Was finally able to see some hockey after being on a long road trip, a trip that took us to San Francisco, Los Angeles, Las Vegas, Malibu, Redding and Weed, not to mention Barstow on the edge of the desert and Orillia County in Washington. The Grand Canyon was originally in the plans until we discovered it was five hours each way from Vegas which was way too much, especially just to look into a big hole.
I’m feeling bad for my car. She worked harder than…..Scott Gomez? No wait, it had to be harder than that.
We got home in time to see a ridiculous 10-3 thrashing of the Philadelphia Flyers by the Pittsburgh Penguins, the Canucks winning their first game of the series by taking it to the Kings in L.A. 3-1, and the overtime goal by Kyle Turris in Ottawa to even the Sens’ series with the Rangers thrown in for good measure.
It was unusual for me to see so much hockey. It’s been mostly highlights in pubs and motel rooms up until now.
Flyers fans paid big dollars to see their team eliminate the Pens, but ten goals went in their net and the weird series continues. That has to suck for these Philadelphia folk, like the guy walking by the camera wearing a Flyers orange shirt that read “That’s fine, we don’t like you either.”
Ten goals. What the heck is that? It was Marc-Andre Fleury allowing eight the last two nights, and now the combination of Ilya Bryzgalov and Sergei Bobrovsky team up to let in ten. This is another sign of the world coming to an end, all those playoff goals. That and the noon hour snow and one degrees celcius in the Mojave Desert after we left Vegas.
So no one was eliminated. Pittsburgh won in more-than-convincing fashion. The Canucks were the better team in their game, and Ottawa got a huge overtime goal and are once again in the thick of things.
And the beat goes on.
Now that we’re back, I can start to pick out some pictures and put up here from time to time. For now, here’s some that I think will probably win a few awards and such. Or maybe not. Hey, I’m a lover, not a photographer.