Saturday, November 29, 2008

Four Things for Four Goals

Four things I loved about last night's 4-3 win over the Penguins:
  1. The Sabres beat the Penguins for the first time in over a year. I almost forgot what it was to see Sidney Crosby skate by Ryan Miller and the boys in defeat. It's a beautiful thing.
  2. The Sabres overcame a lot of questionable officiating in order to win. The PK looked great and really aggressive, but that may have something to do with how bad the Penguins powerplay was. Seriously, for having all that talent, you would think they would look a little sharper. Oh well, I'm not complaining about that.
  3. The excitement our boys showed after the win. That may have been the best Sabre-love huddle of the season. I wish I could find a decent picture of it because it made me feel happy to see them so happy. I especially loved the giant attack that Goose and Pommer unleashed on Ryan that pretty much shoved him into his net. It just showed how much this win meant to them, and I love when they show what a family they are in their celebrations.
  4. Paul Gaustad. As I'm sure all of you know, nothing beats seeing your favorite player have a game like that. I'm still trying to wipe the smile off of my face.

I haven't done this in a while (mainly because we weren't winning), but my Unsung Hero of the Game goes to Max Afinogenov. He played a fantastic game last night, and seemed to be out to prove Lindy wrong. For one night, Max, mission accomplished.

8 comments:

Caroline said...

It warmed my heart seeing the boys celebrate after that win. I just wanted to jump over glass and celebrate with them. They're so cute.

Katie said...

I just wanted to jump over glass and celebrate with them. They're so cute.

I truly think we have the cutest team in the NHL, and, after losses like tonight, that feels like one of the few things we can take pride in. haha

I will never tire of seeing them look like little brothers out there.

Jael said...

I think we have the cutest team, too. Love.

dani said...

It made me feel even better seeing Crosby hit the post with his stick.

Shelby Rose said...

I'm so proud of Goose and the team for that spectacular win on Friday! Pure team effort. :D They never gave up.

Katie said...

I think we have the cutest team, too.

Jael, it's nice to know that someone agrees with me! haha I think they should add "Cutest Team" award to the NHL Awards in June!

Katie said...

It made me feel even better seeing Crosby hit the post with his stick.

Chops need to control his temper! haha

Katie said...

They never gave up.

So true, Shelby. That was my favorite thing about that win. Too many times we've seen them just roll over and die in games like that, but this time they rose to the challenge together. It was great!