Poor Barry Melrose. He’s like ESPN’s version of Milton Waddams from Office Space – they probably put his dressing room in the new generator building. Anyway, unbeknownst to tWWL, there were real live NHL games played last night. And as my comrade Hextall454 put it in one of our frequent correspondences with one another (the e-mails between MYFO‘s contributors will one day be as revered by the intellectual community as the letters between Mark Twain and Henry H. Rogers):
“Maybe Tony Romo will marry Joe Torre, and they’ll never talk about hockey again. Jesus.”
Jesus indeed. Well, on to last night’s results.
Olie Kolzig is kind of like an NHL goalie version of Glenn Danzig. Actually, their last names merely sound similar. Kolzig makes 30 saves for the Capitals, leading Washington to the victory over the New York Islanders 2-1. Brooks Laich and Victor Kozlov had a goal apiece for the Caps while Richard Park had the Islanders’ lone goal.
David Puddy still believes “you gotta support the team”. The Senators got up quickly 2-0 in the first period and never looked back, beating the Devils 4-2 in Ottawa and improving to a perfect 4-0 on the season. Ottawa held New Jersey to only one power play opportunity in the game.
Chris Chelios is old. The NHL’s oldest player chipped in a goal for the Red Wings as well as played in his 1,550th game in Detroit’s 4-2 victory over the Edmonton Oilers. 1,550? That’s about the same amount of goals that I have scored with Chelios on NHL ’95. Interesting.