Tonight the second season begins, as the Chicago Blackhawks went to where you’d stick the hose to give the world an enema to play the Blues in Game 1 of the first round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs, or as the Blues lovingly refer to it, “quittin’ time.”
The Hawks entered tonight’s game knowing they’d be without Hall of Fame defenseman Duncan Keith, as he was serving the last game of his 6-game suspension, and Andrew Ladd was in question until almost gametime, due to his wife being in labor.
How did it go?
The game went into extra innings, with known dog harvester David Backes scoring the game’s only goal while trying to make a pass, only to see the puck bounce off Trevor Van Reimsdyk past Corey Crawford, giving the Blues a 1-0 win, along with a 1-0 lead in the best-of-seven series.
Let’s get to this…
Goaltending on both ends. Crawford and Brian Elliot were both conspiring to sell a lot of coffee in the Greater Chicagoland Area tomorrow morning, stepping up and making some spectacular saves. A real clinic.
Niklas Hjalmarsson. Twice he got stung by Vladmir Tarasenko shots, but he hung tough.
Mashinter in, Panik out. Qstache, you never make it fucking easy, do you?
Idiot Blues fans chanting “Crawford” during a scoreless tie? Time to lay off the leftover Bud Dry you’ve got laying around, guys.
Wait, somebody was actually wearing a Kyle Beach sweater at this game?
HOT TAKE OF THE NIGHT:
— Kdog (@JourneyManGC) April 5, 2015
Next up is Game 2 Friday. Nothing is fucked here, Dude.
Fro is the worst.