Last night’s Caps/Rangers Game 6 was officially the most fun I’ve ever had at a hockey game. Maybe it was the Jeff Schultz Fan Club in front of us at warm-ups – hey, there really is someone for everyone. Maybe it was the “Let’s Let Karl’s Dogs Out” sign or the Flo Rida dance party. It could have been this hug from iCarly:
We sat with the near the best people ever. To our left, a mom with an adorable 1-year old baby girl in her lap. She passed said baby to dad so she could have her hands free when yelling, “Call something, you blind $&#*@*^ ref!!” at the top of her lungs. The guys behind us were doing NHL Mystery Science Theatre 3000 – I wish I’d recorded them. Gems like:
Person in crowd: “Let’s go Rangers!”
Guy behind us: “I can’t hear you over the winning!”
Instead of a tired, boring “Lundqvist, you suck!”, we got, “Who puts a V after a Q?!” and a million more. It helped reduce the tension of holding my breath for sixty minutes.
There were also a couple of goals. (In Russian, I love the way he says, “Green.”)
Nicky lost his helmet and we all swooned like Disney princesses. All 4 feet, 11 inches of Keith Aucoin was getting in Brian Boyle’s… well, somewhere around his rib cage, I guess, but it looked feisty. Joel Ward got a HUGE cheer when announced in the starting lineup. Chimera was a beast – he wanted to fight so badly, but we prefer when he scores. Best facial expression of the night:
Holtby was outstanding. You should see all the 70 shirts in this place now. He woulda (shoulda, coulda) had the shutout if not for
Ryan Gosling Carl Hagelin’s uncalled goalie interference, but who cares? The moment of “Oh God, not again!” panic when Gaborik scored with 50 seconds left passed, and the game was over.
Now we’ve all got Saturday Date Night with the Rangers and Caps at 7:30 PM. Put on your dancing shoes!