Nine Takeaways From Three Ways Of Watching Game 6
I got out of work at about 10:15 EST and on my usual 20 minute stride back to my Bloomfield residence I remembered to check the score of game 6 (it helped that I passed the flat screens of Sharp Edge Bar) I didn't want to look like a Great Depression-era derelict peering through the window to try to decipher what the score was so I went with the phone check. I saw that it was knotted up 1-1 with almost the entire third period left to enjoy by my lonesome. I rotated my body back to Sharp Edge for an expensive beer and (hopefully) a seal the deal moment for the Pens.
Immediately when I pulled out the stool to sit down Mike Hoffman (one of the only few Senators who doesn't sound like they reside in Fraggle Rock) scored goal number two and I knew the Sharp Edge stop was a horrible decision. Despite my superstitious instinct I continued in trying to figure out which would be the cheapest beer to order on the bars confusing layout of craft beer choices (my chalkboard reading game is not up to snuff) I cut my losses (which I guess was time?) and ordered an Erie Railbender Ale ($5.80 range - not friendly to my frugal aspirations).
Three takeaways from what I saw live-watching the third period:
- Bobby Ryan and Sidney Crosby do not like each other.
- Methot (friend of Marjorie The Trash Heap) eye rakes top babyfaces like Terry Funk.
- We better come back pissed as all get out for Game 7.
Three (unbiased) takeaways I got from watching the extended highlights on YouTube:
- Craig Anderson was unstoppable.
- That was absolutely goalie interference, I'm not pissed at all by that call.
- Those two goals by the Senators were sexy AF. Cannon shots like that make me wanna do the patented Rolling Rock challenge (pound a sixer of RR in the span of one game of NHL 09 - shout out to friend of the blog Casey for that one.)
Three takeaways from watching the above CBS Pittsburgh clip:
- Roddy Piper eyepoke him all you want Methot, Sidney Crosby is a straight-up 10 on the professional level when it comes to handling interviews after a loss.
- Rich Walsh is like the blonde Mel Kiper when it comes to helmet hair.
- I feel much more optimistic about Game 7. Sounds like we did outplay (and obviously out-shoot) them. Let's implement a similar strategy in the PPG and see where that gets our 2016 Stanley Cup Champion Pittsburgh Penguins.
Well, I personally won't "see" anything for game seven as I'll be having an eight-hour long date with an orange juice machine, and rest assured I will not be taking this high-maintenance citrus spitter to Sharp Edge.