Thursday, December 11, 2008

Breaking Records? Penguins over Islanders 9 - 2

Not quite. The Islanders gave up eleven goals in 1981 against Calgary* (fixed!). So nine isn't a record. And THIS is what Josh Bailey needs so he can miss a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity? His assist points? Okay. FINE!
And how many times a night can we play "How many players can you fit in the box?" Perhaps if there weren't so many five on three pentalty kills it would have only been six to two. UGGGHHH... Okay, What can we possibly say about tonight's game that we can feel good about?

Well, for a change... the MSG Plus HD feed didn't make me think I was going deaf. It was actually a decent levels the entire game. A few intermittent microphone problems but nothing else.

Wait, was I supposed to say something about the hockey game? Okay... WOW! What about those Penguins? Two hat tricks!

I had no high hopes this morning going into this game. I even reluctantly put on yet another blue, white and orange outfit to work (even though it's the Christmas season). I emailed one of my Islander insiders yesterday letting them know that even I was getting depressed, and that's not a good thing. I'm always accused of wearing those orange colored glasses, and even accused on someonelse's blog about being more concerned with what the players look like than their skill level. (Hmmm.... someone doesn't know me very well.) But things are bad when even I start getting upset over the standings.

"Need a hug?" was the response I received. Actually I think I need a "double mocha vodka Valium latte," thank you. And maybe a FEW FREAKIN' POINTS!

As soon as the first period garnered the Penguins four goals, I had a feeling it was going to get bad. By the time the second period started, I was calling for a nine goal game. I got my wish. Considering they gave up four in the first and four in the second, they could very well have given up four in the third and THEN they would have had their record breaking game. (Well, if you're going to lose, you may as well have something to show for it.)

Hilbert shoved Malkin, and even old room mates Sutton and "Tank" got into a little battle after the whistle. That's a shame. But the frustration level was just too high, especially during the post game. Scott Gordon couldn't even look at the camera.

What now?

1 comment:

NYIsles1/IslesTigers said...

I think the game you refer to was in Calgary.

Ottawa was not back in the NHL in 1981.