There’s only one way to calm a smiling, happy, confident, bright-eyed team like the Pittsburgh Penguins. Demolish them in your home rink, which is what the Detroit Red Wings did Saturday night, thrashing the flightless birds 5-0, thereby wiping the collective smiles off the Penguins faces in impressive fashion.
Who knew? The stars were aligning quickly in Pittsburgh’s favour. There was this growing talk that Penguins goalie Marc-Andre Fleury should be considered for Canada’s Olympic team, and before he got yanked, he let in four goals on 21 shots. Sidney Crosby and Evgeny Malkin were quite average. Wings’ star Pavel Datsyuk came back after a long layoff and looked like he never left, adding two assists. And everyone said Detroit looked tired and they looked anything but. Especially their power play, which scored three straight. Pittsburgh was the team that looked tired and confused. On this night, Detroit looked like champs. Pittsburgh looked like chumps.
Game six goes on Tuesday night. Can Pittsburgh forget this and rebound?
Now, to a matter of equal importance. You may have seen this commercial for Fallsview Casino in Niagara Falls where this person tattoos on his mid-section the number 7 and some writing, but he does it in the mirror and so it’s backwards. This commercial needs to stop. I don’t want to throw a brick through my nice television. This guy with a big stomach looks completely mentally challenged. He looks like he needs to be in a padded room with care workers, while his wife seems fairly normal. Why would a fairly normal woman marry a slobby loser who decides to tattoo a number 7 on himself? She didn’t even give him shit, she just walked away. This is the stupidest commercial in the history of commercials. Heck, when I tattooed chapters three through six of War and Peace on my privates, my wife got mad at me. And it wasn’t even backwards.