A low scoring affair. A timely goal from a role player. Great defense. Even greater goaltending. Looks like the Devils took the term 'Retro Night' to heart. Looking every bit of championship teams past. They frustrated a far more talented Penguins team. Only need to look to Kris Letang turning his stick into the newest pieces of recycling after a backbreaking empty net goal from Adam Henrique as evidence of that. Hopefully the boys can get to the bar and enjoy a few Guinnesses for St. Patty's Day. In my estimation they deserve a nice long night on the town, especially with a road game against the Sabres coming up. Has anyone ever willingly traveled to Buffalo without putting down enough booze to make Buffalo's puck sluts look like a reasonable option?
Certainly love the recent contributions in terms of secondary scoring. How about Josefsen putting the game winning goal in the crosshairs? Too bad 'Swedish Sniper' has no ring to it whatsoever. Bernier, Tootoo, Josefson. All three players were afterthoughts to start the year and all three have made pivotal plays in turning around what is going to end up being a not so pivotal season. Hell, they have even managed to turn into packing camels and have carried that slob Ryder around the rink for the last two games. Even granted him an unearned assist on tonight's game winner. O'Ryder, not sure how that Canadian summoned the luck of the Irish. Surprised Lou didn't replace him with another Zajac or one of Brodeur's sons when Elias went down to injury. I guess you got to give every dog his day, even if that dog is on his last leg and panting all over the ice by it's second shift.
It's only right Cory Schneider gets a shutout on St. Patrick's Day. The way he has been playing you would swear that his toilet has basically been a pot'o'gold. He's just been churning out gem after gem. He gets any hotter that fiery mop atop his head might just burst into flames. Pretty sure that would be the goaltending equivalent of NBA Jam. If gingers had souls I would be convinced that Cory sold his to the devil for the recent streak he's been on. Good thing he actually did sell it to the Devils for the foreseeable future.
I wonder if Sidney Crosby even celebrated St. Patrick's Day? He kind of strikes me as the type to refer to alcohol as a "foreign substance". Probably calls his body his "temple" or some shit. Puts green food coloring in his 'Smart Water' to celebrate the holiday. Bet you he got a clean 8 hours of sleep even after he won the cup. Well Sid, how did that Molatov cocktail taste? Little tough to swallow? Might be the kind of loss that drives a man to drink. Let's hope so. Maybe then you won't be so damn unbearable.
Oh well, the less he drinks the more bad decisions for the rest of us, am I right? Happy St. Patrick's day to every last one of ya. You can spill your lunch or dinner, but you don't you dare spill that drink! Cheers to a Devils win!