Hawks 5 - Flyers 1
Our usual programming is delayed for this game recap.
The Hockey Junkies took a Christmas trip to Chicagoland to watch the Hawks defeat the Flyers.
It was a trip of a lifetime.
-We woke up around 7 a.m. and started the drive to Chicago after a trip to McDonalds of course.
-Ohio is flat.
-Indiana is also flat.
-Chicago was raining and flooding. There were still people shopping in the high-end stores lining the streets.
-The parking garage elevator had different music on each level. We parked on the Frank Sinatra level.
There was some crazy weather, raining and fogging and sleeting.
-We ate at Gino's East and gorged ourselves on deep dish pizza while we listened to emo 90's music. Ah, good times.
-Henrik, while wearing her hooker boots, stepped into a giant slush pool. She screamed as a cab screeched to a halt in front of her. Inside the cab was Jonathan Toews. We almost peed ourselves from excitement.
-Chicago Stadium...United Center. The most amazing arena in the world.
-Henrik bought a Patrick Sharp t-shirt and Noodles splurged on a Duncan Keith. We couldn't help it.
-The opening video was odd. The Hawks players were like back-alley raping these shadowy hockey players through the streets of Chicago.
Opening face off
-Music at the United Center is amazing. They played f-ing Head Automatica. That's worth the price of admission right there.
-Fans cheer and clap throughout the anthem. It literally gives you chills.
-The Hawks scored only a few minutes in. Andrew Ladd was first and Patrick Sharp did after.
-During the intermission, they played a video to write-in Patrick Sharp.
-Chris Gratton was bitching at Craig Adams on the bench and then they finally fought. It was pretty sweet.
-John and Joan Cusack were in attendance.
-We made Toews into a verb. When you Toews someone or "You've been Toews-ed" it means that you just got an eyebrow raise/bitchface.
-Hawks fans kept chanting, "De-troit sucks!"
-During the second intermission, they do a fan shootout. There is a child, a woman and a man. The woman is usually blonde, pretty and wearing hooker boots.
-Third period, Hawks scored two 5-on-3 goals. One was Brian Campbell and the other was Kris Versteeg, the leading rookie scorer.
-Commercial break had a video on the jumbotron called "One Minute At The Forefront" and some doctor showed us what a shoulder injury is by demonstrating on Kris Versteeg. Yowza.
-Troy Brouwer and Mike Richards fought. And Brouwer owned Richards. We really like Mikey (unfortunately) but he got pwned.
-When Scott Hartnell gets frustrated, he does stupid shit. He punched Martin Havlat in the back of the head before he skated to the bench. What a liability.
-There was a child in a Briere jersey and we had to hold Noodles back from punching him in the soft-spot.
-Outside the arena, Henrik was stopped by a man who asked her if she was the girl in the fan shootout. It was the boots.
-It was awesome to see the Flyers get completely owned by the Hawks. What an amazing game.
-Insane traffic going into the Burgh. Some moron decided to hit someone else right before the Fort Pitt Tunnels. Idiot!
In other news, the Penguins shut out the New Jersey Devils.
Marc-Andre Fleury was amazing. And we were shocked that they even won. Guess it's a good thing that we don't expect the Penguins to win.
Timmy Wallace is our boy. He is a mini-Orpik. He will score a big goal for the team, we know it.