Of Course It Did

Well… Last night I was very PANIC! AT THE DISCO.  I feel a little better this morning , so allow me to re-edit my thoughts. Blue Jackets: 4; Penguins: 3 [Series tied 2-2] Listen, Fleury has been the Penguins’ best player all series.  Sometimes he is their only player actually playing.  So much has been […]

The Night Before

Allow me to present the Day 6 update as an autobiographical look at my catastrophic emotional instability. Penguins: 4, Blue Jackets 3 [Pens lead series 2-1] This game started and an instant later the Jackets had scored two goals.  Okay, maybe it took 3:18, but it felt like a heartbeat.  The Penguins were not ready, not willing and not […]

Days Go By

I hope everyone enjoyed the weekend.  I embarked on a “No carb left behind” mission and managed to consume every jellybean within a 10-mile radius (that moved as I did).  Mostly I was drowning Penguins-related sorrows and the sound of “Letang” from my memory. Anyway, let’s have a look at Friday (Day Three): Canadiens: 4; […]

Day Two (and Three, if you count OT)

One more  night in the books!  Welcome back to my way to be sure that I have noticed every playoff game around the League for three minutes.  Some of you probably called in “overtime” to work and are just waking up. Blues:4, Blackhawks: 3 Look,  overtime is one thing.  Triple overtime is two more things […]

Day One

There are two ways to spend any night during the NHL Playoffs: Enjoy a composed evening of important hockey that matters on a theoretical level, but not to your team. Like me, last night: One goal games all around, and no one made it look easy.  Here we go, Round One: Day One already gearing […]

The Edge of Glory

Since Psych was not renewed for a 9th season, Chuck & I are officially the best faux-psychic show in town.  No time is more ripe for our charlatan act than Day 1 of the 2014 NHL playoffs.  So sit back and allow us to disagree slightly on who will win in the first round. EAST Bruins […]

Tyler Tuesday: Beardspiration

Tyler and the Dallas Stars giving new meaning to the phrase “by the hair of my chinny-chin-chin”. They just squeeked into the playoffs and took then second Wild Card spot in the West.  I’m genuinely excited for Tyler (really I am!), given the circumstances of his departure from Boston.  He has matured into a high […]

Hope on the Rocks

The playoffs give me angst.  For the duration of the Penguins’ chances I will feel sick to my stomach nearly all the time.  A portion of that is desire to win, and a large chunk has been devoted over the last few years to hoping this isn’t the moment James Neal does something stupid. I’m […]

Blackhawks Win the Cup

So ends the 2013 season.  One lockout.  Zero Winter Classics, 24/7 episodes, All-Star Games or NHL Awards ceremonies.  One Stanley Cup. credit: sportsmockery I’m sure Chuck will do a post about the Bruins when she’s ready.  For now we send her and our other Bruins fan friends love.  We’ve all had teams lose before, but […]

Beard of the Year

It’s here… #BeardWatch2013′s Beard of the Year!  I had to do this one solo, as Chuck is away, but I’m sure she will appreciate it from her European Vacation.  There were so many possibilities this year – manly beards as far as the eye can see.  An excellent problem to have. Read it here: Yahoo Puck […]

Honey, I’m Home.

Remember me?  I was visiting my parents last week and there are no interwebs in the woods.  Also there is no NBC Sports Network so it’s a good thing I was at a Lady Antebellum show instead of trying to watch Game 2!  The outcome was also much better. Chuck is on vacation and I […]

Raiders of the Stanley Cup

Everyone knows that any nerd movie worth watching involves some sort of an epic quest – a quest for something so important, powerful, that it could forever change the course of human history. Lord of the Rings.  Star Wars.  The Goonies. Tonight at 8pm in the Madhouse on Madison, another quest will begin. Warriors will […]

Chuck’s Friday Night

Let me preface this by saying that I’m not typically a girl that goes to bars alone. Mainly, because it makes me feel more acutely single than I already do and also because I try not to drink alone. Last Friday, I set aside my rule and ventured out to my local in the pouring […]

Foxy Friday: Gregory Campbell – The Sequel

Normally we don’t tend to feature the same player twice in our Foxy Friday feature, but after what Gregory Campbell did on Wednesday night, how could we not? from bosstownsports.tumblr.com In case you’ve been living under a rock since Wednesday, just take a moment to review what transpired to bring about this Foxy Friday Sequel. […]

BeardWatch 2013: The Best of What’s Still Around

We’re getting close to the end, and the biggest, baddest beards of this year’s playoffs are vying for their chance to reach the ultimate goal: full growth. In this week’s BeardWatch, we give praise to the best of what’s still around in the Conference Championships, your current frontrunners for 2013 Playoff Beard of the Year, Jaromir […]

A Flair for the Dramatic

Patrice Bergeron certainly has a flair for the dramatic, doesn’t he? First, his game tying and then game winning OT goal verses Toronto in Round 1 and now this.   While credit goes to Bergeron for scoring the goal, mad props go to Jaromir Jagr for making it all possible.  His play on Evgeni Malkin […]

A Hockey Haiku

A Metaphor for the Playoffs by Duncan Keith   Stick to pretty face In another life stay friend Call when it’s summer     The Kings rebounded to beat the Hawks last night.  Just sayin’.

Keep On Movin’

Battle of the Blog: Game Two The Penguins had a game last night.  Sort of. I won’t talk about what went wrong because: a) I would be here all day. (The defense!) b) Everyone has already said it. (The passing!) c) I refuse to put more bad mojo into the universe about the Penguins right now. […]

You Oughta Know

Battle of the Blog: Game One Since Chuck and I are not talking, I have no idea if she’s planning to write this same post today.  You guys can tell me later. So, Saturday night was exciting, yes?  Too exciting.  Run-and-gun hockey is fun to watch only if: the puck goes in the net. it’s […]

BeardWatch2013: We’re Holding Out for a Hero

“We need a hero. We’re holding out for a hero to the end of the night.  He’s gotta have a beard and he’s gotta have fuzz. And he’s gotta be fresh from the ice.” ~ Chuck & Pants It’s Conference Final time, and every hockey fan knows it’s often a new guy, a third-liner or […]