I've just discovered the secret to make the Penguins lose. Are you ready?
Come in closer...a little closer...
I have to root for them.
It's true! I should have known after all these years of rooting for the Caps, and all these years of them not winning consistently, that it was me. Because the one time - the ONE TIME - I deigned to root for the Penguins, they go and blow it.
This wasn't something I wanted to do, believe me. I certainly didn't enjoy it and I don't plan on doing it again anytime soon. But as everyone knows, my other team is the Canadiens. And the Canadiens find themselves in the middle of a dog race for that 8th and final playoff spot with, among other teams, the Rangers...who were hosting the Penguins. Tonight was New York's game in hand on the Habs, so I had no choice. I need a team that I like to make the postseason, I'm not sure how many other ways I can say it.
Really, I had no choice.
I HAD NO CHOICE!
But alas, the evil ones under the leadership of Crybaby failed to hang in there long enough and they lost 2-1 in the dying seconds of regulation. Naturally the game-winning goal was by Jagr...although not really. One of the Penguins' defensemen kind of scored it on his own goalie.
*Sigh*...and my wonderful luck strikes again.
I've been talking about the Penguins too much, I fear. No more. I'm done.
On to happier things, because the Caps are on a two-game winning streak, we're one-fifth of the way through the work week, and the playoffs are almost here.
By the way...have you submitted your nickname yet??