Thank Heaven for something to save me from last night’s Penguins game. In a blatant attempt to distract, Captain Frankentoews challenged himself to see how many stitched cuts one can have on the left side of the face. [video] He got a 2-for-1 last night with a puck to the helmet that cut his forehead:
But the real story was Viktor Stalberg’s hat trick. The first goal (Kane and Toews to Stalberg) made us a little weak in the knees. Could that be better-looking than the Kane-Toews-Sharp line? We need #10 back to try Stalberg-Toews-Sharp. The Earth may not survive that impact, but it’s worth a shot.
Stalberg completed his hat trick with an empty-netter and the Hawks won 5-2. Viktor has 12 goals this season – 7 of those against Columbus. In just 3 games. As if the Jackets weren’t having a tough enough time.
While the Blackhawks are arguably the best-looking team in the NHL, they also have a penchant for the best-looking girls. If you don’t watch them a lot, you’re probably not familiar with the intermission puck shot contest. It’s the typical “fan shoots from center ice” game, but the contestants are ALWAYS a man, a kid and a blond. A hot blond in boots. I can’t remember if I’ve ever even see a hot brunette try the shot. Maybe the Hawks already hired them all:
For those of you who follow other teams, who else does this? I know a lot of teams have Ice Girls, but I think the Hawks girls wear the smallest outfits. In DC, it’s old guys in track suits. In Anaheim at least the girls wear pants. Anyone else? I find it hilarious. It’s like TV Timeout Vegas every night at the Madhouse.
(For the record, I’d do it. Sign me up. Nothing at all against Ice Girls, cheerleaders, etc. Except that they look good and I’d definitely fall on my ass.)