How is it possible that the Windows "Certificate of Authenticity" code found on my computer is invalid? The amount of cursing that was undertaken by me this weekend made me sound like Ricky of the Trailer Park Boys, not some mild-mannered, hockey-obsessed guy. I'm officially thinking about swapping to Linux, but that might screw everyone else up that uses this computer. I've blocked off my entire calendar at work today with the words "Calling HP - do not disturb". I'm sure my boss will appreciate that.
Let's start with some international hockey news. The American women used a four-goal barrage in Saturday's final to upend the Canadian women at the 2008 Women's World Championship in Harbin, China.
The Americans for two goals each from Jenny Potter and Natalie Darwitz to power the Americans to the 4-3 victory, and their first gold medal since 2005. Canada got goals from Sarah Vaillancourt, Katie Weatherston, and Jennifer Botterill, and will bring home their second silver medal in the history of the World Championships.
Congratulations to the American women on their gold medal performance! Congratulations to the Canadian women for representing Canada so well! And congratulations to Harbin, China for an excellent tournament!
Series Updates: The NHL Playoffs have been exciting and dramatic thus far, and here's a quick update on where the series stand right now.
Canadiens lead the series 2-1
#2 Pittsburgh Penguins vs. #7 Ottawa Senators
Penguins lead the series 2-0
#3 Washington Capitals vs. #6 Philadelphia Flyers
Series tied at 1-1
#4 New Jersey Devils vs. #5 New York Rangers
Rangers lead the series 2-1.
#1 Detroit Red Wings vs. #8 Nashville Predators
Red Wings lead the series 2-0
#2 San Jose Sharks vs. #7 Calgary Flames
Flames lead the series 2-1
#3 Minnesota Wild vs. #6 Colorado Avalanche
Series tied at 1-1
#4 Anaheim Ducks vs. #5 Dallas Stars
Stars lead the series 2-0
Three more series continue tonight as Pittsburgh travels to Ottawa, Detroit plays in Nashville, and Minnesota heads to the mountains to take on Colorado. For both the Senators and Predators, it's do-or-die time. Going down 3-0 in a series is virtual suicide.
Ok, I have no time to waste. If you have any comments, leave them below. HP will feel my wrath in moments. Also, the PLAYOFF LINE POOL has been updated! Check out your team to the right, and talk a little trash if you feel like it in the comment section! Just keep it clean, please.
Until next time, keep your sticks on the ice!