december nights

Fake recap again because the holiday season means I'm too busy to exist.

This game was oddly comforting like something on TV when you were a kid.  Just your usual late December chippy game with a team from the other conference.  There were two fights in the first period and Dupuis rose from the grave again to score the first goal.

Sutter scored a sniper's shot while being knocked down.  It was a thing of beauty.  Niskanen added to the lead with a legit PPG while Kunitz's butt was in his face.

Neal fought like a fucking idiot after the Pens were about to get a PP.  He and Ballard both got 7 minutes in penalties.  Kunitz made everyone forget how fucking stupid he was by undressing the Wild defense on the rush and taking a disgusting no-look pass from Sid.

SPECIAL AWARD TO JASON POMINVILLE: CONGRATULATIONS, YOU'RE STILL ALIVE!  WE HAD NO IDEA WHERE THEY WERE HIDING YOU

In classic fashion, as Ryan Mill is announcing Kunitz's 19th goal of the season, Pominville does a number on Jeff Zatkoff off the rush.

The Wild managed to score another one and actually make it a game.

Then Adams and Maatta both went to the box.

MOMENT THIS GAME WENT FROM "NORMAL ASS GAME" TO "UNREAL" (YES YOUR "ASS GAME" JOKES ARE INCOMING)

After a spirited 5 on 3 kill, Maatta exited the box with just a few seconds left on Adams' penalty, and had a breakaway.  He was impeded on his break and awarded a penalty shot.

"Finn on finn" became a brief catchphrase as he closed in on Backstrom.

AAAAND HE FUCKING SCORED
oh my god, this is the best thing that has ever happened ever

dead

5-2 pens

dead

will post the inevitable pics of maatta being adorable as all hell later

sorry for sucking

we return in a blaze of mystical fire eventually

go pens

Zoë

About Zoë

living in Boston, chronically fussy, fills recaps with references to Robert Scott's last march and literary theory among other things.

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