Monday, January 2, 2012

2nd Period WC -- FINALLY!

After somewhat of an excruciating first 30 minutes of play, the game finally opened up with 3 goals.  Braydon Schenn, a 20 year old, gets his FIRST NHL goal in the 2012 Winter Classic.  They say you always remember your first but on this stage, that's a unique gift he'll certainly remember forever.  And only a few moments later, my best-friend-turned-worst-enemy Max Talbot sends a sweet pace across the goal mouth to Claude Giroux who buries it to take a 2-0 lead.  The Flyers were buzzing and the crowd was coming alive when another former Pen favorite of mine Mike Rupp of the New York Rangers buries a wrister past Bobrovsky.  The best part was his celebration pulling the Jaromir Jagr salute!  2nd period ends with much more intensity at 2-1 Flyers lead.  I expect fireworks in the finale.  Something to keep your eye on is Jagr's health.  He played sparingly in that period but was seen on the bench.  Rangers need to capitalize.  I expect to see some power play chances. Night is overcoming Citizens Bank Ballpark so expect the lights to be an issue!