Sorry, what were you saying? JamesNeal.com couldn’t hear anything over the Penguins scoring four goals in 10:30 last night vs. Colorado.
The Pens were down 3-2 when the second period began. Then this happened:
Nealmobile was 1st star with 1 G/2 A and infallible facial hair grooming. Can I tell you why? There’s a guy at my gym who looks like James Neal (only not as tall), who always wears a knit hat. Just before the game started, I saw him with his hat off for the first time. 200% increase in James Neal resemblance! Poor Pants almost fell off the elliptical runner in a tangle of limbs and headphone cords. Super win.
Obviously this powered James to another stellar performance. It helped that Granato was being hilarious on the bench, keeping things positive even when the Pens were losing:
And referees were being stupid with their tripping calls, making Jimmy angry. You won’t like him when he’s angry.
Geno had the sweet game-winner on a nice pass from Neal, then an even better pass from himself. Tanger scored the prettiest goal of the night – seems fitting. With this the Penguins are 11-4-3 and have 25 points to tie the Blackhawks atop the NHL standings. Just the way I like the world to be.
[For those of you stuck on the part where a guy at my gym looks like James Neal, you should visit me. There are also guys who strongly resemble Eric Staal (srsly twins), Tyler Seguin (or at least his tattoo), Tyler Kennedy (back from a concussion, WOOT), Brooks Laich, one who kinda looks like Stamkos and a guy with a Movember fu manchu worthy of Max Talbot. It’s hilarious. Extra push-ups for everyone!]