Game 5 of the 2018 Stanley Cup Final was played last night in Las Vegas. It was a chippy, high-energy game, with unpenalized scrums and douchbaggery galore. Would someone take the Cup tonight?
Vegas keeps on keeping cool by getting Willie O’Ree and Manon Rheaume to lead off the cheering.
The first Black NHL player, Willie O'Ree, and the first female NHL player, Manon Rheaume, got the party started tonight in Vegas! 🚨🚨🚨 pic.twitter.com/XqX4vsvxxA
— NHL on NBC (@NHLonNBCSports) June 8, 2018
First, there was the meeting at City Hall for the Conservation Lands Committee Wasting Your Time. I get what you’re doing but you could have clearer in the materials you sent out instead of dragging us in for something which is already determined. It was really funny when they took 30 minutes trying to get their fancy fancy wall-sized touch screen computer to work.
Then, it was time for yummy Mexican food and strong margaritas at Zarape.
Well, that’s what we did during the first period. Presumably, a game was being played, a game in which neither team scored in the first.
Washington scored. Then Vegas did. Then it was the Capitals again. Followed by two Vegas goals, one of which was by Reilly Smith. Vegas carries that lead into the third.
In between periods, the TV kept being tuned to CNN with the insipid Kim Kardashian blathering on about something politically stupid and I watched my IQ drop 60 points. I suggested that if my husband wanted me to leave he should just tell me instead of resorting to torture.
The game continued to be led by the Golden Knights until Devante Smith-Pelly scored around the halfway point. As someone that does not like the Caps, this made me sad. Then they scored again to take the lead.
The official arena clock lost it’s ability to count down in the final minutes, and NBC also did. You would think they’d make these things better. Finally, the Caps iced it with 00.6 seconds to go. We know that a team can lose it in less but this wasn’t the case. Caps win the Stanley Cup.
Now everyone can shut the fuck up about Ovechkin as far as I’m concerned.