As you can see, MYFO took the weekend off. You know why? Out of protest. Yeah, that’s it – a protest. In the past, the post-Thanksgiving holiday weekend often featured the games where NHL teams unveiled their latest third jersey – just in time for the shopping season. Need an example? Fine. My buddies and I from back home made it an annual tradition to attend the Flyers Day-After-Thanksgiving matinee – a 1 PM start-time – rather than get mauled trying to buy a CD at Best Buy. The Orange and Black beat the Islanders 4-1 that day, and as Hockey Fights can attest, there were sadly no fights that day. Why? Because the Gorton’s Fisherman-era Isles were afraid of the Flyers’ new BLACK jerseys.
But with the new Reebok EDGE jerseys, the NHL has placed a moratorium on a third design until next season at the earliest. Which means you’re stuck with whatever your team’s wearing right now. After the jump, we’ve got your Making Puck and a trip down Third Jersey Memory Lane.
Jamal Mayers? Really? – That’s right. He scored two goals to help Manny Legace’s shutout effort, including a short-handed empty netter to fill up several spaces on your Jamal Mayers Bingo Card. Aside from some early fisticuffian fireworks (two fights in the opening minutes), the penalty box was relatively vacant in this tilt. Unless, of course, you count 3 bench penalties for too many men on the ice. MYFO’s guess: cobras in the benches. Don’t mess with cobras.
Let’s hear it for Generic Man! – Because it was Stay Puft’s off-night (he had tickets to Wicked), the Dallas Stars had to rely on back-up, and relatively uncreatively named Mike Smith to block 39 shots in a 3-2 win over the New York Rangers. Loui Eriksson, Jussi Jokinen, and Brendan Morrow scored for Dallas. I’d write more, but my gag reflex has been initiated thanks to the apparel over there to the left.
Brian Sutherby Brings You…Peace – Just glad to not be buying their post-game beers with pounds and other forms of ridiculous British currency, the Ducks and Kings actually played each other in California for once, with the Ducks prevailing 3-2. Ryan Getzlaf was the star of the show, scoring two goals, and sharing ice time with newly acquired Capital Brian Sutherby. Frankly, Sutherby would be fine on a line with Uwe Krupp and some corn chips right now. Final score: 3-2. And we now return you to the Disney Afternoon.
Animaniacs were Better. Period – I’m kind of ticked at our blog posterboy Boogaard. He’s got everyone calling the Sedins the Pinky and the Brain twins. Since when were those two stupid mice actual twins? I hate nicknames that suck and somehow stick. The Canucks won this one against Chicago, thanks to a shutout effort from Luongo, goals from Luongo and Daniel Sedin. In the comments, let’s band together and come up with a better name for the Sedins. Please?