Life is Pain

8 May

Most girls will tell you there are few situations in life that cannot be explained by a scene from The Princess Bride.

After the Caps’ loss to the Rangers last night, I feel Mostly Dead.  Tortured.  Gutted.  But if you lean close enough, you might hear me whisper:

In case you missed it (what on Earth were you doing instead?!), the Caps were up 2-1 with 22 seconds to play.  Joel Ward took a high-sticking double-minor for hitting Cary Elwes Ryan Gosling Carl Hagelin in the face.  Then this happened:

Inconceivable.  WE HAD THIS GAME!  Holtby was killing it and the Caps were digging for every inch.  It was right there… and here we go into the Fire Swamp, also known as another damned overtime game.

At least it didn’t take long.  Ginger Staal scored while Ward was serving his second penalty.  And just like that – Pit of Despair.

I feel so bad for Joel Ward.  It was an awful penalty but only one of a billion the Caps have taken this season.  And he handled it like this, managing to break my heart even more:

Shake it off, JWard.  Good adventure movies teach us that all hope is not lost.  I’m not going to kill myself because none of our four fastest ships scored.  Outshot 38-18?  BAH.  I’m not left-handed either!  We are going to fight to the pain in game six.  As baby Fred Savage tells his grandfather, Columbo: “I wasn’t nervous. Maybe I was a little bit ‘concerned’ but that’s not the same thing. “

Let’s focus on game six.  Get a wheelbarrow and a holocaust cloak because we are opening that gate.  And when someone gives you a book, remember to ask:

11 Responses to “Life is Pain”

  1. Lisa May 8, 2012 at 10:18 am #

    Joel Ward is a class act!! He wasnt the only one who had a high stick last night. Caps in 7!!!

  2. Farah May 8, 2012 at 10:28 am #

    This might be the best post I’ve ever read on this site. Sports + Princess Bride = WIN

    PS: Go Rangers 🙂

    PPS: sorry, had to. Because Bryan Boyle = Indigo Montoya…I’m just going with the theme.

    • Beth Krinock (@BKNY1999) May 8, 2012 at 11:35 am #

      I’m with you Farah! Brian Boyle=Indigo Montoya. Go Rangers!!!

      PS: By the way, is it just me or does Holtby remind you ladies of Robert Pattinson too?

      • Pants May 8, 2012 at 12:57 pm #

        If he didn’t have the ultimate werewolf beard, maybe. A hybrid, perhaps? Someone’s already imprinted on Renesmee, we’re going to have a battle on our hands.

  3. penspuckbunny May 8, 2012 at 10:35 am #

    Let me re-post my comment from last night (I put it on Mikey Monday for lack of a better place at the time):

    Despite my hatred for the Caps & my love for all players named Staal, I did feel bad for Joel Ward tonight. Bad break for a guy who seems like one of the good ones. On another note, where’s the love for Brooks Laich? He’s got some amazing blue eyes & a pretty good playoff beard going. Yep, I’m liking him. 🙂

    • Pants May 8, 2012 at 10:42 am #

      Oh Brooks, he’s such a charmer. Here’s some reading material for you:

      • penspuckbunny May 8, 2012 at 11:03 am #

        I missed that one, Pants. Thanks!!! 🙂

        • penspuckbunny May 8, 2012 at 11:08 am #

          Aaaaaand despite the alleged girlfriend/fiancee issue, I am LOVING this guy!!! Plus he’s from Saskatchewan, too? YOWZA, do they grow ’em HAWT up there!!!! ❤

  4. TB May 8, 2012 at 11:07 am #

    Ginger Staal. I love it! 🙂
    I do not love what he did last night. [insert sailor-like cussing]

    Go, Caps! Go, JWard! Go, Brooks Laich and your ridiculously gorgeous blue eyes!

  5. freelance nerd (@justusdonuts) May 8, 2012 at 1:22 pm #

    I laughed in disbelief, I cried in sorrow, I ate the 11 pm Easy Mac of Despair.

    But they played so hard, Mikey’s hair was glorious even after being in a helmet, and good shall prevail. Caps in 7. 🙂

  6. Jess May 8, 2012 at 11:47 pm #

    I love you forever for loving the Princess Bride. BEST. EVER.

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