There’s a scene in the movie That Thing You Do where Tom Hanks is playing a record-label guy, and he’s talking to this scrappy little band who is about to play a big show, and he says, “it’s very important you don’t stink today.”
Don’t know why I thought about that just now.
Anyway, the Caps host the Pens high noon today in DC.
|Shot Attempt %||—||51.8%|
|Power Play||—||20.6% (14th)|
|Penalty Kill||—||84.0% (4th)|
I always get the ones where I have to guess. I’m making 90 percent of this. Actually, don’t even read this.
Updated based on Samantha Pell’s report that Siegenthaler is out.
Ovechkin – Kuznetsov – Wilson
Vrana – Backstrom – Oshie
Hagelin – Eller – Panik
Leipsic – Dowd – Hathaway
Dillon – Carlson
Orlov – Jensen
Kempny – Gudas
Winner owns the Metro.
Both teams are tired, both teams are coming off bad losses. Let’s go.
!Last night was a very special night for sports. An emergency backup goalie named Dave rescued the Carolina Hurricanes and became a story that — I swear to god — people will be talking about decades from now. After Reimer and Mrazek got hurt, 42-year-old Dave Ayres put on a Canes jersey, saved 8 of 10 shots by the Maple Leafs, and won the game.
Then, after their team got embarrassed, Leafs fans gave him a standing ovation. <3
Meanwhile, my friend who I adore is an EBUG skeptic.
don't tell anyone, but, i. i don't get what's SO COOL about emergency goalies.
— b. (@youripides) February 23, 2020
I tried to explain why it’s such an appealing story to me, but I think this guy does it better.
David Ayres' impossible story matters because he is you, me, us. He is the embodiment of our every foolhardy childhood dream, of every fond wish and hope. He is our unrealized future, one of the reasons we fell in love with sports. He is a reason we love sports still.
— Michael Farber (@MichaelFarber3) February 23, 2020
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