Sorry I didn't get much of a chance to write a summary of the Islanders game, but chances are that either a) you've read/seen enough to know what went down yourself, or b) you just don't care. The upshot of it is that there's not much to recap, anyways. It was a sloppy game, a cheap win and most people will agree that Smith's hit in the first was reckless, unnecessary and left us in a terrible place to start the game.
- "Sens R" (number 1)
- Toronto Maple Leafs (to be expected, I guess)
- Chicago Blackhawks
- Manitoba Moose
- Val D'Or Foreurs
- Pittsburgh Penguins
- Team Sweden (Forsberg on the back)
- Calgary Flames
- Not technically a foul, but a Daigle jersey worn unironically
- A "Jim Watson" (number 10) jersey.
- A Kovalev jersey, no number
- A Heatley jersey, no name. I understand taking off Heatley's name, but now that Smith has the same number there's no excuse.
It just seemed so asinine at the time, and still does. Where's the logic behind wearing any jersey but the teams who are playing? Would you wear a New England Patriots jersey to a St. Louis Rams vs. Pittsburgh Steelers game? Probably not.
Irritation at the jerseys aside, I particularly enjoyed the fight near the end between Zack Smith and Matt Martin -- not necessarily for the entertainment value, but because there were only a handful of us left in the stands, and it's the perfect reason why you should stay until the end of a game. It astonishes me that people will pay $100+ for a seat in the lower bowl but leave before the final buzzer. I don't know about you, but if I'm shelling out that much money to attend, you'd better believe I intend on getting as much value out of it as I can.
At any rate, we play the Habs tonight in Montreal. We've been pretty bad on Saturdays recently, as detailed by Jeremy Milks at Black Aces. Let's hope that this recent streak-ish thing we've got going (4 wins in our last 6 games) keeps rolling. 7:00 start on CBC, AND we won't have to put up with Cole or Healy.