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Take a look at that picture. The Penguins were that close to tying the game last night. You can see the puck right on the post on the left of that image. If you look at the scoreboard it says 0 seconds remaining and the score Red Wings 3, Penguins 2. This amazing season is finally over.
It was a pretty good game. I could tell, though, that the guys were tired from that grueling three overtime game on Monday. Still, they gave all they had as always and it almost paid off. They will be back next year, although they certainly won’t be able to afford to keep everyone. I feel that even the guys that leave will look back on this season and this team with affection, once the sting of the loss goes away.
As soon as the game was over I marched upstairs and shaved off the beard. My wife was sad they lost but happy the beard is gone. My face feels weird right now, and somehow smaller. It’s very odd.
We did take some pictures last night, one last beard picture, one of me with just a moustache, and some ones clean shaven. Maybe I’ll post one of two of them. We’ll see.
So, going forward, look for more post here about writing and my ongoing struggles there. I hope I didn’t lose too many of you with these hockey posts. They were a lot of fun for me to write and hopefully at least a little entertaining to all of you.
Bear with me now as I go into a corner and cry.