This is going to be a little bit different format than your typical live blog, because it’s not going to be painfully long, and it’s just going to include neat videos, .GIF and pics that surface over the course of the evening. Interesting internetty things, if you will.
For example, if you missed it earlier, here’s CBC’s Leafs-based opening montage.
Beyond that…this is what’s happening around the league.
This dude worked it
That’s workin’ hard right there. At ease.
This guy exists
What an ass.
Pic by The Royal Half, as you can see.
Leafs-fans chanted “Thank You Kessel” in response to the fact that Boston chants it when the Leafs are in town. As in, thanks for giving us Tyler Seguin and Dougie Hamilton.
They made an oopsie. Still, be nice to have Steve Nash on your team I bet. MVP, good Canadian boy.
There’s a good number of quality Twitter follows from Leafs-land, but I recently had to pare my list of follows down, otherwise you end up with this:
…and it’s not just during games. It can be an off-day, about any topic. Gotta be careful.
By the way, I believe that was from Rick City’s account.
And for those of you who don’t care if you ever sleep again, from our own Scott Johnson:
No call, stripes?
Refs missed a too many men call in the Rangers/Capitals game, spurring the creation of this pic with the follow-up caption “Let the boys play” from Russian Machine Never Breaks:
Hre’s the real pic:
Redditor superiorz gives us this true hockey fan/true New Yorker:
Phaneuf had a big hit on Peverly…
…moments before the Bruins scored.
After this Nathan Horton goal I tweeted:
Momma doesn’t put the cookies where Horton just put that shot because she can’t reach that high.
— Justin Bourne (@jtbourne) May 7, 2013
I tweeted that because…wow:
Apologies for the Leafs-centricity, but that’s what the internet (and my Twitter feed) provides. If I come across anything extra special tonight, I’ll be sure to add it!
It happened again, and Wings fans followed it up by chanting “You Got Kronwall’d,” which is awesome.
Not a fan of the call?
Barret Jackman, shown not necessarily agreeing with a referee’s decision:
OT winner, Detroit!