Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Feels Like the Playoffs

Wow - A HUGE 2 points tonight for the Avs!! It looked mighty bleak until the Duke fired a sweet shot to convert a very rare PP goal. The momentum changed at that point and the Avs controlled OT and came through with yet another (gasp) PP goal. Hells yeah!! Props to Ryan Smyth for that sweet no-look pass to assist on the game winner. Props to Theo for some solid net-minding.

Oh, most definitely, it was great to see Footer back in an Avs sweater. Super Joe looked better in game 2. Dito Stastny, who made a great pass and moving pick on the Duke goal and comes up with the game winning tap-in. All I can see is Hells Yeah! Huge win.

But the real reason I know it felt like a playoff game is that I was scaring my dog with every scream, yelp, and body contortion. Just hope I can experience some real playoff stress. (Why, I'm not really sure.)

Keep it going tomorrow in the BC tomorrow....I seemed to remember we dominated up there our last visit....cue ST post. (Where is my Warren Rychel jersey?)


Sonic Tooth said...

quite a surprise to see #52 out there. thankfully there were flights up to roughneck country on short notice to get him in uni and on the ice.

that smyth pass/assist for the statsny OT game winner was fucking beautiful.

Riggins said...

Peter the Great and Footer back in the fold...unexpected but exciting. All that's left now is bringing Patty back out for Game 7 against the Wings in the 1st round. Hulkamania may need to ride again this playoff season. Jager shots and 1st period double fisting at the Can anyone...time to string together a late May/early June Avs playoff game with an NL champs afternoon matinee in the Rockies, tickets anyone???

TroutDog said...

I like the way you're thinking, Riggins. I've got a 25-game Rocks package and sent in for my Avs playoff tickets a couple of weeks ago. Not that it's necessarily a given we'll make the playoffs. Seems way more possible in light of the last couple of days. That buzz would've been killed pretty immediately with a loss in Calgary, especially if we only scored 1 goal (again).

Tonight's game should be interesting to see how the emotion carries over. I hope we can re-post those Luongo taunts from a few weeks ago.

I must mention, we haven't won a regulation since that time (Feb 10). Well, let's change that.

I don't like 10 days til Tucson!

Sonic Tooth said...

I see Forsberg had a nice afternoon skate with the Avs in Vancouver today...

TroutDog said...

A possible appearance Sat at the Can against the Kings?

DeathTruck said...

agreed, cue the Luongo cheezy photos.

Back in town, back in the KTH mix.