Morning Free Association: Last Night in Vegas

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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.

Period One:

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.

Period Two:

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.

Period Three:

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.

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Long-Winded Striped Mofo
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Going to see Eight to the Bar tonight, plus Steve Smith and the Nakeds!!!!!
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eight to the Bar

IntentionallyWidenberg
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Oh lord, I feel like crap today.
Effing Vegas… I barely remember last night, and now the Caps are Stanley Cup champions?
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I’m a little bummed – I was rooting for VGK – but honestly, I’m glad the season is finally over. As much as I enjoy watching hockey, it just seems wrong to still be playing a winter sport in June. I don’t have a spring/summer sport that I watch, but winters are so hard out here that the nice weather has to be celebrated.

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HOCKEY PALS!

I am so happy for Ovie. His heart has been on his sleeve this entire series.
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His Stanley Cup parade is going to be bigger than Donald Trump’s record inaugural crowd! He is going to lead it while riding a Siberian Tiger while wearing nothing but a cape and wielding a sword. It’s going to beat Kaberle’s ridiculous Cup picture. The bender is going to last until October, if his liver can hold up.

Thrilled.

The London Bear
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The bender is going to last until October, if his liver can hold up.

I wonder if a sportsman has ever picked up an injury while celebrating that ruled him out of his next game?

There was a golfer who dislocated his ankle celebrating a hole-in-one in a par-three competition the day before a major this year, but he still managed to play!

Satan 81's Sister
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Satan 81's Sister

Kendry Morales broke his leg when he landed awkwardly celebrating his walk off home run once!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CHU789PuCWg

The London Bear
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The London Bear

Ooooofff! That’s a good one

Long-Winded Striped Mofo
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Long-Winded Striped Mofo

There was a pitcher who got hurt in a World Series celebration on the mound,no?

Satan 81's Sister
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Satan 81's Sister

Morning all. Happy for Ovi. He was having the time of his life this series and I think if they lost it would have sent him in a tailspin. lol

Now let’s get through this day so I can get down to Boston!

The London Bear
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The London Bear

Have a good trip! What’ve you got lined up, apart from German food, of course?

Satan 81's Sister
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Satan 81's Sister

Red Sox game tomorrow. (Thanks to my boss for buying me a ticket!)

The London Bear
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The London Bear

Ah, enjoy! Should be a win but White Sox are finding a bit of form… Shame Mookie is hurt.

The London Bear
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The London Bear

Hi all,

No-one likes to see Lars Eller score the Cup-winning goal, but the Caps have been a real strong team for as long as I’ve followed NHL and I don’t begrudge them.

Feel a bit sorry for the Vegas fans – they’ve had such a long wait! Seriously though, after exceeding expectations so wildly this season I can’t help feeling they could have it tough next term. We’ll see.

Looked a great series from what I saw of it – plenty of goals, lead changes, big hits, etc.

I have a rare Saturday off work tomorrow to watch Little Bear perform at the local church fete (she’s in a local dance/theatre group). Lennon and McCartney met at a church fete. Who knows if fate has anything in store for this fete!

Satan 81's Sister
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Satan 81's Sister

Aw, have fun tomorrow!

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Go, Little Bear!

Long-Winded Striped Mofo
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No-one likes to see Lars Eller score the Cup-winning goal,

Brother, you said a mouthful.

Long-Winded Striped Mofo
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And yes, enjoy tomorrow! They really do grow up so fast.

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No-one likes to see Lars Eller score the Cup-winning goal
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The London Bear
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The London Bear

grin grin grin

Long-Winded Striped Mofo
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Hey Pals!
The Caps were a better team than the Knights, plain and simple. There go all my Ovie/Caps jokes. The white Russian is now served with a cup! I’m not an Ovie fan, nor an Oshie fan BUT, Ovie’s emotion and Oshie’s mention of his dad. I’m happy for them, all their long suffering fans, and for my brother – he’ll be calling later today (Too much celebration last night, I’m guessing).

Satan 81's Sister
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Satan 81's Sister

Is he still in his truck? smile