Cloud Nine

28 Oct

Today at James Neal scored last night (we bet he did) in the Pens 3-2 win over the Islanders.  It wasn’t just a goal – Neal scored the first and only 5-on-4 power play goal the Islanders have given up all season.  He doesn’t just score.  He breaks your streaks and ruins your percentages, takes your women and makes it look easy.

Seriously, he and I have the same reaction every time he scores:

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Nealmobile is now tied again with Cartman for the NHL lead in goals with nine.

In a weird move, the Islanders pulled Evgeni Nabokov at the end of regulation and replaced him with Ricky DiPietro’s beard for the shootout (grooming classes sadly not offered at BU).  Apparently Nabokov’s lingering lower body was acting up.  DiPietro gets hurt every time he sees a zamboni, but he survived last night.  He just didn’t win.

Just like Brian Wilson did...

Nealmobile did miss in the shootout, but Geno had already stuffed one down DiPietro’s throat.  Malkin had 2 G/1A on the night for 5 points in 5 games.  The guy looks like he’s having so much fun out there.  If he can stay healthy, Neal can stay hot and we can get the Crosbot back… well, we might just be kissing something shiny at the end of the year.

2 Responses to “Cloud Nine”

  1. Shannon October 28, 2011 at 10:55 am #

    Neal has hands down been the best FA pick up I’ve made in my fantasy hockey league!!! And the Caps fan in me shutters at admitting that out loud!

  2. Lindsay October 28, 2011 at 11:05 am #

    This post made me realize…I dreamt the Pens won the Cup last night. OMFG! Premonition???

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