Pass the Popcorn

25 Apr

Holy Canada.  Last night’s Blackhawks/Canucks game was one cake-eater away from being The Mighty Ducks.  So much drama that someone had to write this thing in advance.  I was fangirl-ing away on the couch.

Derpy Friday

We open on the Madhouse on Madison.  Vancouver goalie Roberto Luongo is having a  tough time – dethroned as team captain at the start of the year, featured in the All-Star Game teaser commercial then not voted into the game, lost 2 in a row after the Nucks took a 3-0 lead in the series against the defending Cup champs.  So last night backup goalie Cory Schneider got the start.  Cue close-up and dramatic music: is this the new hero?

Ginger Spice

The Canucks had three 1-goal leads, each time the Hawks took it back.  Especially this one, where Letang-inspired Michael Frolik was tripped on a breakaway and awarded a penalty shot.  GOLDBERG!  Not only does Frolik get the goal… tragedy strikes.

Schnieder is hurt, so Luongo comes on in relief.  Luongo wasn’t even on the Canucks bench – he was watching on TV in the locker room!  Apparently the bench was too full.  Is that like saying, “I’m fine!” when you’re clearly not and heaven help the boyfriend who takes you at your word?  I’m calling shenanigans on that nonsense.

King in the Castle. I have a chair.

A huge thunderstorm parked itself over my house last night – we had to close all the windows and crank up the volume just to hear the TV.  Call it Mother Nature’s version of “Chelsea Dagger” because the Hawks’ Ben Smith won the game in OT.  God Bless North Carolina.

Me: screaming, jumping, emotional collapse.  And now we get to do it all over again.  Game 7 on Tuesday at 9 PM.  We wanted it, we got it.  I’ll be wearing my Toews shirt.  Tazer Cats will be annihilating with their beams.  Neighbors will complain.  But in the movies, they always do.

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7 Responses to “Pass the Popcorn”

  1. Lindsay April 25, 2011 at 7:26 am #

    Best. Game. Ever. I watched this game at my in-laws and warned them of the excessive amounts of profanity, deep sighs and screaming that would ensue. Even an advance warning wasn’t enough to take the shock away.

    What an incredible effort by both team – down to the wire I was convinced Vancouver would take the series, and THRILLED when Smithy put the puck in the back of the net. I’ve been watching the highlights for 12 hours and STILL can’t get enough. Tomorrow’s going to be epic – I don’t know what kind of anxiety meds I’ll need to get through the day. Canada is closed.

    • Pants April 25, 2011 at 7:53 am #

      I’m with you – the Canucks dominated a lot of the play, especially in the overtime. Crawford was a golden god… he’s definitely in the zone, I have a good feeling about him.

  2. Chuck April 25, 2011 at 9:08 am #

    Pants, I’m torn. I want to cheer for the Hawks but I can’t bring myself to cheer for Ben Smith.

    He went to Boston College.

    *shudders*

    • Pants April 25, 2011 at 9:32 am #

      So just cheer AGAINST Cory Schneider, who also went to BC.

  3. Cya April 25, 2011 at 11:08 am #

    Luongo totally had to wipe off the nacho cheese from his face before hitting the ice. He wanted no part of the Madhouse!!!

  4. Brittany April 25, 2011 at 11:21 am #

    I feel so bad for my family. They didn’t understand why I was being so passionate about a team that wasn’t the Penguins.

    Tuesday will be too intense for words.

  5. Jones April 25, 2011 at 8:40 pm #

    That game was crazypants. Actually, the whole series has been crazy. It starts with Vancouver wrecking shit, and then all of a sudden Dunc is avenging his husband, Dave Bolland is one bad bitch, and who the f is this Ben Smith kid?

    Good thing Luongo has a big deal. He’s going to need a lot of counselling for his Hawks induced PTSD after this one.

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