Okay. I confess. I headed into last night’s game with the attitude that the Stars would lose. After all, I had to prepare myself for the sweep. I didn’t want to get my hopes they could win, knowing their season would be over and I would have to wait until October to see my guys again.
However… it was probably one of the best playoff games I’ve ever seen. No score in the first, and then the Stars went up in the second. They came out strong and hard and got the lead first. Granted, Detroit came back and scored again to tie it up, but the Stars didn’t allow them to get ahead. Ever. There were some very intense moments. Especially when the Stars went up 3-1 in the third period. Morrow and Modano both got penalties with 40 seconds to spare… and Detroit had pulled Osgoood to get an extra attacker on the ice. Talk about tense! I was sitting with my hands in my hair the entire time…and yeah, those were the longest 40 hockey seconds of my life. I’m sure they were for the Stars, too.
I’m happy for Marty Turco. He played a helluva game. He only allowed one goal through. I know it’s a huge long-shot for them to pull another win out on Saturday, but if they can keep the offense up like they did in this game (and the penlty killing as excellent as it was), then they MIGHT be one of those historical teams that comes back from a 3-0 deficient. Might.
The playoff mantra has been “Believe” and it certainly looked like they believed last night!
Tonight, all eyes will be on the Eastern Conference to see if the Flyers can pull a Dallas Stars trick out of their hat. 😉
At any rate, here are 5 reasons why I love the Stars:
- We have hotter men than Detroit
- Our captain, Brenden Morrow
- Penalty killing and Power Plays can be and quite often are supurb
- Our fans are nicer than Detroit fans
- AND we have Bill Ollerman, the voice of the American Airlines Center. haha
Oh, and, I got a sports related injury during the game. When they got their third goal, I did a “YAY” and jumped up with my arms straight up…and my hand went in the ceiling fan. My knuckle on my third finger immediately turned blue. It’s bruised. And ugly. But you know? Totally worth it. 😉
Now for American Idol. Okay – um – DUH. I think we all knew the Davids would be in the finals. I’m curious to see how they do next week. I’m still rooting for David Cook! I’m also looking forwars to Lost and Grey’s Anatomy tonight.
As for writing… I did manage to eek out five pages. Okay, so it took me two days to do that BUT at least I’m writing again. I’m completely rewriting the opening of my fantasy with romantic elements. I want the main story element that pushes her into her quest to happen in the first 30 pages and, really, if you think about it… that’s pretty quick!
Okay that’s it for me. I’m wrapping up and headed to work and school. Happy Thursday!