Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Hockey update

Sad excuse for a post, but guess what? I'm self-absorbed and lazy. Sucks for you.

My good team remains undefeated, although we're clearly not the dominant force we might have imagined ourselves to be. Our last two games were a tie (after blowing a 4-1 lead) followed up by last night's nailbiting 11-10 win.

Yes, 11-10. And I play defense.

I blame it on our goalie. John, if you're reading this, you know I love you, but that was possibly the worst display of goaltending I've seen since the night you forgot to show up and I was forced to put on the pads. The score at the end of the first period was 7-6, and there might have been a total of eight saves between both keepers. We're not talking about point-blank top-shelf where-mama-hides-the-cookie-jar laser shots, but dribblers from outside the zone that somehow sneaked through. Just ugly. Additionally, they scored three goals that deflected off our defensemen, which isn't the goalie's fault but just awful luck.

It did set up an exciting finish, however. Trailing 10-7 with less than five minutes to play, we mounted an impressive comeback. We scored twice to make it 10-9, and then with 0:55 left we were awarded a penalty shot and converted for the tie. With only 0:11 remaining, we scored the game-winner and improved our record to 6-0-1.

In other news, it seems that Deppen has finally joined the blogosphere. I predict a total of four posts before he loses interest (he has two already) so make sure you get your fill of the elusive Deppen before he goes back into hiding.


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