Friday, December 12, 2008

The 'Stache Strikes Again

"Men always talk about the most important things to perfect strangers. In the perfect stranger we perceive man himself; the image of a God is not disguised by resemblances to an uncle or doubts of wisdom of a mustache."
--Gilbert K. Chesterton

It may not have been strong, and it certainly wasn't pretty, but it went in. Ian White's not-so-twisted wrister got thrown on the Buffalo net with about 8 mins left in the game and somehow, miraculously, found its way to the back of the twine. Yes, the PK unit did a hell of a job with the game on the line. Yes, Vesa came up big, despite our constant harping on him. Yes, Jeremy Williams continued his strong play since being called up by scoring the game's opener. And yes, Van Ryn came back and played a solid 19+ minutes, with 4 SOG and a stable +1. However, what I'll remember about this relatively nondescript game was that it signaled the continued resurgence of the man with the best looking mustache since Wendel Clarke donned the Blue and White. A good win for the Leafs against not a great team, but a potentially dangerous one, and one that is currently in a playoff spot.

I'm driving up to LA for the weekend to brave the mid-50 degree weather. Hope you all get outside and enjoy a rare weekend without the Leafs on HNIC. Even those of you with exams. I'll check back in next week. Go Leafs Go.


Blake said...

Currently on day 6 of my exam beard...only 4 more days left but I would be proud if I could carve a duster like White's out of it! GO LEAFS GO
-Blake the Snake

eyebleaf said...

Long live the 'stache.

Hard to believe that we got a bounce in another arena, killed off a four minute double minor, and another penalty after that.

Wilson looks to have the PK finally clicking. It's about time.

I love J-Williams. I love J-Sifers. And, most of all, I love Mike Van Ryn.

richie said...

No HNIC for the Leafs? Is that legal?

eyebleaf said...

@ Richie: There's a riot in Toronto. Around 7-ish, starting at the ACC. See you there.