Sunday, November 16, 2008

New York Rangers v Detroit Red Wings at the Joe - and Ted Lindsay night

October 18th. We were give 4 tickets to see The Wings take on The Rangers. It was also Ted Lindsay night - an Omri Amrany-commissioned statue was unveiled.

Our plan was to get there sufficiently early to see the official presentation to Terrible Ted, but we went for food at The Olympia in Greektown (mediocre food, flaming cheese was nice but expensive and small, lamb moussaka was bland and the pasta dish my wife had was gooey - but the kids enjoyed their turkey wrap), and as a result of the lack of speed, we got there after the ceremony. But we still got our commemorative canvas posters.

Our seats were behind the goal, just 10 rows up. A great spot to see an Original Six game!!

And the game. At the 28 second mark, Samuelson stuck the puck in the net. a couple of minutes later, Franzen did likewise.
Unstoppable. Except last season when he got concussion..

But the Rangers came back and scored. And then Holmstrom scored. Then the stupid Rangers came back and scored 3 more and they were in the lead

But then Jiri Hudler came back and equalized with about 4 minutes left, and we were headed for OT.

OT did happen, and it lasted a whopping 23 seconds - Marian Hossa got his first for The Wings at a very important time.So The Wings won That's why they are the best. Wings - do me a fovor, head east and then a little north to Ford Field and tell dem Lions how ya do that winning thing.

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