Hey, guys, you all know I'm a Burgher! I gotta root for my team! My best friend got me interested with Lemieux's first comeback in 1995, and my interest has varied ever since, but I always supported my team. Well, we're in the Finals, and this was the first time in Pens history where they had a must-win situation in the Finals, and they came through big time! Peter Sykora actually said during the second overtime that he would score the winner, and he did. Marc-Andre Fleury was also phenomenal, save after save after save. But the Wings gave them a run for their money, I have to say that, their defense was magnificent, especially in the overtimes where we were clearly outshot. Chris Osgood made some incredible saves as well. This is a game that will live in infamy, no matter what happens in game six!
Hockey was my first love in sports even though I enjoyed skating, I didn' actually get into that avidly until 1997. My best friend told me about Mario Lemieux and his accomplishments on and off the ice and (we're both girls, what can I say how cute Jaromir Jagr was LOL. My interest officially waned in 1999 when I got more into skating and thus I didn't watch the Pens as much as I would have liked, but from then on I still followed their results. Now that we're in the Finals again, I am pumped beyond words. Only one other team has come from behind to win the Stanley Cup in Game 7. If the Pens win Wednesday and then game 7, we'll have our own Miracle On Ice!
I don't know how many of you guys follow hockey but I just had to share my joy tonight.