Going into last night’s gamne I was nervous. Because if the Caps made it out of the 2nd round I knew I was forever going to have to listen to variations of “See… Semin was THE problem”. Half-way through the 1st period it appeared both teams came to play… but then Arron Asham managed to score. Exhale. 2nd period — Taylor Pyatt and Michael Del Zotto each potted a goal (one of them off of Troy Brouwer’s skate – Yay! Good to see Brouwer’s skate show up on the scoreboard! (Actual person Brouwer only managed to show up in the Penalty box). End of 2 — Rangers up 3-0. I’m letting the smile creep onto my face… especially when the Rangers open the 3rd periord by scoring goal #4 13 seconds in!
But hold on — look at the out of town scoreboard — Bruins were down 1-4 halfway through the 3rd period…. its now 3-4…… and then the Bruins tied it to force overtime… and they were eventually victorious. (Which brings me to another point — the Bruins/Leafs also played Sunday night…. and the Bruins had plane trouble — so they were stuck in Toronto overnight and didn’t fly back to Boston until 9am… which means I never… ever … want to hear the Caps use travel or game start time as an excuse).
Back to Verizon. Rangers pot one more to go up 5-0… and hold on to win! Hooray!
I’m still not exactly sure what Brouwer’s problem with Semin is… but he probably needs to look at himself before he goes around criticizing others.
Hopefully now that the 2013 season is behind us…. everyone can move on.
Is it October Yet?