Well, it was to be expected, I guess. A 7-2 whitewashing at the hands of
the still unbeaten Pens. in fairness to the home team, we did play a spirited
third period. In fact, it was only 1-0 Pens t the first intermission. Anyway,
a few quick notes:
o After playing in just two games apiece before tonight, Brad Marsh and
Andrew McBain both played tonight. Marsh had loads of ice-time, and he
played a spirited game.
o McBain was teamed with Peluso and Rob Murphy for the most part
o Not playing tonight were Mark Lamb (bruised ankle?), Mark Freer, Marc
Fortier and Mark Osieki. Of course, it's only in typing this that I
realise all are named Mark. Hmmmm...
o For the second time this year, Brad Shaw fell victim to the "Scott Picked
Me In The USENET Draft So I Feel A Compelling Need To Get Injured" kiss-of-
death as he checked himself into the boards early in the first. He came
back fortunately and played a good game.
o Steve Weeks replaced Sidorkiewicz for the third period, basically stood
on his head, and, I feel, earned himself a start, perhaps against Buffalo
o Being at the game and not being able to see the replay, could someone
who saw the game (Lori?) please explain to me the Thomson-Tocchet
incident? Thomson got 7 minutes and a game misconduct for fighting and
instigating, Tocchet got 2 minutes and a game for roughing and third-man
in. So, I can only assume Thomson was fighting someone who turtled. I
dunno, it just seemed weird that the Pens got a 5 minute PP on the whole
o Mario and Ulf potted two each, Kjell Samuelsson, Kevin Stevens and Shawn
McEachern (?) scored singles for the Pens, Laurie Boschman and Darcy Loewen
had the Sens goals.
o The highlight of the night, for me, was Loewen's goal. He being my
fave-rave player, and all.
o Y'know, there's no better seat than a few rows up right in a corner of the
rink. I only wish most of my seats were there, but I only have three games
in these puppies. They're perfect. I just *love* the corners.
o On the bad side, there were three recognisable "waves", two "Rock And Roll
(Part II)"'s, and seemingly countless attempts to start the Tomahawk Chop
o Another nifty part of the evening was having one of
the women sitting in the row in front comment to her friend that she
wished the Civic Centre had an organ instead of all the rock music
samples. Cool. I wonder if she's reading r.s.h. and was tying the two
threads together? Hmmm... anyway, I thought it somewhat ironic.
o The Pens looked immense and we didn't. That should sum it all up.
Anyway, I'm too pooped to note anything else. I'll just add the old cliche that
it was closer than the score indicates. Wait-- that's not exactly true, it
*was* a blowout. But if you took away the second period, we'd have only lost
3-2! And if you took away the first period, it would've only been a tie! And
if the third period was only 11 1/2 minutes long, we would have won! And if
you take away all their goals, ...
OK, I'm babbling now. I'll stop.
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