Sunday, February 15, 2009

NHL to this point

I love hockey. It's my all time favorite sport, no contest whatsoever. Naturally, I follow the NHL very closely. Unfortunately, my absolute favorite team, the Colorado Avalanche, pretty much blows this year. We're the worst team in the Western Conference, and if we'd just get a new coach and a #1 goalie, we'd be in business. Still, there is some good news today for us Avs fans.

Today the Avs beat lifelong rival Detroit Red Wings 6-5 in the shootout. Adam Foote, our defensive core, returned from injury, and forward Ryan Smyth played in his 900th career game. We won the shootout 2-1, with defenseman Jordan Leopold notching the winning goal. The best part - though the Avs are having their worst season since coming to Denver, we're a surprising 3-0 versus Detroit this year, two of the games ending in a shootout (the Avs are now 8-1 in shootouts this year! w00t!). With just one meeting left, we've officially won the season series, which is only fitting for a team that lost to them all four times last regular season, and then got swept by them in the playoffs. Take that, Wings!

I LOVE this video! ^^