Live and Die by the Empty Netter

Everyone knows how shitty losing by a goal is. And no goals are as good as “meaningless” empty netters that hit a puck line or an over that you bet. Especially when you think that bet is dead already.  

Had Carolina and the Carolina over in a reverse (3 way reverse actually with the Blues tonight). After two periods, 2-1 game. Kind of disappointing cause although I figured Carolina would pull out the win, I was still just a bad bounce away from a tied game and who knows what happens there. And I thought my over was 6.5, not 6. 3-1 Carolina on Justin Faulk’s blast from the blue line on the Power Play. Twelve minutes left in the game. Probably not going to hit the 6.5 I thought I had, but at least worst I could do is split these and I still have StL tonight. On their next Power Play, Flyers goal comes on an Oskar Lindblom tip in on his 100thgame on a nice little pass from JvR. 3-2, seven minutes left. I happen to check and see I have over 6 not 6.5. This is a game, this could get fun.

1:55 left in the game, Cam Talbot on the bench for Philly, six skaters and the Flyers are on the Power Play. 4-2 SHORTHANDED on a PERFECT SHOT from BEHIND his own net by Jaccob Slavin. Boom, here we go baby, at worst I got a push and a win, and now I have almost 2 minutes with the empty net.  Lets. Fucking. Go.  19 seconds left in the game, Brock McGinn, from his own blue line…puck bounces a couple times….OVAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA. 5-2 final. 4 goals in the 4thperiod. Huge double winner on that one.  

The rush on an empty netter is fantastic. Net wide open on the other end of the ice, just get the puck and it should be easy. Live and die by the empty netter.