I love playoff hockey, but the late nights get tougher with each passing year. This year’s playoff run has been full of drama, fun to watch and a little gross (thank you Brad Marchand.). Admittedly, I’m sad that my Wild didn’t make it past the Jets in the first round. Nonetheless, there are several Minnesota boys to support in the conference finals. Of course, as I’m writing this I have the Mayor to my left – cheering on the Lightning and Goalielocks to my right cheering on the Capitols. This makes for an interesting game experience.
My favorite moments of this playoff season are Dustin Byfuglien manhandling two players at once like they’re a toddler. The man, pure and simple, is a beast. He’s unequivocally one of the players to watch during the conference finals. Check out these awesome clips of Byfuglien being Byfuglien. The first clip even includes a nice view of Fleury’s ear tickle on Blake Wheeler. Yeah, you read that right.
I can’t wait to watch the Jet vs. Knights game tomorrow night. Both teams are incredibly fun to watch. Plus between the the Knights’ amazing pre-game entertainment and introductions, you know with these two teams you’re going to get a fast paced, physical game. As for now, with the Caps/Lightning game winding down, I should probably head to bed.
P.S. I thought about posting the infamous licking video, but honestly can’t bring myself to give that guy any publicity.