Sunday, June 1, 2008

One win away

Sixteen wins are needed in hickey's second season to claim Lord Stanley's Cup. The Wings are 15-3 in the playoffs and Game Five they are one victory away from winning their 11th Stanley Cup. Last night, they beat the Penguins on their home ice, something that no team had done during the playoffs. Indeed, no team had beaten the Penguins at home since 24 February. It got a little interesting during the third period as the Wings were clipped with two penalties, sending two of the Winged Warriors to the Sin Bin. For almost 90 seconds, which is an eternity during the playoffs, let along the Cup Finals, the remaining three defenders had to hold off the offensive attack of the Penguins. The Wings held off the Pens, and they even got off a shot while they were shorthanded. With about a minute to go in the game, the Penguins pulled their goalie so they had six attackers. Once again, the Wings stood tall, preventing the Penguins from scoring. The clock ticked down to 0.00, the horn sounded the end of the game and Deirdre started breathing again. Game Five will be Monday night at Joe Louis Arena. Let's hope that the Wings will crush the Penguins and hoist the Cup.

I have a busy day ahead of me. Yesterday, I applied a second coat of paint to the interior side of our new front door, but today I need to start the process of painting the exterior of the door and sidelights. Updates to follow as conditions warrant.

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