Martin St. Louis (26) of the Tampa Bay Lightning
(This picture sucks ‘cos it’s from my busted iPhone 4s.)
Sorry if you guys have been feeling neglected with me doing more writing for the 5&A Dime blog than for my personal Tumblr. I’ve been giving you guys a lot of links, asking you to read things elsewhere, but not giving you anything here. I do appreciate any and everyone who follows my links to check the other stuff out, but here’s one just for y’all.
I went to my first hockey game yesterday (Friday, the 22nd). I watched my favorite team, the Tampa Bay Lightning, skate against the Anaheim Ducks. I’ve been a Lightning fan for a long time. I got into hockey while living in North Carolina in about ‘02-‘03. I became a fan of the sport the year the Lightning won the Stanley Cup so, naturally, I chose them as my favorites. And the gentleman pictured above, St. Louis (pronounced Lou-eee, he’s French-Canadian), is my favorite player.
Anyways, with this being my first live game I was excited as all hell! I’d purchased a jersey, was making a mini-road trip, had a homie with me, and was going to see my favorite team and player. Well, they lost. It was a bummer, but it was a damn good game! The score was 0-0 through regulation and the Ducks didn’t take the win until there was literally 5 seconds left in overtime. Seeing a high intensity, defensive based, knock down-drag out game like this was awesome. The goal that won the game was barely a goal anyways. The Ducks player shot the puck, it hit the goalie, flipped over him, and then someone’s skate (the goalie’s I believe) knocked the puck in. (Fuck). It was a great game though. I don’t mind the Ducks winning too much either ‘cos they’re the closest team to where I live, so they’re probably the team I’ll root for when not cheering for the Lightning.
If you’ve been to a bunch of hockey games in your life - I’m jealous. It was so much fun that now I’m regretting the fact that this is my first one. I’ll see some more Ducks games this season, but I’ll have to wait ‘til next year to see Tampa Bay again.
"Ducks fly together!"