Thursday, April 23, 2009
So, since I'm way too busy trying to finish my semester and get ready for exams to post about theology, I thought that I might as well post briefly about hockey: about the Detroit Red Wings, to be exact. The Wings just completed a sweep of the Columbus Blue Jackets to be the first defending Stanley Cup champions to make it out of the first round of the playoffs in a number of years. That they did so with a sweep bodes well. Of course, this was Columbus' first time ever in the playoffs (the team is only 8 years old), and therefore could not match the Red Wings' considerable playoff experience. They did put up a good fight tonight, with the Wings winning 6-5 with a goal from Franzen during a Wings power play in the last 1.5 minute of the game due to Columbus having too many men on the ice.
In any case, now that the first round is over I can have some peace to get my work done until round 2 beings.
The photo is of Wings captain Nick Lindstrom (the first European captain in the NHL to win the Stanley Cup) in tonight's game. It is a shame that he will likely be passed over for the Norris this year...