Game 7, Baaaaby!

27 05 2011

Happy Game 7 of the ECF, everybody! There is nothing like watching a do or die game. Tonight will be the battle of the goalies. Who’s going to be flawless?

Stay in your cage Timmy--or it's the invisible fence collar for you!!

Tampa's favorite, Roli

I am in my element. Tonight, I bleed black & gold. I live for days like this! It’s one of those: sick to your stomach–bouncing your knee up & down–biting your lip–heart pounding–hard to breathe–rocking back & forth–kinda games that every hardcore fan loves (regardless of what they may say). Life can’t get any better today!

You can bet Vancouver will be sitting by their TV watching tonight’s game to see who they will be facing next Wednesday night. All of the East Coast will be holding their breath to see who will be representing the ECF in Lord Stanley’s Finals. Both teams are so close, they can taste it.

It's so shiny...

People are walking with a little more pep in their step here in Boston. We’re seeing the light after a long 20 years of nothing. Tampa’s dying the channel blue & creating human ‘bolts’ in support of their team. People who haven’t been watching the playoffs are now flipping on games just because it’s what everyone is talking about.

One team gets the W tonight. S & I are already shaking in anticipation. We’re little balls of energy who can’t sit still.

We.Are.Ready.

And just in case things go south (no pun intended) for Boston tonight…I should say this now while I’m still in a positive mood:

Good series, Tampa. It was everything I expected it to be! I will also be sending you my next hair salon bill so I can dye all the gray hairs I’ve acquired this past series…

Thanks a lot Bolts.

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Pack your sunglasses and speedos boys…

18 05 2011

It’s off to TAMPA! Or what the Lightning marketing team likes to call “Hockey Paradise”

Tampa is more than ready for the return of their golden boys and to give the Bruins a not so friendly, rowdy welcome.

And really, who doesn’t want to travel to the sunshine state to play hockey? Especially with an arena like this! (With the weather acting the way it is up here, I’ll come to a game in Tampa willingly -L)

Pretty good view, eh?

Let’s talk shop. It is always interesting to see how a team handles momentum swings, such as a much needed win or the changing of cities mid series. Can Baby Seguin stay hot? Yes, in more than one way! I believe if coach gives him the minutes he will remain productive, much to my dismay. Thomas hasn’t been great for the Bruins but he has been reliable. With a highly offensive team like Tampa, the scores could be a lot uglier. Goals are coming from every line combination that Coach Boucher puts on the ice. My main concern is will Roloson rebound from an uncharacteristic less than perfect game 2. (I think it’s safe to say it wasn’t ALL the goalies fault on Tuesday. D definitely has to step it up on both ends -L)

But now for the biggest question of all…Will the Bruins feed off of their home victory Tuesday night? Or will the Lightning surge back with the help of their hometown crowd? Is it Thursday night at 8PM EST yet???? -S

So glad he is coming home to me ; )





Holy Big Bad Bruins, Batman!

18 05 2011

Last night. Wow. I think a few years have been shaved off my life. But hey! Guess what! We scored a PP goal!

Thank God!

That had to be one of the most chaotic games I’ve ever seen. Who would have thought between the 2 teams that 11 goals would be scored?! So much for a low scoring series.

Tampa scored first. My first thought?! …not again. Not even 10 seconds later, S bbm’d me: “was that quick or what???” I love her, but we certainly know how to get under each others skin when it comes to sports.

And then…the 2nd period happened. 5 goals. Who woulda thunk? We came back so fast, Roli’s head spun.

What just happened?!

Even Coach McSteamy couldn’t figure it out.

Huh?

I thought for sure there was going to be a major fight last night. Actually, S and I both did. Tempers were flaring early. But it seems whenever we say something about it, it never happens. Next time, I’ll just keep my thoughts to myself.

But there was one very brave Bolt. Steve Downie.

Z: What are you doing, you little pest?!

It made me giggle when I saw little 5’11” 191lb Downie try to take on the 6’9” 255lb Human Tree. If Big Z even looked in my direction, I’d cry. But no, not Downie. He went in right for the kill. Props to you, Stevie. You’ve certainly gained my respect!

Well, that was Game 2. It certainly wasn’t perfect and we still have a lot of work to do but now it’s onto the Sunshine State. Stay focused boys. You can watch all the girls in bikini’s you want ONCE the playoffs are over.