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So tonight’s game absolutely rocked but I’m assuming that you already knew that, if you didn’t we won 5-0, that’s right, it’s not a typo, that’s a big fat goose egg (haha oh Paul) in the Washington category.
Well tonight was absolutely wonderful for two reasons the first one obviously being that the Sabres kicked butt…I’m sorry I ever doubted you, you wonderful pieces of man flesh, yes even you Timmy I’m including you in that although I’m afraid that just by mentioning your name in this blog it puts me at risk for all kinds of horrible STDs although like the Grinch I wouldn’t touch you with a 49 and a half foot pole.
ANYWAYS in the seat next to my mom and I there a single seat and let me tell you some of the people that sit in that seat are clueless, like one girl who yelled “forecheck, I don’t even know what that means, but forecheck” I debated between smacking her upside the head for being an obvious puck bunny or taping her mouth shut because she kept yelling this through the ENTIRE game.
Back to the second good thing that happened tonight, a man who looked like Santa Claus was sitting in the single seat tonight and I debated for a split second whether or not to climb on his lap and ask for a Stanley Cup for Christmas (I didn’t). He and my mom got to talking and we found out that his son was one of the refs in tonight’s game Brian Pochmara, so of course I had to be on my best behavior and not boo the refs like I normally would, but he was one of the better officials I’ve seen so there really wasn’t a need for it. But like the man said, “it’s so nice as a parent to listen to 18,000 people boo your child,” of course that comes with the territory because most refs do suck and we haven’t had the best luck with them lately.
But that wasn’t the best part he mentioned that he was from Detroit and that he knew Ryan, as in Miller, and Ryan’s family. Of course this piqued my interest because let’s face it, how many times do you get to talk to anyone who actually knew the players when they were younger. He said that when Ryan was 10 or 11 he was still playing forward on his team and he told his dad that he wanted to try goaltending, his father made him a deal, if Ryan could score a hat trick in his next game he would let him try goaltending, needless to say, Ryan scored 4 goals and the rest is history. I love finding out what players were like when they were younger and apparently Ryan was scrawny, uhhh, when he was younger??? How about like now? As evidence:

Not much has changed obviously.

Of course even though we won 5-0 I have to wonder what the game would have been like had Ovechkin been playing but I guess we can’t consider all the what ifs and we should just put another tally in the win column and move on to worry about Monday’s game against New Jersey. Which is starting to look bright and shiny considering Brodeur left tonight’s game in the second period with what management is calling a bruised elbow, so let’s all just hope that it’s bad enough that he sits out Monday.

But right now I’m just going to revel in the fact that we lost our last two games and came out tonight like the beasts I know we can be, I’m just going to be happy and enjoy it.

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