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St Louis @ San Jose, WCQF Game 3: Mirror mirror

I used to think I was a jinx.  It’s a suspicion that still pops into my head now and again.  Like tonight. Tonight I did something I have never done before: left a Sharks game before the final horn.  I have never walked out on a game… except once, but that was football and I hate football, it was miserable weather, the seats were horribly uncomfortable… and I hate football.  But I’ve never left a hockey game before.

It wasn’t because the players were standing around looking like they were going to start fighting, which I figured would be followed by nothing but five more disappointing minutes of failure.  No, I had started thinking about leaving before that, and not because they were losing 4-1 or I thought I wanted to get a jump on the traffic.  A few minutes either way makes no difference to my drive, and it isn’t like me to walk out when things look dire.

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Seeing red, and White

Someone cuts McCarthy’s face. I see red. I try to remember that line so nicely spoken by Samuel L. Jackson, something about “great vengeance and furious anger.” I am incapable of delivering that, even if I am in the mood to do so.

Before I can stuff my temper back in its box, the Lightning score,  taking the lead—again. But Vlasic gets a little revenge, ties it up.  Then, of all improbable things, White scores a go ahead goal.

I’m dizzy with all the ups and downs of this game.

I review my list: get points, win a lot, stay healthy, pick up a forward… two out of four is not excellent.

Not good, guys.

Before the last game I was worried about some pretty routine things that do tend to happen, just not all at once on the day I talk about them.  I suppose that would be different if I were writing a group itinerary, in which case writing things down would presumably be part of why they came to pass.  I guess I feel like I wrote a reverse itinerary yesterday, a great big jinx.

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  Tags: antti+niemi, colin+white, dwayne+roloson.+dominic+moore, jinx, supersition, trade

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