Gator and I had the best time ever at the Caps Home Opener on Saturday.
First of all, the warm-up skate. Mike Green, no helmet, cruising around like the Fresh Prince in Summertime – “Two miles an hour so everybody sees you.” Yes, he’s fresh from the barber shop and basketball courts in the summer got girls there. I am telling you this guy does his hair with a mascara wand.
Bonus Round: Troy Brouwer. Gator might be trading in both halves of Carlzer for the new guy. Welcome to DC!
And the Hurricanes. As I Tweeted, Eric Staal in person is a MAJOR AWARD. Carolina, you are now at the top of the WUYS Road Trip List.
And Intern Jeff Skinner is… such an intern. He can’t stop moving (not for a second) and just runs around the ice like a puppy who ate a whole birthday cake, grinning from ear to ear. We might have to start paying him for being so adorbs.
Then the game. EStaal gave my fantasy team 2 goals and 1 assist, and Intern Jeff Skinner had 3 assists. Show off! It wasn’t enough though because every Capital had a point. Sasha Fierce scored on this sick breakaway pass from iCarly [link]:
Brooks scored on a wrister from Ovi & Nicky [link], and Nicky had a couple of big hits in the game. Everyone was on the board and I said to Gator, “All we need now is a Mike to score on a pass from Nicky!” Right?! This whole “I control the universe” thing is getting a little out of control. The Canes tied the game with just 1:19 to play and then in overtime, this happened:
Yes, that’s Mike with the OT winner from Nicky just like I ordered. And Wideman for the fantasy team bonus!. In real life it looked like:
I tackled Gator. It was pandemonium and Mike was First Star AGAIN. That’s two games in a row! GAME OVER, thank you very much. Mikey post-game interview here. Post game Pants & Gator:
Tonight, it’s Stammertime. We won’t even know which way to look.Tags: Alexander Ovechkin, Alexander Semin, brooks laich, John Carlson, Karl Alzner, mike green, nicklas backstrom, troy brouwer, washington capitals