Tag Archives: Tampa Bay Lightning

Mucho respect for Steven Stamkos

30 May

I’ve never really liked Steven Stamkos much. He always bothered me because of his pointy face, extreme talent and him playing a key role in the sweeping of the Washington Capitals a couple of weeks ago from the Playoffs. It was a tough choice to root for the Tampa Bay Lightning and one that I didn’t take lightly but my hatred for the Boston Bruins is much more than the hatred of the Bolts so I rooted for them. They lost at Game 7 but that was before Steven Stamkos got hit in the face with a puck that was going a gazillion miles per hour. I’ve seen athletes get hurt before but none that would go, after a broken nose, back on the playing field, or in this case: ice, and continue playing a pivotal role in the game! I love hockey players. I consider them the toughest and roughest players in all of sports and for good reason too!

worse than I thought!

After getting treated, he returned to the next period with a bar covering his face but was left with a gruesome gash on his pretty-pointy face. I have so much more respect for Steven Stamkos than I’ve ever had and I’m proud to call myself a Stevkos fan!


Boston Bruins: Eastern Conference Champions

27 May

Game 7 of the Eastern Conference Finals was one of the most amazing hockey games I’ve seen in a long time. It was fun, exciting, scary, terrifying and crazy all rolled up into 2 and a half hours of hockey. Unfortunately, the Boston Bruins scored the one and only goal sending them into the Stanley Cup Finals and eliminating the Tampa Bay Lightning from the playoffs. Better luck next year. Maybe.
I’m not as sad as I thought I would be. I’ve decided, however, that this is the Vancouver Canucks year and I’m rooting for them to win the Stanley Cup.
I’ve gained much respect for Steven Stamkos even. I know what you’re thinking: Kristin, is it because half of his nose was broken off by a puck that was going a million miles per hour? Yes. Yes that’s the reason. I enjoy making fun of his awesome sauce owl-like face and his amazing playoff beard although it will be most likely gone before the night is over.
Props to the Boston Bruins. I’m not happy but I’m not too sad.

Is Alex Semin making you feel better? Yes, yes he is.


I'm not sure what that girl is trying to do...


Tampa Bay… you’re my only hope

25 May

Yes, I’ve said it. I’m rooting for them. But I have horrible luck, so I’m not sure if I should watch them. Here’s the story: I went into the room where the game was on. Tampa Bay 1, Boston 0. 30 seconds later Boston scored. It’s probably best if I didn’t watch them at all.

I’ll watch the Stanley Cup Finals.

Vancouver Canucks to Stanley Cup Final

25 May

I’m pissed. Opps. I mean, I’m angry. This proves I really, truly am plagued with bad luck. It’s probably contagious, so don’t get too close to the computer screen.

The San Jose Sharks couldn’t do it. They couldn’t fight the Vancouver Canucks.

Now, I have no idea who to root for in the Stanley Cup Finals. The only reason I’m rooting for the Tampa Bay Lightning is because they a) have pretty colored jerseys and b) I wanted to watch San Jose Sharks take a huge bite of their ugly butts and send them swimming back down to Florida.

But from the recent victory from the Vancouver Canucks (4-2), it looks like my dreams of the Stanley Cup Playoffs are over. If only I can give Joe Thornton a hug, he looks like he needs one.

You haven’t failed me, Tampa Bay!

21 May

Yes, I had my doubts that Tampa Bay wouldn’t win their game against the Boston Bruins this afternoon but I was super duper excited when they beat the Bruins 5-3! So I wasn’t there to watch the first period when the Bruins scored 3 goals but I’m proud to say I was watching when Tampa Bay came back in the second period, tying the score. Then in the third period, Tampa Bay scored another goal and got an empty net goal in the last minute or so! Kristin’s a happy camper. Hopefully this will last for a while!


Tampa Bay… failed me once. Don’t fail me twice.

18 May

I’m not going to even comment on last night’s game. All I’m going to say is that I’m tired of losses. First, the Hurricanes didn’t make it into the Playoffs (because of the team that I was rooting for last night.) Second, the Blackhawks couldn’t defeat Vancouver in Game 7 of Round 1. Third, my precious Capitals failed me and lost to Tampa Bay (the team I was rooting for last night.) I had hope in my Capitals; lots of hope and they failed me. After last nights game, I’ve lost hope that Tampa Bay will win tomorrow.

There is one thing for sure: I’m crazy for rooting for the team that beat my Hurricanes and my Capitals. One other thing is for sure: Boston’s back in the game— and I don’t think they’re going to let Tampa Bay win any more games.

Tampa Bay vs. Boston; Eastern Conference Finals, Game 1

15 May

First Period: Score. Score. Score. Tampa Bay scores 3 goals in around 12 minutes or so. My heart’s racing. I should be rooting for Boston, but I’m not; I’m rooting for Tampa Bay. Score. Boston scores and I feel like yelling at the TV, but I’m not. I’m thinking about a lot of things: the recent death of Derek Boogaard, San Jose tomorrow vs. Vancouver and if they’re going to make it to the Stanley Cup finals or not. All I know is that it’s getting more and more physical and I’m unable to predict who will win the Stanley Cup this year– but I’m rooting for San Jose. But it’s not San Jose’s game tonight, it’s Tampa Bay’s. And I need to pay attention.

Second Period: Tampa Bay gets a power play: no goal. Boston gets a power play: no goal. My nerves are bursting through the roof. Why can’t this game be over like it is? Why can’t Tampa Bay win 3-1 against Boston? Oh, the mysteries of life. Now back to the game. Tampa gets another power play: no goal. Boston gets another power play: no goal. I’m a little distracted by the Kaner Shuffle and playing the Bongo’s so it’s kind of hard to concentrate but I’m listening–and I’m nervous. End of second period and I’m very happy.

Third Period: Anxious, nervous. My heart’s pounding. If you think I was scared before, you have no idea what I am now. This might seem a little weird to people. Why, Kristin, do you get scared when it’s only Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Finals? Well, because I’m superstitious. I believe that winning Game 1 is good luck. I want, I need, Tampa Bay to win tonight. Now back to the game. SCORE! Tampa Bay scored and now it’s 4-1. I’m as happy as can be; Boston Bruins fans would disagree. But the game’s not over yet. Okay, there might be only 3:07 left on the clock and it’s probably safe to say that Tampa Bay’s going to win but I’m still nervous. SCORE! Now it’s safe to say Tampa Bay’s winning this game! Score. Boston scored. But nevertheless, they have no chance of winning.


Washington Out of the Playoffs… for good.

5 May

Yesterday… was a horrible day. I’ve got to say that I had a feeling, a very depressing feeling, that my Washington Capitals were not going to win yesterday and therefore were going to be eliminated from the Playoffs by the Tampa Bay Lightning. And I, as I thought, was right. Again. I watched as Alex Semin played little and Alex Ovechkin played a lot and I remembered how much I loved my amazing, red Russians:

...Oh yes,wouldn't I like to be in the middle of those two!

 Of course, those two didn’t make up for their horrible loss (5-3) but with a little of the Beach Boys (“Wouldn’t It Be Nice”) and dressing up ridiculously girly today, my day was officially made up. If only that were true. Now I’m forced to root for the San Jose Sharks, what a pity. Thank God I didn’t buy a Washington Capitals flag to run around the streets with while waving it over my head for when they won the Stanley Cup. Great way to save $30: don’t buy a Washington Capitals flag–and don’t root for them either.

Wouldn’t it be nice if the Capitals had won, then they might have won the Stanley Cup.

Sounds kinda catchy, don’t you think?