Cup Check! May 09, 2015

Sunday 10th, May 2015 / 21:37 Written by
Cup Check! May 09, 2015

Welcome to The Other Half’s crowdsourced playoff-recap for May 9, 2015. We’re on game 66 or so of the playoffs – everyone doing okay? Hydrating during intermissions? We’ve got orange slices and Gatorade. Hang in there. Amber French and I have your equally vital hockey details.

At the end of the night the basics looked like this:

The Montreal Canadiens rescued themselves from going home for another night. The Tampa Bay Lightning dropped a game. Those are the same game, I just look more important when I talk about them twice.

How about them details:

Tampa Bay Lightning vs Montreal Canadiens – Round 2, Game 5

Goals:

-(MTL) Smith-Pelly 9:01 in the 1st
-(TBL) Stamkos 9:27 in the 3rd
-(MTL) Parenteau 15:53 in the 3rd

Goalies: Bishop (TBL) stopped 27 of 29, Price (MTL) stopped 24 of 25.

Please don’t hurt yourself, Ben Bishop.

Notables:

“Three goals were scored tonight and the goalies didn’t have a chance on all three of them. That’s pretty much how it’s [got to go] to beat these guys.” – Lightning coach Jon Cooper

Goal 1:

This celly makes my heart happy.

Goal 2:

Goal 3:

Tampa had some serious issues with jersey rips and tears.

Carey Price doing anything to make saves.

Hawks beat writer Mark Lazarus wishes pain upon his fellows, guarantees overtime in next Hawks game. Thanks, Laz.

Final horn blows, let’s scuffle!

Weirdest:

Best:

The angle of this almost looks like a Stamkos butt-check to the face. I laughed, but I’m a terrible person.

Worst:
Stralman saved your bacon, Ben Bishop.

I think at this point we’re all aware that in the playoffs the points matter but the rulebook doesn’t exist unless the officials decide it does, right?

I guess it worked this time?

Canadiens 2, Lightning 1, giving the Bolts a 3-2 series lead.

This series continues Sunday 5/10 at 8:00 Eastern in Tampa Bay.

Once the points were tallied and the soundbytes given, The Other Half took a vote and we agree:

What impressed us: The Habs have outshot the Lightning in 12 of 15 periods! “That shocked me,” Allyson said, and then patiently waited until the rest of us stopped laughing.
What distressed us: Whatever they wash Bolts jerseys in for them to come apart like that. New Tide with Acid?

The recap for today’s games will feature an impressed AND distressed Beth and then there are NO GAMES MONDAY. We don’t know what to do with ourselves already! Ed. note: TME is technically supposed to be off on Tuesdays, so TME is looking forward to catching up on more Hannibal Monday night, and not having to worry about a Cup Check on Tuesday, to be honest.

Sheila Lane
Sheila Lane has a BA in Creative Writing, an MS that doesn’t exist anymore, and a CPA. She was a champion volleyball player on the 1993 USC team (intramural) and has crossed “going top speed in a race car” (as a passenger) off her bucket list. Sometimes she gets her financial analysis chocolate in her sports fanatic peanut butter and wants to know how much it costs Chicago to run the extra buses to the United Center for playoffs. Sheila and her #SportsCat tweet about goalies and green flags @TheWriteSheila.

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