Monday, June 02, 2008
I can't believe I watched basically two full Hockey games tonight, but it was such an amazing Game Five that it was completely worth it. The OT was ridiculously intense, and the added bonus of having no commercials made the 110 minutes just fly by.
While the refs tried to decide the game in the first two OTs with some crappy calls, it was a high-sticking call in the third that provided the game winner from Petr Sykora. A goal that he told Pierre McGuire he was going to score between plays earlier in the 2nd overtime.....
Pretty badass to go up to a Hockey sideline reporter (let's be honest...that's what he is) and say you're going to score and then pull it off. The Red Wings were dominating those overtimes up until that penalty, so I don't see the Penguins winning this thing, but with a game at home and then a Game Seven....anything could happen.