While I was convinced that the Islanders have overplayed and overstayed their welcome in the Eastern Conference playoff structure, they found a way to win the game more than halfway through the second overtime.
Again, I didn’t watch the whole game but I did see moments play out and I stuck around for both overtimes.
This game marked only the second appearance of Johnny Boychuk in these playoffs after dealing with an undisclosed injury (UNFIT TO PLAY!). And he put his body and skate blade on the line.
Hockey Gods don’t want Johnny Boychuk playing:
-106.4 mph slapper to the side (very much leaving a mark)
-Broken skate blade#Isles pic.twitter.com/q0cralqlu0
— Michel Anderson (@TLOMitch) September 16, 2020
Johnny Boychuk lost his skate blade blocking this shot from Victor Hedman 😳 pic.twitter.com/r20D8MXNu9
— Hockey Night in Canada (@hockeynight) September 16, 2020
Seriously, that was a great play by Johnny, getting the puck out as he fell completely to the ice. Thanks to Semyon Varlamov, who gave him the needed push to get off the ice, Johnny got his skate blade replaced and missed no time.
Speaking of Varlamov, he was pretty excited that they won.
A+ celebration from Varlamov as the #Isles force a Game 6 pic.twitter.com/ai4A5i2Zoc
— Emerald City Hockey (@EmeraldCityHky) September 16, 2020
Yes, I am aware of who he is and what he may or may not have done, but for a few seconds, I appreciated his celebration and didn’t hate him that much. I’m back to being distrustful of/ disliking him.
The Isles have forced Game 6 on Thursday night. Wouldn’t it be fun to see a Final with Johnny Boychuk, Anton Khudobin, and Tyler Seguin? Go former Bruins!
Morning all. Pretty dang perfect outside right now.
I wouldn’t mind if it were a skochy bit warmer. Though I did get to run errands in my comfy hoodie this morning
Wow! I thought the Isles were done! I would love to see Johnny Boychuk in the Finals!! A fan fave when he was a Bruin, and deservedly so. I wouldn’t mind seeing the Lightning go up in flames, either.
Okay, so the boss did a header down the stairs Sunday. Face planted, broke his freakin’ neck, and was taken off life support yesterday. Yup, he’s gone. Fucker went out owing everyone, including me, dough. So, looks like no extension to the foreclosure embargo. We are out of here October 2nd. House is still not done (time to quit fucking around in little plastic boats and get my ass in gear!) A new era of our life is beginning
Holy shit! So sorry, friend. Last thing anyone needs these days is more stress. Wish I had a way to help.
Jesus christ! Hope for the best for ya, mate.
Holy crap! That’s not how I expected that to go. Can his wife give you the money that is owed? Can you petition the estate?
Obviously, if you need a place to stay, we can convince Boomer that he doesn’t need to have the guest room as his own right now.
Why do I have a feeling the lawyer for the estate is going to be very busy trying to sort out this guy’s mess?
That’s pretty rough.