Win or lose, this is the last hockey game of the season.
Five things I would have rather done than watched Game Five:
1. Visit the proctologist or urologist for an unnecessary surgery.
2. Get further in touch with my feminine side.
3. Forgive my old college roommate for the misery he put me through.
4. Open a Twitter account.
5. Attend a Furries Convention.
Pittsburghers are absolutely spoiled when it comes to sports teams. As painful as the shellacking in game five was to watch, it was just one game, and it is nothing compared to how disappointing watching the Pirates can be.
As the Worm Turns
A major turning point in game six, and there were several, was the third period penalty kill by the Penguins off of Bill Guerin’s penalty.
Entering game seven one has to figure that the Pens are bound to have some of their star forwards breakout. Whether it be Crosby, Malkin, or Staal, all have been fairly quiet during this final. Of course the same could be said for Detroit’s Zetterberg, Daysyuk, and Hossa.
All Done But the Crying
There is really nothing left to say about this series that has not already been said. Suffice to say that young stars Sidney Crosby and company realize what is at stake. They realize that they have done everything in their young lives to reach this single moment. One never hopes to reach the pinnacle of the career at such a young age but professional sports is a different beast. For Crosby, Malkin, and Fleury, this will likely be the second of several stops to the Stanly Cup Finals. Just ask Jaromir Jagr, just because it happened when you were young does not mean it will ever happen again.
Enough talk. Lets drop the puck.
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Written by Ian Altenbaugh