Tuesday, June 14, 2011
Puck Punk's Stanley Cup Party!
We are all Canucks now, non?
DID YOU WATCH? Hello, my friends! Gran to see you again here at the InstaPunks! I am so happy to be writting you tonight, which is Monday night, on the night that the Stanley Cup will once again return to Canada, for the Vancouver Canucks will make a defeat of the Bruin Bears of Boston tonight in six games. So happy Tuesday to every body! I know what you think to me: "Puck Punk, is not your fandom of the Montreal Canadiens?" Yes. This is the truth. However, my brothers in Canada of the Vancouvers, if they win the Stanley Cup, I will be OK with this. For it is far too long since the Cup has returned to its native land already.
I write this now, a bit of the pre maturing, because you see it is only a bit after 8:00 PM Eastern and the game six have just start. But the Bears of Boston, they have their souls broken in the game five. They play for one hour, can not make the score of a single goal, and they lose it one to zero. A hard thing to lose, many frustrate, and I know they can not make the comebacks. So what I do for you, my friends of Punks, is to make the live bloggings for you so you can all enjoy the thrill of being the Canadian and have the Stanley Cup victory. Any moment now I expect -
I expect...four goals of the Bostons in the first ten minutes? No. I did not expect this. Sacre bleu, Luongo ne peut rien faire de bien?! Forgive me, friends. I-I need to be alone. For a while. I already start the celebration drinking before the start of the game. And now I am many sad. I cannot...continue...
UPDATE. Eduardo here, sports fans. Puck Punk had to take a powder, but I want to take a moment and implore you to watch the final game of the 2010-2011 season which will be on Wednesday night at 8 Eastern on NBC. This NHL post season has been so epic it has even outlasted the NBA post season, which starts a week or so after the NHL playoffs. Yeah, the Caps bowed out in a pathetic second round performance, so I've found myself rooting for Boston. Why? Because they aren't the Penguins. And fuck Canada.
Here's the skinny so far: Vancouver had the best regular season record and high expectations. They've also allegedly got a more talented squad. The first two games were in Vancouver where Boston lost two heartbreaking games by one goal each, the second game in OT. Then they came back to Boston for game three, struggled in the early going and this happened to one of their star players:
What was their response? Did they cry and feel bad? Did they sit around & whine about those dirty-ass Canucks that won't play fair & give them a shot to win? No. Instead they got pissed off and outscored Vancouver 12 goals to 1 in the next two games to even the series.
With the series tied, Boston went back to Vancouver and lost another heart breaker 1-0. But then last night, back in Boston & facing elimination, the Bruins flew out of the gate and scored 4 goals in about 7 minutes, all within the first 10 minutes of the game as Puck Punk so adroitly pointed out. From there they put it on cruise control to tie the series up again and stay alive.
So we've had three blowouts in Boston and three close ones in Vancouver. Next game is in Vancouver. Game 7. I dare you to find something more entertaining on TV right now.