S(h)ara and I were at the Pirates game, both rocking Kennedy t-shirts
Phew. I'm glad I left my tiny white shorts and knock-off Target uggs at home
Seriously, darling, its not that warm outside
Dougie serenaded us
Why was TK not in the starting line up?
This game is best told in fights:
First Parsley (Jimmy Bonneau) fought some Rat
...as Mike Ryan drifted by listlessly
Then these dudes fought
I think this was Mancari roughing up someone
Then there was a brawl
Someone sucker punched Gerbe and he just curled up into the fetal position
He's 5'5", he's allowed
Then Mike Ryan was a douchebag part 1
Ignore Colton Fretter
look at the super full penalty boxes behind him
There were four players in each box to start the 3rd
Then Mike Ryan (#21) scored a pretty slick goal
He's still a douchebag
Because he crosschecked Kyle Rank after Timmy tied the game at 2
We really liked heckling Mikey
Matt Ellis is better anyway
Salty Pete was there
TOO MANY MEN ON THE ICE!
I've never been to an AHL game before so I wasn't sure what to expect. I will say this, I'll take the NHL. These guys were terrrible. I mean even when they were good, they were only so-so. You could easily pick out the NHLers (Kennedy, Ryan, Gerbe, etc.) Marc-Andre Gragnani showed some excellent puck handling ability on the power play. He might've been getting a little too showy but I certainly was impressed by how he moved the puck.
Although Kyle Rank might not be headed for the NHL anytime soon, his tying goal with 29 seconds left in regulation was a thriller. There was chorus after chorus of "SHOOOOOOOOOOOOT!" and Zach Takir did and Kyle Rank redirected it into the net. S(h)ara and I definitely started a few chants of "Peeeeeeeeeeters, Peeeeeeeeeeeters" to heckle the Rats goalie. Unfortunately not a single Pirate scored in OT or the shootout and the Rats walked away with two points.
I couldn't get a picture of it but Dylan Hunter's facial hair is amazing. From here on out he will be known as "Pornstache"
I'm looking forward to tomorrow night's game even more now. NHL hockey > AHL hockey.
I thought Gerbe was hurt because I didn't realize that he didn't just get a misconduct penalty, he got a game misconduct for fighting off of the playing surface with some Rat. He was kicked out of the game according to AHL rule 47.7.
Just to emphasize further the crazy number of fights in this game, here's a screen capture of the penalties summary: