Monday, November 21, 2011

Your Hockey Red Wings Update...

... which ab-so-freakin'-lute-ly requires me to post this:

That's a SportsCenter highlight-reel save... and one of the best I've ever seen, bar none.  It's just gravy that it happens to be Jimmy Howard, who emerged victorious in last night's end of a four-game road trip for the Beloved Wings.  They didn't do TOO badly, earning four out of of a possible eight points on the trip.  The end result is Dee-troit sits at sixth place in the Western Conference standings going into tonight's games, a decided improvement on the tenth place we had before the California trip.  Me likey.

Last night's game looked like a blow-out, what with the Wings leading 3-0 into the middle frame.  But those pesky (and hapless: 6-10-4 on the season) Ducks came back to make it a contest.  A real nail-biter, when ya come right down to it... until THIS happened in the final minute:

I told SN1 Stuart couldn't do that again if he tried and SN1 disagreed, opining that "those guys are PROFESSIONALS."  Well, that's true... but even the pros need a big-ass helping of luck every once in a while.  Still and even: that was freakin' PRETTY, luck or not!


  1. I know nothing of hockey, but that was a thrilling shot. Glad to see the Wings give you something to put a big smile on your face.

  2. Nice!

    There's a certain team now atop the standings in the Pacific Division (and third in the Western Conference) thanks to the efforts of your Red Wings.

  3. Red: That WAS a thrilling shot. My phone rang about ten seconds after the puck went in the empty net... and SN1 and I laughed our asses off.

    Skip: This year MIGHT be the Sharks year, if they can get through Dee-troit. And Vancouver.

    Moogie: Thank ya, Ma'am!

  4. I agree with your SN1; Those pro's practice these sorts of shots for fun.

    Sweet clip!

  5. The old truism: "I'd rather be lucky than good" is true in most things, but 'tis truly better to be lucky AND good!

  6. pS: Did you know that the first thing Doug MacArthur said when greeting a new General to his command was: "Are you a lucky General?" (Quoted in American Caesar )

  7. Darryl: They may practice them for fun but actaully bein' able to AIM a shot like that while in a PK situation in the waning seconds of a game is another thang entirely. I'm stickin' with luck.

    Virgil: Interesting quote from MacArthur. I'm of the opinion ALL generals are lucky to a certain extent, otherwise they wouldn't BE generals.


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