Saturday, October 11, 2008

~ The Boys are Back ~

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The boys opened the 2008-2009 season last night. They played the team that the experts are expecting to come out as the champs of the East. Ok, yeap the Hab's are good. Very good. But lets play a few games before we start making predictions.
The boys didn't do so great last season. They started slow and there were distractions and injuries through out. No excuses, facts. Anyway I figured game one, against the predicted best. Good way to see where we stand.

Three minutes or so in the Hab's scored. It was about 5 minutes later and we tied it up. The first period ended tied 1-1. The second period started. Lots of hits and close calls but the period ended still tied at 1. The third, more of the same. Some might think that is a boring game, but it was not. Excitement as both teams rushed to the goals only to be foiled by the goaltender. Regulation ended tied 1-1. In to overtime they went. Four on four for five minutes. Both goalies stood tall.

Ohhhhhh no a shoot out. I love the shootout, but last year we lost way too many games that way. It proved to be our Achilles heel. Since we were the home team we got to chose, shoot first or let the Hab's. Ruff's choice was we'd go first. Ales Kotalik goes in fakes the forehand and goes to the backhand beating Price over the shoulder, up high where momma hides the cookies! Montreal's turn. Robert Lang, tries to go wide on Ryan Miller. Miller stretches the leg out and makes the save. Drew Stafford for Buffalo. Follows Ales' lead and does the exact same thing, with the exact same result. Now it's Montreal's turn again. They have to score or it's over. Saku Koivu goes in on Miller, he deaks and dunks. Not sure if he lost the puck or if Miller poked it away. Either way, game over. The boys come out on top, 2-1. They only count one goal from the shootout. YEAH BABY! Start out with a win and go up from there. We play again on Monday... NY on the Island... let's go Buffalo!

17 comments:

Martha said...

Go Panthers! Sorry, lived in Florida my whole life - but I'll celebrate with you too :-)

Emmi said...

Celebrating with you even though I'm not a hockey person. =D

Diama ~*a.k.a*~ Cherry said...

how did u get your graphics so big???

Beth said...

Ken and I saw that the Sabres won and thought of you! Congrats!

Beth

Dannelle said...

Great graphic. You sound like a regular hockey commentator! Dannelle

Palm Harbor said...

YaY Boys!! Of course, I should be following the TB Lightening but I know your "boys" better from reading you journal. hugsss, Bethe

Indigo said...

I always love to visit during hockey season...could it be because I know your in your element and loving every minute of it? Here's hoping this season is better than last and the boys come out fighting! (Hugs)Indigo

lisa jo said...

BIG congrats on your boys winning! I know how happy that makes you. LOVE YOU SO!

Leslie K. said...

Wow hun, lol. I tell yah you really should be a sports writer, lol. You just describe it all perfectly. I was about the edge of my seat reading this. I am really not into hockey at all but your getting me interested in it for sure. Im so glad your boys won! I know your excited for them to this season. Hopefully this will be the 1st of many games they will win. Great entry dear. Ty for the comment you left by my blog btw :) always good to hear from you. Take care hun have a good night, Leslie

Linda said...

Always happy for you when your boys do good :)

Pooh Hugs,
Linda

Rose~* said...

Ah yes - when I heard the score, I said to hubby that you'd be pleased. Our Vancouver Canucks aren't doing too bad, either. We won both regular season openers, so far. ::WOO-HOO::

bookncoffee said...

Woo hoo! I am hoping my family gets to go the PREDs here in Nashville. We LOVE the hockey games.
Sonya

Malagutigrrl said...

You know, when you get right down to it, if I read your hockey posts then I don't need to actually watch the games... Which is good because I rarely do. Only when I see your boys are playing but we don't get their games broadcast here very often...
xo
mj

Hollie said...

Woo-Hoo for your team....what a way to start off!!!!!

Joyce said...

Hope your boys do well this season!!!
Hugs and love,
Joyce

Terri said...

WOOWHOOOOO for your boys winning!

Are your boys and Brittany's boys the same team? HAHA shows ya how much I know about Hockey!

Have a great sunday!

Hugs
Terri

Brittany said...

HOCKEY SEASON 2008/2009!!!!

Good Luck to your Boys!