Thursday, April 9, 2009

They Did It.

Well, they did it.

Can you believe it?

I am still pinching myself.
I cried three times. And then Rick Nash came on and talked about Mr. Mac and I cried again. And then I thought about Ryan Salmons holding on for a playoff game in Nationwide Arena and I cried again.

And I was sober!

The first period was a disaster. A complete and utter disaster. I have to be honest with you. Prior to the game I said to Brian, “I bet we lose. And I bet we lose on Friday. And I bet it all comes down to Saturday night. Because that is how my luck works.” Because for better or worse, let’s be honest folks, don’t we all always think that how our favorite team plays revolves around our own personal luck, clothes, mojo, hat, routine, or some other voodoo? I had my bunny ears on because the bunny ears are 2-1 (and 2 is better than none!). Brian changed into his JHM hat before the 3rd period and he swears that is what changed the game. I was wistfully wishing that Boll get into fight, and lo and behold, he did. Not only did he get into a fight, but we scored two goals right after that and I am fairly certain that fight changed the entire tone of the game.

And we were tied and regulation ended and the play-off spot is clinched and I can finally start saying that word.
Playoff playoff playoff playoff playoff!!!

And then the shoot-out.


Tyutin? Talk about changing up a routine. Well, okay.

So, for once I decided to change my routine of NOT watching us shoot. See, I can watch us defend but I can’t watch us shoot. Makes no sense I know, but that is the way it is. I make my way through a shoot out by turning away from the screen and watching the reactions of others.

But not this time. I glued my eyes to the set and struggled to watch Tyutin all the way up to the net and watched that glorious shot and that wonderful top-shelfer sling into the net and the horn sounded and we not only clinched our playoff spot, we earned it, boyz!

It’s been the best season ever.

Thank you already.

Carry the Flag!


  1. I'm so glad I'm not the only one who has to do (or not do) something when I watch the game! We watched the previous 2 games in the living room - and we lost. Last night, we were back in our regular seats in our loft - and we won, AGAIN! So, is it ALL of the mojo we each believe in that pushes the guys to win? ;-) And, like you, there were tears - of joy, for the loss of Mr. Mac too early, for Ryan ... and there will be more shed, I'm sure.

    I am SO grateful CBJ won last night, even though I have new gray hairs & bitten down fingernails after the first period's non-performance! As you've said - THANK YOU, CBJ! For coming so far in such a short amount of time, for giving us the best entertainment in town, for playing your hearts out - THANK YOU!

  2. Yup, I was in tears when the clock hit zero in regulation.

  3. Ahhh...I love this post for so many reasons: bunny love, respecting the mojo, playoff spot secured, EARS....and don't think I didn't think of you when the shoot out happened, I wondered if you watched - so glad you did! xoxox