So there I was, wondering, who should I start between Quick, Varlamov, and Bryzgalov? I didn't want to come to the boards with another thread. So I texted dyz to ask him his opinion.
Naturally he ignored me like the jackass he is.
So I thought, what would bondon do? Bondon would start his studs (Quick, Bryzgalov).
So I decided to start Quick and Varlamov. 9pm rolls around and it looks like it'll be a decision I regret as Bryz has a solid 1GAA, ~.940% and the W. Here we go again...
But wait?! Varlamov posts the shutout!? And Quick still hasn't let in a goal with 15 minutes left in the third period?! Could it be that my curse has been lifted starting tonight???
I watch the boxscore and constantly refresh it, as another friend of mine who happens to own Quick (no, not dyz that Benedict Arnold traitorous mother****er) texts me feverishly. My girlfriend, who I happen to be visiting, asks me why I'm so excited. She doesn't understand.
Edmonton gets a PP with just over two minutes left in the game and I'm thinking well that's it...they're gonna score. Score they did, as I see RNH's boxscore tally a goal. I text my buddy telling him the shutout is over, and he rages as he benched Halak to play Price and Quick (Not on my advice, however).
I get a response from my buddy: "THEY DISALLOWED IT!" - the exuberance is clear through the all-capitals message. I looked up to the hockey gods and exclaimed, "STOP ****ING WITH ME!"
Time starts to wind down and the boxscore now shows 8 seconds remaining in the game. I'm thinking I'm safe, holy crap I just benched a great performance, just to have two better ones. Tonight couldn't have worked out better!
Text from my friend: "ARE YOU ****ING KIDDING ME YAKUPOV!?"