Monday, May 20, 2013

Pool Report: The Looooong Weekend

Ottawa Senators' Marc Methot (3) and Pittsburgh Penguins' Kris Letang battle during the first period of Game 4 of the Eastern Conference Stanley Cup semifinal NHL hockey series on Sunday, May 19, 2013, in Ottawa

It looks like more than the earth moved in Ottawa this weekend as the Senators shook off whatever had been weighing them down (I don’t think it was Mike Duffy and Pamela Wallin) and gave Pittsburgh some push back.

Same thing happened on the West coast where earthquakes are more common as the Sharks sent some tremors through the Kings.

Both games went to overtime (one a double) and both saw a home crowd going home happy.

But with Ottawa pulling one out as the clock neared midnight, a lot of us will need naps before we re-open the beer chest and start shooting off rockets to celebrate whatever happened today that made us name it after Queen Victoria.

Is she the one that used yell drunken insults at the players from Harold Ballard’s private Leafs box?

Anyway, elsewhere, Detroit let Chicago know they also won’t be a pushover and New York is –- uh –- maybe poised for what might be the first coaching registry on the Richter scale.

If the NHL does one of these for Round Two, I bet the Big Apple segment has a lot of swears…

Seriously, Ottawa? “Hip-hip-hooray”? Maybe that tradition of Public school sportsmanship is why we still celebrate Queen Victoria.

Anyway, Will Zmak is still the pool version of Royalty with David Kinahan, Jon Brooks and Larry Raskin assaying the roles of various characters from Downton Abbey.

Next update Friday in what might just be a shake up week for some of the leaders.

20-05-2013 11-39-52 AM

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