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You’re Going to Cry When This Cute Kid Scores

Kyle Scott - May 20, 2013

I don’t want to talk about the fact that my bro-in-law to be, Dan, who currently lives in London, chose Chelsea as his squad and I chose Tottenham when we started watching soccer two yeas ago. I don’t want to talk about the fact that, for the second year in a row, Chelsea played a big part in end-of-season heartbreak for the Spurs and cost them a spot in the Champions League. No, I don’t want to fucking talk about it. It’s taken me no longer than 18 months to come to detest Chelsea. But even that hate doesn’t stand a chance against the cuteness of Josh Turnbull, son of Chelesea goalie Ross Turnbull, scoring a goal as Chelsea celebrated yet another successful season after their final match yesterday.

If Josh’s dad played for Tottenham, he would have hit the crossbar:

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Merrill Reese’s Calls of Lawrence Tynes’ Field Goal Attempts are Awesome

Kyle Scott - October 1, 2012

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Merrill Reese felt… exactly how you felt when he learned that Andy Reid called timeout before Lawrence Tynes and his legbia (that’s a hybrid of leg and la… never mind, you get it) missed their first of two game-winning field goal attempts. 

This confused and euphoric rant is brought to you by Doublemint Gum. Double your pleasure, double your funITSNOGOOOOOOOD!

Audio courtesy of 94 WIP

Your Morning Carts: I Won Game 2 of the Stanley Cup Finals in Overtime Last Night

Kyle Scott - June 3, 2012

He hit the net! He hit the net! Twice!!

I'm not sure what hurts more: my back from moving a house-full of furniture yesterday, or my soul from seeing Jeff Carter score a clutch goal to bring his team within two games of the Stanley Cup.

Think I'll go with my soul. Somewhere, Paul Holmgren hops on his bike– this time, looking for potholes.

CB back in full tomorrow morning.

No Jam

Kyle Scott - May 4, 2012

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And thus began a lousy evening in North Jersey.

As you may have heard by now (…), the Flyers lost Game 3 in overtime last night, 4-3. They lost because they’re all playing like December James van Riemsdyk– heavy on the skill, but easy on the vigor. Almost to a man, the Flyers are getting beat to pucks, and then pushed off them once they get there. 

Ilya Bryzgalov has turned in – by far – his two best efforts of the playoffs in Games 2 and 3, yet the Flyers have nothing to show for it. 

Look, I even came up with a Reuben Frank-like stat to put the misery into some context:

The Flyers are 0 for their last 4 evening games, with their previous three wins coming on each of the past three Sundays. 

That’s right, thanks to the NHL schedule makers and THE TEAM FUCKING GOING TO BED BEFORE JEOPARDY, the Flyers haven’t won a weeknight game since Game 2 in Pittsburgh, on April 13.

Let’s delve.

 

Braydon Coburn

 

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He head-butted a man in overtime. 

 

Penalties

If you want to see a way in which officials can directly influence a game, you need to look no further than what happened in the second period last night.  

When Ilya Kovalchuk flipped a puck off Matt Read and into the crowd, officials called him for a delay-of-game penalty, ignoring the fact that the puck glanced off Read. It was a lousy call that, predictably, let to another similarly lousy call.

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Videos: Danny Briere Wins It (Again), Claude Giroux Goes Top Shelf

Kyle Scott - April 29, 2012



Giroux's goal after the jump.

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Lightning, Matt Carle Beat The Flyers

Kyle Scott - March 27, 2012

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One of these days Bryz had to give up more than two goals in game. The problem last night was that none of the Lightning’s three tallies coming after their second goal were Bryz’s fault. First there was a breakaway by Martin St. Louis to start the third period. 3-2 Bolts. Then Matt Carle floated a beautiful pass to Lightning forward JT Wyman, who briefly found himself in that Buick Unexpected Pleasures commercial* (for me? An insurance goal placed on my stick by the kindest defenseman in all the land? How unexpected.). 4-2.

*Next thing Wyman knew he was being serenaded by a bottomless ice girl and Peter Frampton in the Bolts’ locker room. Unexpected pleasures.

Matt Carle:

Q: Matt what happened there on that goal?

“I don’t know, I’d have to watch the replay but I don’t think I want to… so it’s kind of a give and go with Kimmo and I lost handle of it and it popped out in the front and Bryz didn’t see it.  It’s just one of those things where I think the sooner I put it behind me the better off I’ll be. Obviously it’s gut wrenching to have that happen and I just want to apologize to my teammates and all the fans and everybody that paid a ticket to come to the game tonight.  So it’s hard to swallow right now especially in a playoff race and where we are in the standings right now. Those are a huge two points that we needed.”

 

Thanks, Matt. 

Scott Hartnell would add his league-leading 16th power play goal, but it wouldn’t be enough as the Lighning iced the game with an empty-net goal. 5-3, other guys.

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Douchebag Patrick Kane Reenacts Stanley Cup Winning Goal at Morning Skate

Kyle Scott - January 5, 2012

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I promised I wouldn’t post Patrick Kane’s Stanley Cup winning goal again, but I'm sure you remember it… 

This morning, the Blackhawks were back on the ice at the now-Wells Fargo Center for the first time since winning the Cup in 2010. And guess what Patrick Kane did?

 

More from the Chicago Tribune

"(It wasn't) as intense as I did a couple of years ago but I went back there and kind of retraced it," Kane said as the team prepared for Thursday night's game against the Flyers, the Hawks' first appearance in Philadelphia since that magical June 9, 2010 night. "(Teammate Bryan) Bickell pretended he was the defenseman and I just kind of shot it in the same place where the puck got lost there. It was a fun moment. It went in today. Thank God I made that shot."

"It was exciting," he said. "Just driving in on the bus, seeing all the stadiums outside (and) coming into the lockerroom. I remember this lockeroom being packed with my family and friends and teammates and other … (members) of the organization last time we were in here. It's a little bit different not having the big shiny Cup with us but it still brings back a lot of memories." 

 

Flyers-Blackhawks, tonight at 7 p.m. Tickets available right here starting at – ironically – $88, the same number worn by Kane…

Claude Giroux is So, So Nasty

Kyle Scott - October 6, 2011