Sunday, February 19, 2012

Today's Happy Hour Soundtrack... And... 23!

Steely Dan...

She thinks I'm crazy
But I'm just growing old 

The Cuervo Gold
The fine Colombian
Make tonight a wonderful thing
We can't dance together
No we can't talk at all
No... but there might could be OTHER thangs we can do.  Which brings to mind a friend from the past, she bein' 19 and me 32 when we met.  She DID remember Aretha, to the girl's everlasting credit, and she had an appreciation for stuff that "make tonight a wonderful thing."  We're still friends to this day.


Yup... 23.  And counting.  From
DETROIT -- If you can't beat them, shoot the puck right at them and see if that works.

It sure did on Sunday afternoon for the
Detroit Red Wings. Leading by a goal, but losing steam early in the third period at Joe Louis Arena, the Wings launched three blasts on three straight shifts that struck three San Jose Sharks and knocked each out of the game for a stretch.

Down three skaters, San Jose watched momentum shift back to the Red Wings -- who used it to push their NHL record home winning streak to 23 games with a 3-2 victory in one of three games televised on NBC on USA Hockey's "Hockey Weekend in America" celebration of the sport.

Darren Helm
scored his sixth goal of the season at 7:01 of the third off a nice feed to the slot by Drew Miller to make it 3-1 Detroit, which stood up as the eventual game-winner. It happened not long after Marc-Edouard Vlasic, Joe Pavelski and Colin White were each hurt by pucks shot by Red Wings  in the offensive zone.
I'm thinkin' the writer just might have a certain bias, coz the game didn't look to me like San Jose was all that and a bag o' chips.  Yeah, they had their moments, to be sure...especially Niemi, their goalie, who kept the score from bein' sumthin' like 6-2... but I think the outcome would have been the same if Vlasic, Pavelski, and White hadn't left the game for a time.  Pavelski returned to the game, as a matter o' fact, and was instrumental in the Sharks' second goal.  That said, the Sharks were only in it because of a garbage goal, a fluky off-the-top-of-the-net goal that was questionable, at best.  Couture played the puck off of a high stick just before it fell in the net behind Joey MacDonald and if  **I** had been sitting in the War Room in Toronto I would have disallowed it.  But no matter... the Wings hung in there and added Number 23 to the current home-stand streak.  Next up... at home... those pesky Canucks.


We adjourned to the verandah immediately after the game for a couple o' beers and a celebratory cigar.  While it ain't exactly nice outside... 62 degrees and a 22 mph wind that's gusting to 33 mph on occasion... it was nice enough.  Barely.

And now I think it's nap time.


  1. Go Red Wings!

    It was a beautiful day here, although we had company that seemed to like hanging out in our new house.

  2. We're still friends to this day.

    Of all the credits given, that's probably the best.

  3. Gotta watch mixing those Cuervo shooters and any kind of Gold! Strange things have been known to happen.

    Congrats to your Wings. Are they ever gonna lose? Among the three who got knocked down by a flying puck, I guess Vlasic was the only guy who got pickled. :-)

  4. Lou: It was OK... the WX. Today is miserable, though.

    Andy: Yeah, real friends are a treasure.

    Dan: I hear ya about tequila. DAMHIK. As for the Wings losing... yeah, it'll happen. I just hope they're not peaking too early. In re: Vlasic. Heh!

  5. MIGHT have a bias? I think you're being rather kind.


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