Wow... two hockey posts in a row. I'm not at all excited about hockey. Seriously. LOL... actually, once we go to the home opener on Wednesday, it will probably be three posts in a row! But I'm getting ahead of myself. Friday night, a group of us got together for the Caps v. Pens game. Can I profess to be completely shocked at the turn-around between the game the week before and this one? Granted... Pitt had most of their starting line-up watching from their couches back at home, but still... the Caps looked good. They were actually completing passes and scoring goals! Ovechkin and Halpern rock. Ovechkin had a hat trick, which was highly enjoyable. Caps won, it was awesome!
Steph and I decided, however, that just one game in a weekend wasn't enough. So immediately after the last session of conference on Saturday, I jumped in my car to meet her at the metro and we went to the MCI center for another game... this one against Philadelphia. I was crossing my fingers that we'd get to see Forsberg play, and we weren't disappointed! He's amazing. And yes, I realize that this constitutes *some* cheering for the opposing team, but come on... he was my favorite player on my favorite team for 10 years. Some things just don't go away altogether. In any case, we got there and went to stand in line for tickets when two guys came up and offered us some extra seats - they were just giving them away, rather than waste them, so we figured, why not? They were nice guys and the seats were fabulous - club level, center ice. Sweet. This was an awesome game... I mean, they lost, but there was lots of action - fights, lots of goals, more fights, more goals... then a last minute game-tying goal by Phili, OT, regulation shoot-out, and then sudden death shoot-out. Nail-biter, seriously. So the Flyers won in the sudden death shoot-out. I LOVE hockey. Bring on the regular season!!! (Oh, and the fight picture is for Rae... she asked me to take pictures of fights for her :D So here you go! Enjoy...lol). More hockey pics here :)