I’ve been running around like an idiot right now….=p
OOOOOOOOVIIIIIIIIIIIIIE = AMAZING
If saying that makes me anti-Canadian, then fine. I don’t care. Ovie makes me smile every time he scores. Well…. minus that highlight reel goal against Pricey…. but almost every time!
Yes, I haven’t been this excited over a game in…. a long time…. WHEEEEEEEEEEEEE!
So awesome that this calls for another lame limmerick!
We just can’t get enough of Ovie
He just loves to score so much – sowwy
He came out to play
And made them all pay
What would we ever do without Ovie?
I’m too hyped to even think properly about the game. I can’t even type in a coherent fashion….Can’t you tell? THIS WAS AMAZING!!
Despite the LAME start to the game which saw yet another Puffy goal in the first period… the Caps came back with… an Ovie goal to tie it up in the third period. Simmy and Maf – Simmy in particular – were amazing again. The Ovie goal was followed by a Puffy goal later which brought us to 3-2 going into the third period. Dino (see “Dictionary of EPisms”) tied it on some icky Pens playing. And then Ovie scored on the PP – which was amazing because the Caps hadn’t done anything on the PP before and semi-sad because Eggplant decided to not show up to the playoffs- which had me in absolute fits. And then again he gets a mini breakaway and puts it away. HAAAAAAAAT TRIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIICK! That sound you heard was the Verizon Center roof coming off.
And then Jurcina decides to make a bid for my Hate-You-Right-Now list by taking a penalty with 2 minutes to go. Pens pull Maf and guess who the heck scores on the PP? OH YES. PUFFY PUTS IT OFF OF SIMMY’S HEAD AND INTO THE NET WITH 30 SECONDS LEFT TO GO! Like seriously…. Puffy topped off my Hate-You-Right-Now list because it wrecked an otherwise wonderful ending to the game.
And yes. Ovie AND Puffy had hattricks. Apparently it’s the first time in 13 years that two players have had hattricks in the same game in the playoffs or something. I dunno. Bettman must be freaking now. Oh and yes, only Puffy showed up tonight. Maf got no help from the Pokemon or the Vegetables or the Vampires tonight. Poor Maffy. I felt bad for him.
Kinda. I wished he played somewhere else…. =(
Funniest moment of the night: The Sens relative calls. The mother picks it up. He started watching the game later so he’s behind where I am (I’ve got it on live). He hears me screaming and thinks it’s because Mr. Puffy scores (the Sens relative likes Puffy). I hear something about some chants about “Sidney” (glad he remembers my rabbit’s name *g*). I’m too busy dancing around to point out that it was the “Hated-Ovie” that scored the goal to make it 3-2 and not the Puffy. I will have to remind the relative that the Wonderfully Amazing Ovie’s hat trick won over the Puffy’s hat trick when I see him next =)
Quote of the night:
Boudreau: If this were tennis, we’ve held serve.
Dude. This guy is brilliant. Yes. The Caps hold serve to take the first set! Hell yeah!
Oh wait! More quotes. Crosby apparently has a problem with other people getting a hattrick….
“People kept throwing hats. I was just asking if he could make an announcement to ask them to stop. I mean, the first wave came and then I think they were all pretty much picked up, and then more started coming. So for us, we just wanted to make sure we kept kind of moving and kept the game going, wanted to try to get back in it. So wasn’t complaining about anything.”
I’m thinking this is the cue to start throwing hats at the beginning of Game 5 – assuming there is a Game 5. Puffy is just jealous that he only got one hat…. Pfft….
And what does the Anointed one think of Simmy?
“I mean, yeah, he’s made some timely saves. I still think we can do a better job of burying the puck and capitalizing on our chances. The difference is a few inches, but he battles and he competes, and there’s times where he’s out of position but he finds a way to get a piece of his body on it. So as a shooter you have to make sure that you bear down, and we have to really correct that quickly. I mean, there are times when he’s kind of swimming in the crease and we’ve got some loose pucks and we’ve got to put them in.”
Does this remind anyone of Jumbo Joe’s comments about Jaro being “good” when he beat the Sharks? Uh how about “yeah, he was amazing”?
And finally, Mr. Puffy comments on Ovie’s hattrick
“When it comes down to it they got a big goal there on the power play when it counted, and that’s the difference. I don’t see anything else but that. We had opportunities, I mean, the last two games we can honestly say we did some really good things but we made a few mistakes that have hurt us. That can be a good thing to look at as well, knowing that we’re that close and these are things that we can easily and change quickly. But we have to do that.”
Read: Hattrick? What hattrick? I got one too, remember? Hello? I GOT ONE TOO DAMNIT!
Sick game. Sick goals by me and him.
We liked yours better Ovie…. really…. =p No, I have no shame whatsoever in saying that…..