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Stanley Cup Playoffs
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(04-17-2019, 09:28 PM)Awful Llama Wrote: Indeed.  Was fortunate enough to score tickets to the game last night.  Took a buddy and we sat in the first row of the upper deck, right behind Vasilevsky for two periods.  Great game, and an electric atmosphere.  


Watching the CBJ hold that 4-3 lead throughout most of the 3rd period was agonizing.  Just kept dreading TB getting the tying score, then maybe a win and trip back to Florida for a game 5.  But when they took that 5-3 lead, man, the place erupted.  I mean, I've been to a lot of sporting events in my life, but that was Who-concert-level volume right there.  Just ear-shattering.  Felt like the whole place was plugged into a live wire and we were all getting juiced at the same time.  Then, the topper was leaving the arena and crossing the street to see the tv in the bar at BD's Mongolian Grill showing the last minute of the Isles/Pens game.  Man, that was the icing on the cake of an already amazing evening.

It's great to finally get that playoff drought monkey off our backs and win a gd series.  I've always likened the CBJ misery to the Bengals' misery, the latter's having lasted a decade longer, of course, but still similar.  Maybe '19 can finally be the Bengals' turn.

Watching BOS/TOR now.  Going back and forth on who I want CBJ to see in the second round.  Regardless, hope it goes seven and they beat the hell out of one another.



   


I've always said there is nothing in sports like playoff hockey. It really is the greatest sport on earth. 
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(04-17-2019, 09:28 PM)Awful Llama Wrote: Indeed.  Was fortunate enough to score tickets to the game last night.  Took a buddy and we sat in the first row of the upper deck, right behind Vasilevsky for two periods.  Great game, and an electric atmosphere.  


Watching the CBJ hold that 4-3 lead throughout most of the 3rd period was agonizing.  Just kept dreading TB getting the tying score, then maybe a win and trip back to Florida for a game 5.  But when they took that 5-3 lead, man, the place erupted.  I mean, I've been to a lot of sporting events in my life, but that was Who-concert-level volume right there.  Just ear-shattering.  Felt like the whole place was plugged into a live wire and we were all getting juiced at the same time.  Then, the topper was leaving the arena and crossing the street to see the tv in the bar at BD's Mongolian Grill showing the last minute of the Isles/Pens game.  Man, that was the icing on the cake of an already amazing evening.

It's great to finally get that playoff drought monkey off our backs and win a gd series.  I've always likened the CBJ misery to the Bengals' misery, the latter's having lasted a decade longer, of course, but still similar.  Maybe '19 can finally be the Bengals' turn.

Watching BOS/TOR now.  Going back and forth on who I want CBJ to see in the second round.  Regardless, hope it goes seven and they beat the hell out of one another.



   
What I liked about the crowd was, that when TB scored, you didn't get the sense "oh here we go again". Hell no, they just got louder and weren't phased!
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I miss Barry Trotz. Sad
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(Yesterday, 10:02 AM)Aquapod770 Wrote: I miss Barry Trotz. Sad

Hell of a coach. Very impressed with his Isles.
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(04-18-2019, 09:20 AM)Aquapod770 Wrote: I've always said there is nothing in sports like playoff hockey. It really is the greatest sport on earth. 

True dat.  Can't imagine spending my spring watching any other sport.

(04-18-2019, 11:03 AM)sandwedge Wrote: What I liked about the crowd was, that when TB scored, you didn't get the sense "oh here we go again". Hell no, they just got louder and weren't phased!

Amen.  Even after TB went on that 2-0 run and tied the game in the 2nd, there was a brief buzz, and then a boisterous C-B-J chant started up.  Let the opposition score two unanswered TDs against the Bengals, all the energy drains out of PBS and half the place is looking to go drown themselves in the river.  Night and day difference.
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