We’re super-giddy tonight because we’re watching the game with Katebits, who, still invigorated by meeting Staffy and Crunchy and attending the Ice Bowl, hopped in her car on an impulse this morning to visit stately IPB Manor. So, while we’re going to try to keep a good game diary, we can’t promise we won’t lose focus midway through while collapsing in fits of giggles while discussing things like whether Soupy wears his sweater when he goes to Blockbuster in hopes of being recognized, and whether Pookie’s Zach Goggles are blinding her to the real quality of his play.
The biggest news we notice during the pregame is that Patty’s back from his groin injury, but has given himself an out by saying that he’s healthier than before, but not quite 100% per se. Sigh.
18:23 We are horrified to discover Paulie is skating with Oduya here on his first shift. First he loses his A, now this… Does Sutter hate him?
17:35 Marty makes an awkward glove save, then drops the puck in his feet with a Flyer standing literally on top of him. Then the Flyer shoves Marty over repeatedly, jostling the puck loose while somehow not getting penalized, but Greener is on the ball enough to get to the rebound and clear it.