3 AM (It Must be OT)

3 May

It wasn’t quite 3 AM, but close…

When John Carlson scores a goal, I get irrationally happy.  When that goal is assisted by Karl Alzner, I yell, “Apples to Apples!” and jump around the room.  Can we get this guy a clear mouth guard?

Sadly iCarly’s goal was not enough as the Caps lost an epic triple-overtime game to the Rangers.  I have a new downstairs neighbor (bad timing!) and will probably get an angry call from my landlord today (don’t care!) about the noise.  And the language.  But I don’t plan to settle down anytime soon.

You all thought this was in, right?  I threw my arms up… and Mr. Pants ended up wearing some wine.  Oops.

By the end of the second overtime, I was emotionally exhausted.  I can’t imagine how the players on either team felt, dragging around like anchors on a ship.  They never cease to amaze me – no one who went down for a shot block decided to take a nap or curled up against Nicky B and closed their eyes.  I know most of you were thinking about it.

This Caps team looks confident, strong and, as they have since the playoffs started, they look like a TEAM.  Even Mike Green loved us back last night with five shots on goal.  Bring on Saturday!  Give us more of Braden Holtby’s adorable parents in the stands!

I have to say the Rangers also played a heck of a game, of course.  Ryan McDonagh had over 53 minutes.  WOW.  Ginger Staal had 49-plus.  Bless their hearts if they can even get out of bed today.

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4 Responses to “3 AM (It Must be OT)”

  1. kuh-NOO-buhl May 3, 2012 at 2:31 pm #

    By the time I caught metro and drove the rest of the way home, it WAS 3am for me. Up for work at 6 (thank you, Juan Valdez). Despite the heart wrenching loss – TOTALLY WORTH IT!!!

  2. MattyD May 3, 2012 at 3:33 pm #

    I have bags under my eyes and sadness in my heart…GO CAPS!

  3. Anonymous May 3, 2012 at 4:27 pm #

    This game was amazing. I must say I don’t like the Caps, but Mrs. Holtby was slowly eroding my defenses with her adorableness. Great, great game, totally worth losing some sleep.

  4. MouthGuard May 3, 2012 at 8:33 pm #

    There’s nothing quite like the sight of O-Felch tearing into power bars on the bench like it’s his Last Meal on Earth. Seriously – I felt so bad for all of those guys when OT3 happened. They were famished and spent. It’s not like the old days when guys were more prepared for the grind of bonafide OT. New NHL regular season OT is over before it even gets started.

    I hope all the players went to the sauna today and got some major deep tissue work (no happy endings, though!). I’ll bet the King treated himself to a mani/pedi, too. A tooth-whitening treatment, perhaps.

    Not a fan of Mikey but even I can tell something’s just not quite right there. He’s playing like a boneheaded shadow of himself. What’s going on?

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