So last night some friends and I decided to watch Georges St. Pierre beat the tar out of Josh Koscheck, and on that score, the night was a rousing success! The card as a whole was lots of fun, and St. Pierre's performance was simply dominant. Of course, this being a bar in Surrey, the televisions flipped immediately to the Canucks once the fights were done, just in time for Henrik Sedin's goal to bring the Canucks with one, and I quickly realized that I wasn't in quite as much agreement with the crowd.
A few minutes later Keith Ballard came steaming down the wing and I had a chance to feel the pain of Conkkannen all over again. Did you know that the Lightning have allowed both the fewest shots and most goals in the Eastern Conference? True story. And trust me Lightning fans, we feel your pain. Anyroad, after Dan Ellis sieved Ballard's fifty foot blast, the party was on in the pub... and then Ryan Kesler took a high-sticking penalty just before the game headed into overtime.
The overtime began with the Lightning in control in Vancouver's zone. Marty St. Louis took the puck to the FO dot and then dropped it back for Steven Stamkos at the point who blasted it by a bewildered Bobby L... Cory Schneider. Way to ruin the alliteration, Cory (just like you ruined Markus Naslund night). There were a lot of sullen faces in that bar, let me tell you - the perfect end to a glorious evening.