This is why I hate home ice. I just f***ing hate it. I know it’s irrational. Meanwhile (and contradicting what I just said) Darryl Sutter is right. This game was just like the other three games. Could have gone either way.
My eight year old was yelling at the TV, “PENNER YOU IDIOT!” I’m trying to talk to him about sportsmanship, and the fact that Penner didn’t not score from lack of effort, or out of stupidity, or just to upset him (my kid, I mean).
When the Canadiens beat the Bruins in 1979, after the Bruins were leading in the third period of game seven with 3 minutes to go, I bent my bicycle in two, throwing it into the garage. So I can’t really lecture him about Stanley Cup temper tantrums. But I will anyway. Something along the lines of, “if that was your team, and that just happened, what would you say to your teammates?”