Okay...back from that marathon. I echo the sentiment that it got boring because it was so evident that it was going to take forever to decide it. At that point, I didn't care. I wanted someone to end it.
When Renney sent out Strudwick, I figured game over. Come on. No way he scores to keep it going, right? Wrong
The move Malik made was ridiculous. I thought for sure he was going to the backhand there. Uh, wow. That's only something Lemieux's pulled off. Cheechoo also did it in a playoff game but as a one-timer.
Marek is not an oaf either. He's got pretty soft hands for a big defenseman. But still, it was an incredible ending to a blah game. The Rangers played like garbage. How they got two points I have no clue. The Capitals were all over the ice and played their butts off. Maybe it's the hockey gods finally smiling down on them.
Oh, and for what it's worth. When it goes that long, it becomes pathetic. I was hoping it would go thru all 18 shooters and maybe they'd have the goalies decide it.
For all the talk about how we the hockey fans feel, you should have heard how much coverage this got on WFAN. Tony Paige was talking about it a ton and there were a lot of calls from what I'd call casual fans. And boy, as much as it might be frowned upon by us, when you have average people calling up raving about it, it means something. The league has been getting no publicity since it returned. Well, this kind of thing got people talking.
And btw...if you haven't heard Mike Crispino's call, you need to.