Tag Archives: Hockey

Tampa-Toronto

Just got back from the Tampa Lightning-Toronto Maple Leafs game, which I went to with Melissa, Darren, Cam and Joe. Big thanks to Darren for picking up the tickets, which were a mind-blowing $17.50. $17.50 for an NHL game! Of course they were nose-bleeds, but still. Seems like an incredible deal to me. Anyone here know what Canuck nosebleeds cost?
I’m sure Cam will have pics for me to link to soon. 🙂 Incidentally Tampa ended up winning 2-1.
Update, 4:15pm: The pics have arrived. 🙂

Vancouver eliminated


🙁 🙁 🙁
I can’t remember a more tense game. Such incredible highs and low lows — when Matt Cooke scored the tying goal for Vancouver with 5.7 seconds left in the 3rd period, I thought I was going to die. And when Martin Gelinas scored the winning goal for Calgary just 1:25 into overtime, it was like the world stopped rotating and I was watching everything slide by. Kinda like what I imagine being in a car-wreck feels like. Flip, flip, flip, except without a thud at the end. In its place, was a big nothing. I just stared at the screen, not believing what had just happened, even though I saw it perfectly well.
Ack. Don’t think the sleep thing is going to work very well tonight.

Hockey Night in Sarasota


Hooo-whee! What a nail biter!! “What’s that?”, you ask? Well, the Canucks-Flames game of course. For those who haven’t been keeping track, tonight was game six in the best-of-seven series, which the Flames were leading 3-2.
The game went like this*:
End of First Period: No score.
End Second: Canucks up 4-1.
End Third: Tie game, 4-4.
Into overtime we go!
End First Overtime: Tie game, 4-4.
And — you see — since this is playoff hockey, they just keep right on playing if it’s tied at the end of the first overtime. So, on we went to the second overtime:
End Second Overtime: Tie game, 4-4.
On started the third overtime. Finally, 2:28 into the period, Brendan Morrison scored a beautiful goal to win the game and force the series back to Vancouver for what will unquestionably be a stressful final game Monday night.
I had the most spectacularly lazy day today. Part of this was propagated by going out to the Daiquiri Deck last night with Cam, Darren and Lisa. Lisa works for the newspaper that ran the article on Ultimate Frisbee a couple months back. She came out with the article writer and has recently regained interested in the sport; she came out Sunday, Tuesday and as well to our game on Thursday, too. There were people within +/-10 years of my age at the ‘Deck, which was good (a nice change of pace from the other two bars we thought of going to: “The Tasting Room” and “The Five O’Clock Club”, both of which appear to cater to the 40-50 year-old crowd.) Expensive drinks though — my tiny plastic-cup Electric Lemonade was $6.50. We drank slowly.
Before going to bed I made grand plans to clean up the house this morning. Of course that didn’t happen… entirely, anyhow. Instead, I slept until noon, and used a large chunk of the afternoon to create a hockey CD:
1 – Molson Hockey Night in Canada – CBC – 0:33
2 – ‘O Canada – Celine Dion – 1:32
3 – The Hockey Song – Molson Canadian – 0:50
4 – Good ol Hockey Game – Stompin’ Tom Connors – 2:11
5 – Hockey Song – Unknown – 0:38
6 – I Play Hockey – Don Cherry – 3:29
7 – Hockey Rap – Barenaked Ladies – 1:20
8 – Easy Chair Hockey Love – Mitch Hedberg – 0:59
9 – Hockey Editorial – Bob and Doug McKenzie – 2:28
10 – Song Two – Blur – 2:01
11 – Match De Hockey – Francois Perusse – 1:25
12 – Hit Somebody – Warren Zevon – 5:27
13 – I Am From Saskatchewan – Unknown – 1:43
14 – National Hockey Night Theme – ESPN – 1:00
15 – I Am Torontonian – Unknown – 1:08
16 – Me Like Hockey – Arrogant Worms – 1:59
17 – I am not Canadian (Quebecois rant) – Unknown – 1:40
18 – Coach’s Corner – CBC – 0:25
19 – Rock’em Sock’em Techno – Don Cherry & BKS – 2:42
20 – Hockey Song – Tragically Hip – 3:54
21 – Oilers Theme Song – Edmonton Oilers – 1:40
22 – Hockey Dad (Red Wings) – Esham – 2:23
23 – The Cup Will Never Go To Ottawa – Team 1200 – 2:43
24 – Joe Bowen Rap (Maple Leafs) – Young Offender – 2:51
25 – It’s Called The Todd Bertuzzi – Unknown – 2:42
26 – Whoomp There It Is – Tag Team – 4:56
27 – Danielle (She Don’t Care About Hockey) – Hanson Brothers – 3:22
28 – The Chance May Never Come Again – Playoff Music – CBC – 1:47
29 – I Wanna Drive the Zamboni – Gear Daddies – 2:38
30 – Old Canucks Advert – Vancouver Canucks – 0:40
31 – Change The World With My Hockey Stick – The Vandals – 2:23
32 – Homer’s Beer Song – The Simpsons – 0:33
33 – We Will Rock You – Queen – 2:18
34 – Bure Game 7 Winner – CBC – 0:36
35 – Na Na Na Na, Hey Hey Hey – Steam – 4:12
36 – Hockey Night in Canada (Original) – CBC – 0:33
73 minutes of puck-shootin’ bliss! Seek these gems out on your local filesharing service. I’m really looking foward to the next few days; talk about your hockey hysteria. Tomorrow, it’s Toronto Maple Leafs-Ottawa Senators in Game 6 (the Leafs lead the series 3-2); Monday, the final Canucks-Flames game; then Tuesday Game 7 of Leafs-Senators. Hopefully no more of them go into a sixth period like tonight — I’m not sure my stomach can handle the drama.
* I’m kinda tired, large salt grain recommended