Mike Green didn’t make the trip to Winnipeg with the Caps, but he did take his sprained ankle to the Kid Rock show in DC last night. He wore his
only favorite sweater (seriously, he wears this more than Toews wears that suit) and that hat that makes me want to throw snowballs. Money was raised for Mike’s So Kids Can charity. Gator is from the D and she wanted to go, but instead we worked, A.K.A. watched Breaking Dawn, ate snacks and yelled back at the screen. Good times all around.
Chicago beat Vancouver (ooh, say it again!) 5-2 with a couple of wacky bouncers. Kaner, Hossa, Montador and Toews all had 2-point games. And for anyone who didn’t cringe when we made Patrick Kane a Foxy Friday, he’s got a new One Goal commercial [link].
Brendan starched another shirt and Shanabanned Blues’ Chris Stewart three games for boarding Wings’ Niklas Kronwall. This one’s ugly.
NHL.com used my favorite phrase as a headline. Sadly it’s about Ilya Kovalchuk. I watched this hoping actual pants would fall, but alas there is only a very pretty goal.
The Islanders introduced their third jerseys, which are pretty standard. They’re worlds better than this yellow mess Nashville adopted, but no amount of fashion changes the fact you are still the Islanders (sorry).
The red-hot Bruins put their 6 game win streak on the line tonight vs. Blue Jackets. Seguin’s on fire (Chuck loves) and leads the NHL in plus/minus rating with +15. (Don’t mind EStaal down at the bottom with -18.) Speaking of bottom of the barrel, Columbus is 3-13-1 with only 7 points on the season. Now that I’ve said that, they’ll probably win.
The Penguins are in Tampa Bay tonight and Sid will not play. Errrrbody calm down (obviously I mean me). Disco Dan would not comment on Saturday’s game – could Sid return? I want him back this instant, but am also willing to await a triumphant debut in DC on 12/1 when I’m getting booed for wearing my 87 at Verizon Center. It would be like a romantic comedy: Sid taking the ice, me dodging flying food, then Pens winning. I can see it now.
James Neal will of course play tonight, and he’s got a 7-game point streak going (ties longest of his career). JStaal has three goals in two games. Stamkos and Neal are tied will 11 goals, and I like to think this means bromance rivalry.
Only 8 hours 10 minutes till game time.Tags: Boston Bruins, Brendan Shanahan, Chicago Blackhawks, chris stewart, Columbus Blue Jackets, eric staal, Ilya Kovalchuck, james neal, jonathan toews, jordan staal, mike green, nashville predators, New York Islanders, patrick kane, Pittsburgh Penguins, Sidney Crosby, St. Louis Blues, steven stamkos, tampa bay lightning, Tyler Seguin, washington capitals