11:56 PM ET: One more little nugget of info for y’all before I head to bed. Joe and I would like to once again thank all the readers of the site, you guys and gals have been seriously awesome in this itty bitty blog’s short time on this here planet. As another month draws to a close, we are proud to announce that April has been our busiest month YET, totaling nearly 17,000 visits! I know, I know, it’s nothing to sneeze at or anything, but we’re certainly proud. This site has only been around about six months, and to build a blog from the ground up ain’t no easy task. To be mentioned on websites like MSG, Spector’s, The Score, and Kukla’s Korner is such an honor and accomplishment, for serious. And better yet, this blog would be NOTHING without the readers. We love each and every one of you and can’t wait to make that number go even higher yet! Night all!
9:50 PM ET: Unless Joe does it, there won’t be a Game Breakdown tonight. I’ll do one tomorrow if my schedule allows it, but I’ve updated the site far too much today that I’m just going to take the rest of the night off. Sleep could do me well.
9:23 PM ET: Huge opportunity to tie the game Part 2.
9:19 PM ET: Way to ruin your best shot at tying the game, boys. Jeez…
9:09 PM ET: Devils are being outplayed tremendously. There ain’t a physical edge right now, the Sens are seriously downright dominating the poor lil Devils physically. Ugh. Let’s stop with the pretty stuff and just GET TO THE NET any way possible now. And for Lord Stanley’s sake, throw a HIT someone!
9:04 PM ET: Le sigh. I’m seriously bumming now. 1-0 Senators in the third.
8:41 PM ET: That’s more of what I’d like to see. Much better period by the Devils, the top line has life! Marty continues to shine, that’s always nice, and Emery? Dude is giving up some gigantic rebounds and his glove ain’t looking so hot. Pounce boys, pounce!Word out of Ottawa is that Comrie had to leave the ice not once, but twice due to injury. What a bone-head.
8:23 PM ET: Mr. Bechtel is under the impression that Comrie’s fall into the boards courtesy of Mr. ‘chuk was more or less a dive. Upon further review, I tend to want to agree. But why throw yourself into the boards, potentially seriously injuring yourself? Mr. Comrie ain’t the smartest cookie, is he?
8:15 PM ET: Comrie is a little fire ball out there tonight, ain’t he? Yikes.
8:09 PM ET: Oh my goodness my heart just stopped. Marty, amazing play. And also…Marty…don’t EVER do that again.Memo to Mike Comrie: You guys might be on cable right now, but the kiddies are still up! Watch the F Bombs! HA!
7:50 PM ET: Scoreless after one. Vermette is a piece of garbage for whacking the puck into the net after the buzzer clearly went off. That’s how goalies get hurt, buddy. The referees really need to step in now, if Ottawa is going to keep on whacking at Marty after the whistle, someone needs to get a penalty. Granted, it’ll likely be Scott Gomez or something, but nonetheless, call the damn game like it should be called.
Onto my next gripe…The Devils need to, uh, start playing some hockey.
Marty can only be God for so long. The Senators WILL score and score often on him if this keeps up. I was quite shocked to see Gomez actually backcheck on a play, but then he had to ruin my buzz and take a “Johnny Oduya” penalty — no, not two for being Swedish, but a hooking call. Stop it with the hooking, boys!
Start of the second soon. The boys better come out flying, cause while this game may be 0-0 on the scoreboard, it’s easily in Ottawa’s favor right now. Strong start boys, strong start!
Oh wait…we’re killing a penalty…poop.
Unfortunately I cannot be in two places at once despite my best efforts, but I will try to live-cap as much as possible for the duration of the game.
Which, by the way, do the Devils know that the game started at 7 PM ET? Seriously. They’re getting their asses handed to them by Ottawa right now. It easily should be 1-0 Sens if it weren’t for a whistle-happy official.
Get your butts in gear, boys. This is not acceptable.