Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Round Two Game Six: Penguins/ Capitals

Hold on Tight to Your Dream – Electric Light Orchestra

Series tied: 3-3

by Jan Snyder

Did any of us really think this tremendous series wasn’t going seven games? Let’s do a little dance and get ready for an exciting Game Seven while we hold on to our dream of moving on in the tournament.

Three overtime games out of six and in this Game Six, the goals were coming at a furious pace. The Pens took the early lead on a goal by Bill Guerin that stood up through the end of the first period.

In the second, Kozlov and Fleishman put the Caps on the board too. With just 33 seconds left in the period, while the Pens were on the power play, Eaton scored to even things at 2-2.

Then came the craziness that was the third period. In the space of just a few seconds, Letang, Semin and Kozlov scored in rapid succession. With time running out, Sid, who was determined he would score, popped in the one that tied the game.

Overtime – again! Would this be another short OT or was this the one that would go on into the night? Fleury made an incredible save on Ovechkin, but then a seemingly easy shot from Steckel got by him and that was all she wrote. As the Caps celebrated, weary white-out fans filed from the building.

But Sid had a goal and an assist. Malkin had three assists. No one had a bad game. This is just the way this round was bound to be. Two good teams, three great players, many talented others and somehow it seems right that after all this time, who moves on will be decided back in Washington in Game Seven. The team just needs to keep on working, keep on trying and make it happen.

So “Don’t Stop Believin’” because there “Ain’t No Stopping Us Now” and we know that anything can happen in a Game Seven. Let’s be glad that we get to watch one more game in this fantastic, exciting series.

Hold on tight – to your dreams, to your rally towel, and to your sanity! Here comes Game Seven!

Let’s Go, Pens!!

So sorry to see Lisa’s Vancouver Canucks lose tonight. They had such a great year and everything was looking up. Lisa will need a few days to recover from this one! Better luck next year.

-thanks Jan :o) ...Lisa

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