ETA: I have to say, that while I was watching this game, I was completely blinded by my love for Patty K and just ecstatic about his return. Therefore, I didn’t actually blog constructively, and for some reason, felt that the Sabres played a good game. Ummm, what hockey game was I watching, you ask? I have no effing idea. So read this with a grain of salt, and please know that I am really, really, really upset with our defensemen, our forwards, our power play, and more specifically, Clarke MacArthur, Maxim Afinogenov, and a few others. Yikes… You call that hockey? Shesh….

My favorite thing having to deal with the Devils is this.

So, like I promised, I’m liveblogging tonight. For the first time since, like, October something. Sparky’s in the lineup!! Yay ManChild II !!!!! Hopefully playing with Derek will help him out a little bit, production-wise. And, like I said, I really, really hope that Patty K runs someone–HARD–tonight. It’d be even better if it were on his first shift. Nothing like jumping right back into the game.

First Period

18:54 left Stupid Devils. Not a terribly bad goal, in my opinion, but the rebound was baaaaad. 0-1

16:30 Derek showed up to work tonight. My mother says he was “inspired by [my] beauty last night.”

14:10 ANOTHER GOAL POST?? Seriously, I think we need to start a Monopoly-esque Free Parking for the player who hits the most posts in a season.

13:02 DREW STAFFORD ILY!!!!!!!!! Beautiful tip-in! OMGAH FINALLY WE’RE RUSHING THE NET. “Upon further review, it is a good goal.” Yay! 1-1

12:31 That’s the Patty K I love!! Way to put us on the power play, dear! ❤

11:20 The power play looks impressive, thus far. I like that they’re shooting a lot more. EMPHASIS ON A LOT. They’re looked really good.

9:20 Okay, if anyone knows the count of 5-on-3’s in our opponents’ favor this season, please tell me. My curiosity has been peaked.

8:16 Booooo. Drew, you’re not allowed to be friends with Parise anymore. 1-2

3:10 Oh, Max… If only you could score fancy goals like you used to be able to do

2:26 Someone’s got a death wish. You don’t hit Patty after the play and live to tell the tale, Mr. Rupp (for long, at least).

0:00 Overall, a decent period. I’m pretty pleased with the Sabres thus far. Good enough job on the PK, and good puck movement and opportunities on the PP. It’d only be better if Pat had listened to me and had run someone, but whatever. There’s still 40 minutes for that. =]

(Roby just called Tallinder a “wounded puma.” What the hell is a wounded pew-ma, and what is it doing on ice?)

(TIMMY’S NOT DEAD!! And he can draw?? WHAAA??? It’s too bad that he’s such a man-whore. He’d probably be a really good father. That is, if he doesn’t have a whole litter of kiddies already… Hmmm…. It almost makes me love him again.)

Second Period

16:30 Okay, this has nothing to do with the game, but I REALLY MISS TIM CONNOLLY. That video only put me back into withdrawal. =[

10:12 Did I mention that I ❤ Patrick Kaleta? I did? Well, I did it again. Sue me.

9:08 Wow, that goal wasn’t awful, or anything. I realize that it was tipped, but man, was that puck moving slowly. Yuck. 1-3

8:50 PATRICK KALETA, I’VE SAID IT TWICE ALREADY TONIGHT, BUT I REALLY, REALLY, REALLY LOVE YOU. Yayyyyy, you’re really cute. 2-3

0:00 Kim called me right after Pat scored (to ask me if I was freaking out, which I was), so I have nothing constructive to say about the rest of the period. Sorry.

Third Period

17:32 Collin White has a dirty mouth. Anyone have any soap??

16:41 Seriously? Seriously? That was a stupid penalty.

14:45 Nice work, Reggie!!! Showing flashes of Timmy with his holding of the puck in the offensive zone on the PK.

13:58 WHAT. THE. HELL. Way to just fall apart there, guys. MacArthur should’ve had that puck out, and Paetsch should’ve had him. And Miller? NO MORE POKE-CHECKS. Next time I see you at Wegmans, I’m telling you to stop poke-checking. 2-4

12:06 Paetsch hit someone!! Yay!! (Sidenote: It’s pretty pathetic when the only thing that I’ve cheered about thus far in the third is a mediocre hit…)

10:22 Ummm… What?? For reals? How was Ryan supposed to do anything about that when whatshisface bowls over him?? 2-5

10:10 YAYYYYY PAUL!! 3-5

6:42 Oduya? I wanna kill ya.

4:37 Um, so I really like how, as soon as Clemmensen is touched, the whistle blows, but a Devil can be on top of Millsie, and the Devils can then take possession of the puck, shoot, and score, and no one thinks twice about it. Cool deal.

0:03 Way to get emotional when it’s way too late.

0:00 Devils win, 3-5. That’s a damn shame.

Honestly though, that wasn’t a bad game at all. That is, if you look past the fact that officiating was a little lame, and that we lost.

Patty K should get the pigeon in my opinion.

That’s about all I’ve got to say… =[

…except this: FAIL.

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