Tuesday, June 3, 2008
Game 5: Pens 4, Wings 3, Triple OT.
Thanks to Channelsurfing.net and to a rearranged schedule today I got to catch the 3rd overtime, which wrapped up around 1:45 pm Suncheon time. Unfortunately I have no sound on my computer in the office, and the TV-computer connection in the Language Lab doesn't work, in spite of the thousands of dollars spent to furnish the room. Petr Sykora scored early into a four-minute powerplay, meaning I have, like, 90 minutes to kill by studying Korean. I really wish I were back home for a series like this: my hometown team versus the team I rooted for as a kid. Sucks too that, except for the games I've caught this past week, I've never seen Fleury, Crosby, Malkin, or Whitney play. Game 6 will be in Pittsburgh, and on television here (via the internet) starting at 9 am Thursday morning.
Ratings are way up this postseason. Game 1 was the hightest-rated Stanley Cup game in six years, and a 157% increase over 2007's Game 1. You may remember---but probably not---that last year's Game 3 was the lowest-rated primetime program in NBC's history. If I hadn't just googled around these few minutes I wouldn't have even known Anaheim and Ottawa played in the Final last year.
As a former goalie that is like porn for me.