Thursday, March 1, 2007

flames v. wild postgame (aka reaction)

i couldn't watch or listen to this game live, cause i was out entertaining some bigwigs from work [which sounds like a chore, i know, but really it means drinking too much beer with a bunch of dudes i quite enjoy]. jason, who lives in minneapolis, kindly offered to text me updates. but my phone was annoyingly quiet...

10:50pmET "0-0 after first. wild outshot flames. flames took more penalties. both forechecks look pretty good. big chess match period."
[i sigh and wish i was watching, go back to tapas]

11:05pmET "backs didn't come back. hardings in goal now 4 wild"
[i ponder the huge opportunity presented, order another beer]

11:41pmET "0-0 after 2. harding looks solid. wild start 3rd on PP"
[i wonder which line combos playfair's got going, and if nummelin is simply shutting them down singlehandedly]

11:59pmET "gabby scores on a 5 on 3. 1-0 wild"
[i vocalize profanities, directed at both gaborik and the flames (for taking too many penalties). the work guys inquire, with faux-concern]

12:24amET "regehr scores from the blue line. 1-1, 3:10 left"
[i literally thrust my fist in the air and profess my love for reggie and his adorably humungous ears]

12:31amET "OT comin'. this is no fun without you"
[which i don't get till later due to alcohol consumption and obliviousness to the buzzing]

12:37amET "shootouts"
[see above]

12:44amET "flames win in SO. iggy gets only goal"
[in a half-cut burst of pure joy, i exlaim "FLAMES WIN." the work dudes offer disinterested congratulations and return to talking about whatever it was they were talking about].


that was MY reaction. did you see KIPPER'S ??? i always love watching kipper's nonchalance after a win. i love watching him chat with mclennan, who skates out to the net to congratulate him, and seeing his grin through his mask... but while most goalies, following a shootout win, react as though they've just won the cup, last night kipper just casually started off towards the bench... and then clearly let out a violent celebratory "YEAHHHH !!!!"

soo sweet...

5 comments:

Kyle said...

What Jason failed to mention is the Regehr's goal was on a slapshot!! First ever for Reggie I think

hockeygirl said...

I love the texting updates. I have found myself being on the sending and receiving end of those exchanges before, luckily all good news too.

walkinvisible said...

What Jason failed to mention is the Regehr's goal was on a slapshot

yeah but he said it was the blueline. which insinuates slapshot. cause god knows reggie ain't gonna score with a backhand from the blueline...

Kyle said...

yeah but he said it was the blueline. which insinuates slapshot. cause god knows reggie ain't gonna score with a backhand from the blueline...

He still usually wrists it though!

walkinvisible said...

He still usually wrists it though!

and by "usually" you mean on those rare occasions he actually attempts to hit the puck towards the net...?