Monday, January 26, 2009

To the All-Star haters...

You def missed a stellar show. But I'm sure all you haters that said you weren't gonna watch it still did tune in, and now you're all biting your tongues. That's because this year's All-Star game in Montreal was incredible! It was truly one of the most entertaining All-Star games I've ever seen. It had the making of a storybook ending, with the city of Montreal celebrating its 100th season, and it did not disappoint. Hometown player Alex Kovalev gave the fans an amazing show on his own by scoring two spectacular goals, and the potential winner in the shootout.
Yes, that's right, I said shootout!!
"You can’t ask for a better package than this," said Kovalev, the East captain who had three points and skated off with MVP honors. “Get voted in the All-Star game by the fans, starting lineup, being the captain, get MVP. This is something to remember the rest of your life.”
This year's show was tied 11-11 at the end of regulation, and headed into overtime! The action was back and forth in the extra frame, with the West having an opportunity to win it all on a powerplay! Again, another unseen occurrence in previous All-Star games. But it was fitting to head to the shootout, and leave the fans breathless with perma-grins all night!
I love the All-Star weekend, and with this year's game having so many first time experiences, including my man Iggy scoring his first All-Star goal, it made that much more epic! I'm sure there'll be plenty of haters jumping ship after this one...