You jump, I jump. Right?

15 Feb

The Detroit Red Wings set the NHL consecutive home game win record last night with 21 straight, edging out two teams (1929-30 Bruins and1975-76 Fyers) to claim the crown.  Detroit also holds the record for consecutive road wins (12) [link].  Well la dee freakin’ dah.

The Wings have only 3 home losses this season, the last one on November 3. They’re #1 overall with 80 points, just a step ahead of the NYR (79).  And makes Gator feel like…

I think I see an octopus!

Then there’s the Chicago Blackhawks 9-game winless streak (8 regulation losses, 1 OT loss).  The extended road trip has earned 1 point in 7 games, all losses against Western Conference teams.  They’ve been outscored 38-17 and still have to visit NYR and Columbus.

Currently 6th in the West, this isn’t the end of the Blackhawks world. Because the ship can’t sink, right?  The Central Divison is by far the strongest in the West (damn you, Detroit!) and hey, 65 points would put you first in the Southeast (yes Caps, I’m talking to you).  But there’s a skid and then there’s…

Women and Joey the Junior Reporter into the lifeboats!

It’s too depressing to listen to them talk.  The only things that could possibly make us feel even a little better are Viktor Stalberg’s eyelashes.

Does he have to always look like he just woke up?  Ridiculous interview video link.  And another ridiculous video:

(Pants Note: We had a Titanic 3D event last night.  Forgive us.)

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8 Responses to “You jump, I jump. Right?”

  1. Jess February 15, 2012 at 10:56 am #

    Jack and Rose are clearly wading through my tears in that photo. Of course they were going to lose yesterday. It was Valentine’s Day and I love them so NATURALLY they broke my heart. Add to this my Canucks-loving boyfriend who insists the Hawks will be out of the playoffs by this time next week and the fact that I am being ironically retweeted by CBJ fans… it is a really hard time to be a Hawks fan 😦 It’s probably a blessing that I will miss 90% of tomorrow’s game… I might find myself cheering for Dan Girardi’s cheekbones, I mean the NYR.

    • Lindsay February 15, 2012 at 3:33 pm #

      I’m consoling myself with shirtless Brandon Prust and Dan/Landon Girardi videos at rangers.nhl.com.

  2. Sarah Jane February 15, 2012 at 11:07 am #

    So proud of my beloved Red Wings. It’s been quite the journey… good thing it isn’t over yet. Cannot wait to see them make the streak even longer.

    • Pants February 15, 2012 at 11:14 am #

      Sarah Jane, Gator asked me to tell you that she thinks you’re brilliant and wonderful. And I would not be surprised if the Red Wings win another 20 in a row at home. Not at all.

    • Deanna February 16, 2012 at 1:48 pm #

      Fellow Wings fan here, and proud as hell of them. Cannot believe they’ve won 21 straight at home and the way they’re playing they’ve got a chance to keep it going!

      • christy February 17, 2012 at 12:14 am #

        Let’s hope for 22 tomorrow 🙂

  3. Cya February 15, 2012 at 2:12 pm #

    I really believe the Hawks played much better last night, they really need help with their defense (defence for our Canadian friends). Leddy is frustrating the hell out of me. I know he’s a kid, but COME ON. Not looking forward to the Rangers.

  4. Amanda February 15, 2012 at 2:34 pm #

    Stalberg’s english is really good.
    Is it easy for Swedes to learn english or are they all just brilliant? They’re probably just all brilliant. Well, at least Stalberg is.
    Obviously did not get the “good-with-languages” part of the Swedish genes. Must consult ancestors.

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