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I spent the night in front of the television watching my defending Stanley Cup champion Boston Bruins play the Washington Capitals in the opening game of their playoff series. The game was scoreless at the end of regulation time. Sudden death was next. I went into my office to pay a few bills, went back into the TV room when the overtime started, and thought I needed to do something to change the Bruins' luck. So I turned off the lights and moved to the opposite end of the couch. Five seconds after I sat down, the Bruins scored to win the game, 1-0. Coincidence? I don't think so.

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theoldsport
Apr. 13th, 2012 03:33 am (UTC)
Keep the lights off for the sake of the Capitals' health and safety. If the Bruins don't score enough to send Washington to the golf course in short order, they'll pound them to smithereens over the next two weeks.

That was a fantastic game, probably the Caps' best opportunity to steal one. I was pulling for Holtby, since he spent most of his season here in central Pennsylvania(!). He made one mistake in 65 minutes, and that was enough. The playoffs can be so cruel. And that's what makes them great.
patrick_vecchio
Apr. 13th, 2012 11:36 am (UTC)
Nice win by your Flyers the other night. What a way to get inside the Penguins' heads. Go Philly! (For now, anyway.)
thecriz5
Apr. 13th, 2012 05:19 am (UTC)
Maybe you can use this time in between games to grow a playoff beard.
patrick_vecchio
Apr. 13th, 2012 11:37 am (UTC)
My beard days are over. Its mostly white and makes me look years older—and I'm already old enough.
thenightfly5150
Apr. 13th, 2012 01:19 pm (UTC)
Lights off, opposite end of the couch for the rest of the playoffs.

Despite Holtby's performance, I still think the Bruins take this series in 5 or 6. They have a lot more to show than they did last night. Washington? I'm not so sure (if Chara/Seidenberg keep shutting down Ovechkin, anyway).
patrick_vecchio
Apr. 14th, 2012 12:39 pm (UTC)
Everyone talks about Chara, but Seidenberg is a beast.
thenightfly5150
Apr. 16th, 2012 12:31 pm (UTC)
Did you switch spots and keep the lights on Saturday?
patrick_vecchio
Apr. 16th, 2012 10:48 pm (UTC)
It didn't help, did it? Don't know what to do tonight.
nodressrehersal
Apr. 13th, 2012 04:15 pm (UTC)
inkling7
Apr. 14th, 2012 01:50 am (UTC)
Did you see the pane of glass fall on David Krejci after the win?
patrick_vecchio
Apr. 14th, 2012 12:38 pm (UTC)
Missed it. Yikes!
inkling7
Apr. 14th, 2012 02:32 pm (UTC)
patrick_vecchio
Apr. 14th, 2012 04:35 pm (UTC)
Thanks, Sara. I've been a hockey fan since '74 and have never seen anything like that. It said in the Boston Globe today that a pane of that glass weighs 124 lbs. He's lucky he didn't get brained.

Krejci didn't practice yesterday but is good to go today. He didn't do much Thursday night, so maybe that will wake him up.



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