Everything was going well until the 3rd period. Prior to the game, MAF had stopped 66 of 67 shots in the past two games, both of which were one-goal victories. The Pens and Leafs were tied at 1, and I was looking like a genius for proclaiming that MAF had rebounded nicely. Then, the Two-Face MAF showed up. Actually, if MAF keeps up this inconsistent play, I might just start calling him Harvey Dent.
5-2 Leafs. Damn.
So, Pens fans, I’ll accept any and all blame for the loss last night. I kept my mouth shut while MAF struggled early in the season, and I proceeded to open my face-hole right when he seemed to be playing at the level we all expect out of the former #1 pick. My foot went farther and farther into my mouth with each of the 4-3rd period goals. I think its safe to say that foot, ankle, calf and knee are now swallowed.
I jinxed MAF. I’m sorry, Penguins Nation.
** /side note – That’s Lil Jinx on MAF’s shoulder, for those of you who never dominated Archie Comics back in the day. And MAF’s grandpa glasses are superb.