Friday, September 22, 2006

Caps Beat Pens in OT, 5-4

This weekend is going to be full of religious activities for me and posts may be fewer and farther in between, so I would like to apologize in advance for all 2 people that read this thing occasionally. Holidays or no holidays, though, I couldn't resist checking in quickly to bask in the joy of a Caps' win over the Penguins!

Sure, it was preseason...and the majority of the regular NHLers were sitting out...and the Caps were shorthanded 13 times, including 2 2-man advantages and a penalty in overtime (yeah, Brashear - not making a great impression so far, buddy)...and allowed a shorthanded goal and 2 power play goals (both by Gonchar). Actually, from all accounts and the "highlights" provided by the enemy's website, this thing was pretty ugly.

Still, you can't rain on my parade. Even a win by what was essentially the Hershey Bears over the Wilkes-Barre Scranton Penguins will give me some joy (which shows just how small my world really is). And it was ugly for the Pens, too - the Caps had 3 power play goals in their own right, going 2-7 in the second period alone. They tied it with 1:13 left in the 3rd and won the game in overtime, in PIttsburgh, in front of 11,000 fans already pissed that Crosby and Malkin were sitting out the home debut. Say it softly, it sounds like singing. As Martha Stewart would say, "It's a good thing".

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