ONE goal, and one very tired Amy!
Wow, words really can’t even come close to describing what it was like to be at the game Sunday night/Monday morning.
My parents and I got to the AAC around 6:15. I like to get there early – you will never see me walking in halfway through the first period. My mom and I went down to the ice for the pregame skate. She’s the alternate Sign Girl when Sarah isn’t there. We were on the jumbotron a few times and I flipped when Hagman just stared at me. It was some intense staring too 🙂
Before the 3rd period, a nice lady sitting a few seats down from me informed me that a bunch of the young guys were sitting 2 suites away from our seats… so I spent a good chunk of the 3rd period looking at Nisky, Connor, Barch, Neal, and Pushkarev wishing I could be in the suite next to them. I actually missed San Jose scoring their goal (so it definitely didn’t happen in my book) because I was taking pics of them. It was cute how Connor and Barch had their playoff beards going even though they haven’t been playing.
I wasn’t surprised that Mittens scored. He may not score a whole lot, but that was his 6th goal that he’s scored this season when I’ve been at a game! The Finns always seem to do well when I go… maybe they know my secret desire to get a mail-order Finnish husband!
I’m not going to recap the whole game since I’m sure you all watched it or saw replays. Plus I don’t have enough time to go through how many amazing saves Marty made, how many times I though I’d have to shoot myself if Roenick scored to end the game, and how many times I yelled at Brenden to sit down when he was on the bench in the overtimes.
Speaking of sitting, someone could have used my seat since I spent the whole game standing. I really love sitting in the last row of our little section. I was so tempted to sit during stoppages in the overtimes, but I knew I’d never be able to stand up.
Brenden is just amazing. I was proud to be wearing one of his jerseys (along with 10,000 other people). I have to admit though, I did prefer being one of the few to wear a Brenden jersey to games several seasons ago. It was so fitting that he scored the series-winning goal, and I’m so lucky to have seen it in person. That is one hockey moment I will never forget.
I also got my picture taken with the Niskymobile 🙂
I’ve only been to 3 playoff games, and I’ve seen 2 handshakes… I definitely pick good games to go to!
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