sharks and Kings repeated the Capitals/Rangers dance of winning every home game to take their series to seven games.
I hope the trend of that series continues… which would mean the Sharks win Game 7. The Kings got to be bearded longest last year, let’s give the Sharks one more round to see what they can really do, okay? I’m generally against repeating for the Cup unless you’re my team, which means I don’t want the Kings to win again. I don’t want either of these teams to win it all anyway. And I don’t have to make sense.
Look how excited this lady is – don’t let her down tonight!
After the Sharks staved off elimination, then came the Blackhawks. From the highest highs of this season to the lowest lows of this series, the Hawks have certainly been dramatic. Watching the Jonathan Toews equivalent of a sleep-deprived, sugar-induced Sunday afternoon at Target temper tantrum was the low point. But we’ve all been there.
Sometimes you just need a friend who’s not afraid to barge into your room…
… and tell you that now is not the time for your Bachelorette meltdown! Don’t be that girl who cries in the limo, Jon!
Now the Hawks have bounced back to force Game 7. Is it Luck? Perseverance? Goonies never say die? If I were betting on which team shows up tomorrow night – the Hawks from this year or the Hawks from last week – I’d bet on the Hawks (and the Toews) from this year. Get it, boys.
These are the Game 7s that I love. SJ/LA won’t rip my heart out either way. CHI/DET could, but I feel lucky the Hawks are in it after dodging the slings and arrows of outrageous fortune.
Now It doesn’t matter how you got here, it only matters how you leave.Tags: Chicago Blackhawks, jonathan toews, San Jose Sharks