Comeback To Me

Well.

That game really had it all, didn’t it? A shockingly easy-to-come-by lead, hilariously bad goaltending, the sense that nothing could ever go wrong again, a terrrrrrible second period, terror, Daniel fucking Briere, the sense that nothing would ever be right again, depression, MORE terror (I have to confess, I spent a lot of the 3rd period sitting in silence on my back stoop.  I literally couldn’t stand to watch), overtime, and then… bliss.

Wow.

This team is so young, and so surprising. I’ll admit, after the Flyers tied it, I went to a dark place. I did NOT think they would win this one. I lost a little faith. This is the type of game that I’ve seen them lose SO many times in my four years of fandom. But this team is different from the other teams. This team doesn’t give up, ever. I love that about them. They coughed up a three goal lead and then won in overtime. Hell, I didn’t even know that was possible. The other Sabres teams I’ve watched couldn’t have won this game. It wasn’t a pretty win, but it was gutty. I’m still in happy shock that they won that game.

The Sabres never trailed during the game, but it felt like a comeback win. I lost a little bit of faith, but then it came back.

The playoffs are agonizing and wonderful. I can’t wait for Sunday.

I love this team.

3 Responses to “Comeback To Me”


  1. 1 John W. Hinze II April 23, 2011 at 1:42 am

    Very well stated, this team just has a different feel to it than past teams have. They believe in themselves & faith in each other. I managed to watch, but I did have my head down a couple of times, afraid to look up. But hell they won & isn’t that awesome?

  2. 2 Grrrreg April 23, 2011 at 4:01 am

    Awesome! I’m so happy the Sabres won that one. Now I only hope this inspires the habs to be as good.

  3. 3 ToonTom April 23, 2011 at 1:01 pm

    Yep – I went through all five stages of death and dying – denial, anger, bargaining, depression and acceptance – in a period and a bit.


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