Sunday, April 13, 2008

Game 2 Open Thread

28 comments:

Loser Domi said...

you know, I think I like red as a color now...

Also, this was from a few months ago, but you guy(s) at Japer's Rink linked to me-I'm the one who did the "How many 5 year olds Sidney Crosby could take in a fight" most of that was just speculation on my part. I'm just glad other people liked it.

Does anyone know how the flyer who got the nutshot did?

hotdog88gt said...

Sweet justice for the Bruins last night. I think it was Rooney who put them two men down for OT in Montreal. Eerily similar: a double minor high-stick, then a tripping call. This time the 2d penalty had to be called, unlike the lame hook Rooney called on Washington.

Interestingly enough, last night at the (Syracuse) Crunch game a few players and fans were sporting mohawks. Even the 100% bald Crunch penalty box official put a strip of wide, black hockey tape down the middle of his head.

As for this afternoon's game...I'm hoping I don't have to listen to Mike Emrick call this game. If you want to know how much NBC is into the NHL, note that they still have a picture of AO in last year's colors on their web site.

So I gots my nitro pills, my aspirin, and my emergency defibrillator is all charged up.
A nice late game lead by the Cardiac Caps would be most welcome. That way I won't have to wear my blood pressure cuff for the entire game.

One game at a time boys! GO CAPS!

Paul said...

Ted Leonsis has talked in recent days about how the fans never embraced the Jagr teams, even though they were relatively successful. Although I've remained a die-hard fan, I certainly have not felt this deep a connection to a Caps team in a long time--probably since the Langway-Hunter-Stevens era. This team belongs to us in a way recent teams haven't, and I even include the '98 team in that. That was a great ride, but it felt like a fluke right up to the bitter and not unexpected end.

Now we have our Caps again. They're homegrown and they seem genuinely proud to wear the sweater. Of course, there is one respect in which these don't feel like our Caps. In the old days, I always felt that we were waiting to see how the Caps would lose. Now I feel like we're waiting to see how they'll win.

Remember Tony K's column from circa 1995 in which he suggested that the Caps adopt a new logo: A small dog, choking itself? I'm planning to put that image out my mind along with blue and bronze color scheme.

Hazardous said...

"Of course, there is one respect in which these don't feel like our Caps. In the old days, I always felt that we were waiting to see how the Caps would lose. Now I feel like we're waiting to see how they'll win."

You've said it better than I would've been able to. This is EXACTLY how I feel. I've been following the team since I was 4, so it's REALLY hard for me to break the "we're down by 2? Fuck, game's over!" routine that I've grown accustomed to over the last 19 years. I saw us drop 4-2 in a 3:something span and just felt sick to my stomach. But, of course, the comeback kids do it again. I'm trying to break that habit, but it's been that way all the way up until thanksgiving.

Anyway, I personally think we took some wind out of philly's sails, and I hope to see a stomp today. Go caps.

James said...

Funny comment about the Jagr teams - my wife was convinced that he was part of a conspiracy to sink the Caps.

I'll be sporting my Cardinals' fleece again today - and am debating about whether to introduce the playoff beard into my very stuffy law firm on Monday...

Joe said...

It's as if Ovie's yelling "LOOK HOW AWESOME WE ARE!"

moby said...

Caps new promo ads:

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notfadeaway said...

Hotdog, you are mistaken: Rooney did not officiate last night's Montreal-Boston game.

notfadeaway said...

Hotdog, you are mistaken: Rooney did not officiate last night's Montreal-Boston game.

tj said...

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Mike said...

You'll never win this series without Pettinger.

Ah, I'm cranky. Go Caps :)

Anonymous said...

After watching the first period Game 2.. it is a tribute to the Flyers that they are up 2-0. On the other hand it is obvious that the League has mandated that the referees do everything in their power to help the Caps. The NHL and the referees are a disgrace. The Flyers were penalized at least 4 times.. 3 out of those calls were bogus. Hartnell was tripped into Huet. It is obvious that the refs are also trying to NOT give the Flyers any powerplays. Lupul was hooked and nothing was called.. so what do they do instead?? call a penalty on Lupul. It is so obvious that big money and the League want Ovechkin's team to win. What they fail to realize is that the Flyers draw the best TV ratings of any team in the league, bar none.

Hazardous said...

Anonymous,

You are an idiot. Shut up, idiot.


Anyway, Huet looks like shit and Kolzig needs to start period 2. 2 shitty shots, 2 goals. Good job, Huet, choke more.

Hazardous said...

So that's 2 attempts to knock Huet out, or did I miss some when I went to take a piss?

Christ, get some class, Philly.

Anonymous said...

hazardous,
thanks for adding value to the discussion. It's still obvious 5 Cap powerplays to only 2 for the Flyers. If the Flyers would be given on average 5 to 7 powerplays per game they would win. they have 2nd best powerplay in the league behind Montreal. So it seems obvious that they are trying to minimize the powerplays for the Flyers.

Anonymous said...

your theory is based on the idea that the nhl doesn't know that the flyers are a good draw. Are you fucking kidding me?

NS said...

this is painful. get Schultz off the fucking ice FOREVER.

Anonymous said...

I don't know if Briere was trying to hit Huet or not. He looked like he was trying to skate behind Huet but Huet got in the way. But clearly Hartnell was tripped into Huet by the Caps defenseman who should have gotten a penalty.

Hazardous said...

Anonymous,

Do yourself a favor and sober up before getting on the internet. Or trying to communicate at all, ever.

Your team is winning, why don't you do yourself a favor and shut the fuck up already? Good lord, if I wanted to hear stupid things I can go into an AOL chatroom.

Hazardous said...

I missed your last post anonymous, and please, take off your rose-colored glasses. There's been many, many runs at huet it only 1 and 2/3 games. Your team is a bunch of classless goons, and the sooner you realize this the better.

Get back to your own team's blogs.

Scott said...

Did the caps stay out partying all night last night? They are so damn sloppy...

This will be a quick series if they keep playing this way

dmg said...

The refs in this game have been okay. They've missed a couple both ways, but that's life. What I don't understand is (1) why all the conspiracy theorists are NHL fans and (2) why people so readily insult the integrity of the officials

JmF said...

We looked like a young team out there today - good thing we are, hopefully we're not in over our heads.

Hartnell's pretty much setting up his office in the crease, I guess the Caps aren't bothered by it.

Hopefully Green can forget about this turd soon.

Let's go Caps - we have to steal one from them in Philly.

Those bashing Huet earlier in the game, curious to know your assessment now - that guy stood on his head for us.

Soulie said...

I was at the game today.

Pretty weak crowd. Caps look like the got out hustled in every part of the game. Couldn't win in the dot, couldn't hit, couldn't control the puck, couldn't win along the boards, couldn't make passes, couldn't get the puck to the net. Other than that, it was fantastic.

And, Hazardous, really, Huet is hardly to blame for the goals. It was a team effort.

dmg said...

Blaming Huet is nuts. He could have had the first one, but it was a good shot on a breakaway; the second he had no chance on. Plus at the end of the day Huet stopped 39 of 41 and the Capitals didn't score. I hardly think he was the problem

sonia said...

...that sucked. a lot.

Anonymous said...

We don't have consistent effort. The flyers play rough and in-your-face style hockey.

Hazardous said...

JMF: Huet has had 2 terrible games.
He had a strong third. 1 period is not enough.

Soulie: Two really, really weak goals. Sure, every goal is a team effort, for or against, basically. However, when a goalie lets in a shot as weak as that first one, I don't really have any faith in him. To say that first shot was "good" is absolutely ridiculous. It was extremely weak.