Game 3: I FUCKING LOVE MY RUSSKIS

Hoooolllly shit what a win that was. 3-2 for our beautiful beasts. We are two wins away from making the finals, and six games away from partying like it’s 1999. Holy fuck.

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After not scoring for essentially eight straight periods against Vegass, we erupted for three in essentially one period. First blood was a tale of two breakaways.

It starts with Karlsson catching a break for Vegass after we had been dominating in the o-zone. Fortunately, he choked.

Minutes later, Heiskanen and our Big Rig Jamie Oleksiak were pulled out to the blue line because apparently they go to man-to-man when Vegass activates their defensemen. Comeau picked up a blocked shot and passed to Miro. Next was a slick feed to the Big Rig for a breakaway that finished in the opposite form of Karlsson’s…

As a 14th overall pick in 2011, Oleksiak struggled throughout most of his career until two years ago when he was traded midseason to the Penguins. They taught him to stop sucking and un-busted him, and then by the grace of god traded him right back to us last year (for the same 4th rd pick they gave us for him).

The Big Rig has been an absolute beast for us defensively throughout the entire postseason, and now he has one of the biggest goals of the year. What a comeback story, what a player, and what a god damned goal!

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The third period got intense as shit. One minute into it, Seguin had a beautiful chance for an early insurance goal but hit the tail end of Lehner’s stick…

Then we started brain farting on defense and gave up a 5v3, almost killed it, but ultimately gave up an equalizer.

The mood plummeted, but our beautiful captain made things right again three minutes later. After Eddie Olczyk had been begging us to shoot 5-hole the entire period before, Jamie Benn did just that after a sick fake-high-go-low…

From there on, our Russians took center stage. Dobby was sensational all night, but did give up a second equalizer after he got interfered and begged for a challenge. Unfortunately, the Toronto replay crew was too spineless to enforce the rules by the book and called it incidental.

Dobby apologized in the form of a stick bang and then transfigured himself into a brick wall for the rest of the game.

It was especially incredible considering the fact that he looked injured on one of his late leg splits and was noticeably slow getting up for the final five minutes of the game.

He didn’t have to move a muscle in overtime though, because our beautiful Russian forward did this 31 seconds in…

Sweet Jesus WHAT A FUCKING SHOT. Gooooooddd fucking lord that was so amazing.

Outside of Colorado Game 7, I thought Radulov had been sparing us to death for the past two weeks and honestly preferred Cogliano in the lineup instead of him. Never has a plate of crow tasted sweeter…

The Benn/Seguin/Rads line was broken up for a couple games until this one, and they got back to dominating as soon as they reunited. Two of the three goals came from this line, and they accounted for 2/3 of shots whenever they were on the ice. If this line fully activates again, this team gets even scarier good.

Oh and speaking of good… Heiskanen is so, so, soooo good.

After opening the series at -250 and being up to -280 before Game 3, Vegass is now slight underdogs. And we might’ve finally cracked the code on Lehner.

If we win tonight, shit gets really reeaalllll. Let’s. Fucking. Go.

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