IIIiteracy: 6 May 2013

by J.R.

A recap of tonight’s Conference III playoff action with help from the geniuses at SportsYapper:

Los Angeles 4, St. Louis 3: After Saturday’s open-net missing debacle, the Blues practiced something different. It’s probably just the rotgut you drank with your toasted ravioli and awful pizza. David Backes forced the fifth faceoff in the first 72 seconds of the game with his goal to open the scoring, followed shortly thereafter by poor T.J. Oshie getting one on the power play.

This game was sort of like watching a real-life version of a text-based hockey sim. Faceoff. Faceoff. Faceoff. Goal. Faceoff. Goal. Faceoff. Faceoff. Faceoff. Mike Richards pulls it to 2-1.

Just a typical Monday night in St. Louis and she may need every ounce of that booze, as the Blues gave up that early two-goal lead before the end of the period.

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Oshie added a second, briefly getting the entire city of St. Louis off his back where they have lived all year.

As friend of the III Andrew Cieslak notes, one unwritten NHL rule is that Ryan Reaves can’t be boarded.

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I don’t think Mr Peoria knows how affiliation agreements work. Anyway, Anze Kopitar tied it up, removing the primate from his obverse.

….ruh-roh…I, uh…I don’t think this is the problem.

Someone else yapped nearly this exact same thing in game three.

Back to the Lou…

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