Let me preface this by saying that I’m not typically a girl that goes to bars alone.
Mainly, because it makes me feel more acutely single than I already do and also because I try not to drink alone.
Last Friday, I set aside my rule and ventured out to my local in the pouring rain to watch Game 4 of the Eastern Conference Finals.
And when I mean pouring rain, I mean pouring, cats and dogs, Noah’s Ark type rain.
My roommate was away for the weekend. I didn’t feel like cooking. And I wasn’t about to watch the Bruins sweep the Penguins alone. I needed to be around my people.
For sixty minutes, I was just a cacophony of emotions. Elation. Joy. Fear. Anxiety.
Good thing I was in a place with an endless supply of alcohol.
So I get my drink, order me ups some delicious fish tacos, and get it going.
This was me for the the 1st and 2nd periods….
And then the duration of the 3rd…
Then the final buzzer sounded. I was all….
Then this happened…
And I was all….
And that is pretty much the way I felt the entire weekend.
I’m sure that Pens’ fans have some choice words to describe this series. As a Bruins fan, I have only one.
From the drop of the puck in Game 1 till the final buzzer on Friday, the Bruins straight up dominated the Penguins. They managed to shut down the Penguins’ high powered offense and render Crosby, Malkin, and Neal virtually non existent.
The players that should have been factors for the Pens were not, thanks to an far superior Bruins’ defensive corps and a goaltender that was all sorts of bad-ass.
In the ECF, the Bruins gave a complete, standing-ovation performance. They played as one, collective Borg hockey unit. They were all in from the beginning.
No egos, no excuses. Just hockey.
Pants gets upset when people criticizes Crosby and blame him for his team’s loss. And justifiably so. One player does not a team make. There are 19 other guys on that Penguins bench.
Simple fact is that for those 4 games, the Bruins were better. They were the best team.
I’ve known from the beginning of the season that Bruins were a great team capable of winning the Stanley Cup again.
Now so does everyone else.
Bring on the Blackhawks.Tags: Boston Bruins, eastern conference champs, Eastern Conference Finals, Pittsburgh Penguins, Stanley Cup Playoffs, tuukka rask