10:06 (all times CDT) Just a few hours to go now. AK is still sleeping but I am up and ready. To keep consistent, I will be wearing my old Hockey Canada shirt and watching on NBC.
1:49pm- Get this skiing garbage off my tv. Lets see Sidney and his muscular legs!
1:51pm- AK is almost done with the perogies. Carbo-loading before the big game!
1:56pm- Ok, I am done with Shaun White. He can go back to being a dumb ginger. HOCKEY NOW. This is why people laugh at you, NBC.
2:02pm- DON CHERRY! Nice to see you, and I love the "Katy Bar the Door" reference. LOVE IT. Syrup-suckers?
2:03pm- Lulongo? Nice. What does Milbury know? He traded Luongo for a bag of pucks.
2:04pm- Nice commercials for the USPS (scary clown doll) and Clash of the Titans. AK has seen Sam Worthington and will likely be distracted til the 2nd period.
2:05pm- Good breakdown of who you play for Langenbrunner. I miss Ryan Smyth's interviews.
2:09pm- Eddie O. can't afford a shirt and tie?
2:1opm- Enough Miracle already.
2:13pm- Enough Salt Lake, too. Play this f#$%in' game.
2:15pm- DROP THE PUCK, DROP THE PUCK, DROP THE PUCK
2:19pm- Was that BC commercial just like the California commerical?
2:20pm- Bill McCreary in stripes. Good deal.
2:21pm- Eat their babies Canada.
2:22pm- Good game call by Emrick thus far.
2:24pm- Good cycle but Canada looks flat and tight.
2:27pm- Doughty is in the game.
2:29pm-Both sides a little tentative thus far. Good US forecheck. We need more Richards and Toews.
2:31- Lay off the stick checks Sid, move your feet and catch that guy.
2:33- We need traffic in front of Miller.
2:36- Period half over. Canada needs a little momentum. Eddie O. offering excellent insight.
2:39- Dear Canada, make short, crisp passes up ice.
2:40- Dear Toews, come have sex with my wife anytime. Spealing of which, I am going to watch her shower for a quick second.
2:41- Put the pressure on guys.
2:42: Dirty play by Ryan there, imo. Back from the shower, good stuff there.
2:43- Nice PK by Team USA. Did Perry back off on that forecheck to avoid a hit?
2:45- Keep that in the zone Boyle. Puck is really bouncing out there. PP is underwhelming.
2:47- Where has Nash been? We need him.
2:50- Did Emrick just say 5 shots AND 5 scoring chances for Team USA? Or did I not understand him...?
2:51- I don't like Bergeron on the ice in any situation for Canada.
2:53- "The probing has continued..." Sounds like my college dates. In hockey news, I like Pronger and Niedermayer on the ice in the last minute. Calm feet down there.
2:53- Fisticuffs! Eat glove Johnson.
3:00- Good work by the NBC crew thus far. Even Milbury isn't driving me nuts. Just occurred to me that Grapes was interviewed in front of the CBC logo. I wonder if CTV likes that?
3:00- Tim Horton's break!
3:04- The Office has a baby episode this week. I love the show, but think it might be done. Lost its edge and Parks and Rec eats its' lunch these days.
3:07- Second period action about to start.
3:09- Ohhhh Iggy. Bury that one!
3:10- Need a better PP this time. Good call there, was a legit high stick.
3:12- Better PP. Yankees doing a good job on the shot blocks.
3:14- We knew this even-up call was coming, but looks like the right call. Staal impeded the progress there.
3:15- Good kill so far. Bergeron even looks ok. Makes me nervous all the same.
3:16- I promise I will never say anything bad about Corey Perry again. BURIED IT. Dear Corey, come have sex with my with when Toews is done with her.
3:18- Orpik hits like a train. Lucky that was offsides.
3:20- Tough luck for Toews. He got a little excited and took Suter down.
3:21- Nash is on his game now. Good hustle there. We need it. Don't let those dudes in the crease like that.
3:22- If Bergeron is supposed to be the faceoff guy he has to stop getting thrown out. Also, clear the damn zone if you have the chance.
3:23- Oh mama, that puck was laying there!
3:23- I like the set-up of the US pp, having just seen it on the replay.
3:27- I think we need a tougher forecheck. Oh man, Kane scores on a squeaker deflection. My mistake, Kesler deflected it.
3:29- Big save, Luongo on Parise. Big, big save.
3:30- That goal was OFFSIDE!
3:33- Nice save from Miller.
3:34- Oh man, just wide.
3:35- Big chances at both ends. Back and forth action now. Very tense at the KK household.
3:38- Last minute of play in the 2nd. What the heck happened there! I want to see the Staal replay.
3:45- Milbury makes a good point (Amazing!). Canada needs to get back on the attack.
3:48- I prefer the term "dressing room" over "locker room". Wanted to get that out there.
3:55- We are back live. Nice shot block by Duncan Keith.
3:56- The utility pole to the left? Why not just say "the post" Emrick?
3:57- TWO POSTS!
3:58- The Sharks line is not impressing me. That said, Canada is surging like President Bush in Iraq.
4:00- Big save Miller!
4:02- For a big dude Thornton shows no desire to fight through checks.
4:05- We need the vets to step up, put some pressure on!
4:07- Anaheim line still looks solid, and Niedermayer has been real good all game. Nice veteran presence.
4:08- Eddie O. mentions that Drury hasn't seen the ice yet this period and might be hurt from a shot block.
4:10- Oh Heater, you gotta bury that one.
4:11- Bad turnover by Getzlaf. Drury back on the ice. Luongo freezes the play.
4:12- Puck was rolling on Heatley, couldn't get it up. Thats what she said. (oblig).
4:13- Screen goes black. WTF NBC?
4:14- Our faceoff specialist Bergeron is not doing so well on the dot.
4:15- Pronger is a calming presence.
4:17- Big save Luongo on a defensive zone breakdown.
4:18- SHUT UP ABOUT SHAUN WHITE. Thanks, me.
4:19- Is Pronger coming off the ice?
4:22- Oh Sid, so close!
4:23- When does the goalie come out?
4:24- Nice hustle by Kane on the Crosby chance.
4:25- Sweet pass by Niedermayer, goalie is out. Faceoff in Canada's zone. TENSE, TENSE, TENSE.
4:26- Nice nose pick by Getzlaf before his face-off win.
4:27- Time out Canada.
4:33: Going to hide under a blanket somewhere.
4:54- Whale of a game. I can breathe again and am out from the covers.
4:55- Good news. Am staying married to my Yankee wife and am not moving back to Canada.
4:55- Do the ice girls need to be out there?
4:56- Dear Sid, come have sex with AK anytime.
4:56- Did I mention, PHEW?
4:57- Hats off to Team USA and Ryan Miller. Nice play Iggy and Sid.
4:58- Not the game I expected at all. Both sides were tight and nervous. Tough looking at the USA guys, they look pretty glum.
5:00- Is that Sid's mom?
5:01- AK's big concern is the haircuts.
5:03- B+ to both teams. Am sorry I slagged Niedermayer and Pronger, they played well. Still don't think Thornton, Marleau aren't big gamers.
5:04- Team USA did well to get here, they weren't expected to do much.
5:04- Can't we get some tarty medal presenter chicks? Come on CANADA!
5:06- Nice ovation for Ryan Miller. Classy Vancouver. Couldn't Jonathan Quick brush his hair. AK has the hots for Bobby Ryan.
5:07- Now I can go back to disliking Perry, Pronger and Heatley. Good times. The bad news, Oilers hockey is back.
5:08- Thornton and Marleau are still pussies. I want Marleau's SK status revoked.
5:09- Who is the glass banger behind Sid? MEOW.
5:10- ANTHEM TIME! AK likes the Mounties. (Calls them Mount-mes).
5:11- I hope they didn't save up for those fireworks.
5:12- Nice work to NBC's crew. They did a good job, despite harping on Luongo's faults.
5:13- I think I just saw Bergeron lose another faceoff.
5:14- Poor Miller. Let the guy go to the dressing room. It has to be tough to stand there and answer asinine questions. Good answere despite the ass-questions.
5:15- Where is the Molson and cigars?
5:17- This guy interviewing Sid is brutal. Who asks about shot philosophy? They let Conan go and kept this clown?
5:25- Ok, last post. Thanks for reading! Adding a couple pics asap.