During Friday’s first intermission, Craig Laughlin and the rest of the Comcast Sportsnet crew presented Joe Beninati with a birthday cake. In typical Locker form, however, the cake from Clyde’s had been destroyed before arriving in front of Beninati, who is celebrating his 49th birthday.
“We had a little accident, everybody,” Laughlin said laughing. “You know what my mom says? ‘It’s always the thought that counts.'”
Laughlin tipped the cake over to the camera.
“I can read it,” Laughlin continued. “It says ‘Happy Birthday.’ There was ‘Joe B’ below that, but… this is sort of what happens to you [in your life], right?”
“That’s my story in a nutshell,” Beninati deadpanned.
Later, Laughlin struck a match and lit a candle on the cake. As he blew out the match, the candle on the cake sitting in his lap was blown out.
That’s a Lockerism if I’ve ever heard one.
“Swing and a miss,” Beninati responded, looking right into the camera. “This would be an epic fail.”
Later in the second period, Laughlin apologized for the botch.
“Sorry for blowing out your candle.”
“It’s okay,” Beninati responded. “I was more worried about you setting me on fire.”
These guys are the best.
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