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Blackhawks Thu Apr 07 2011

Hawks in Haiku

Thumbnail image for blackhawks.gifSometimes Twitter is a frivolous waste of time. Other times, it's a way to stay updated by the moment on events of worldwide importance. Last night, it was both, as the Blackhawks beat St. Louis in overtime, 4-3, moving within two points of clinching a playoff berth, and I live-tweeted the whole thing in haiku:

Welp, Blues scored quick goal.
The Stanley Cup is fading.
Adios playoffs.

Don't worry you guys.
I haven't given up hope.
Not looking good though.

Hossa screwed that up.
Nothing that Crawford could do.
Offense step it up.

Don't take 30 shots,
And not score a single goal,
It's not Sunday night.

Tried to fast forward,
Remembered not DVR,
Damn you live TV.

Wonder if Sharp's healed,
Or just playing through the pain,
Because team needs him.

Reaves elbows Kane's head,
Good call by the referees,
Now Reaves is in box.

Slashing on Crombeen,
Hawks are on 2 man PP,
Need to score right here.

If they can't score here,
Says tons about the offense.
Get it in the net.

According to Pat Foley,
Q says winner of PP,
Will win the whole game.

Will this be 3rd game,
Where the Hawks struggle to score,
Despite 30 shots?

Could say that's the game,
After Hawks blew that PP,
Guess we'll wait and see.

Q switched up the lines,
Can tell that things aren't working.
That's a big fat duh.

Ends first period.
More ugly hockey tonight.
Not looking good, folks.

Missed that second goal.
Was watching the Heat/Bucks game.
2-0 St. Louis.

Boyfriend teasing me.
About my hockey haikus.
Sorry, not sorry.

THANK GOD, HOSSA.
Please, god, don't take back that goal.
Likely will reverse.

Oh, please, Toronto.
Give Hossa redemption goal.
But, not looking good.

Yeah...not a good goal.
This is hockey, not soccer.
Got hyped for nothing.

Oh, dear, Pat Foley.
Calling Toronto "War Room".
So hilarious.


HOLY CRAP, WAR ROOM.
Lots of angry Blues players.
This could change the game.

No complaints here, though.
I'll take Hossa's soccer goal.
If it means a win.

Marian Hossa.
12th goal in 21 games.
'Atta boy, big Hoss.

Even if Hawks win,
No guarantee for playoffs,
All about the points.

Who did they just show??
Blues player cries like baby.
Hockey, not soccer.

Kopecky scores goal!
No doubt that was a clean one.
Good offensive play.

Hawks tied up 2-2.
Offense finally stepped up.
Second period. :)

Kia hamster song.
Commercial never gets old.
Doo, dah, dippity.

Offense looks solid.
Really ripping it out there.
Leddy broke his stick.

Dick move by Backes.
Clearly Toews was protecting.
Not his battle here.

Sharp missed 7 games.
Good to have him back tonight.
Plus, he's pretty cute.


Yeah buddy, Leddy!
Defenseman getting involved!
Hawks up 3-0.

Leddy playing hot.
What a good-looking, clean goal.
Love those long slap shots.

Energy is up.
Can tell Hawks are in a groove.
Hoping stays thru 3rd.

So many near-fights.
Should have been more on Sunday.
When I was there live.

That's the end of 3rd.
Hawks offense looks pretty hot.
3 unanswered goals.

31-4-3
When leading in the second.
Make it 32?

3rd has now started.
Eek! So many fights tonight.
Interesting game.

Stewart scores for Blues.
Great shot, Crawford couldn't save.
Game tied 3-to-3.

Hawks on the PP.
Hoping they do something here.
Let's not do shoot out.

Regulation ends.
Going into overtime.
Offense can win it.

Seabrook shot speaks loud.
Hawks can never quite get it.
Always no cigar.

"There's Tree-Tirty-Tree"
Says Pat Foley, the legend.
So ridiculous.

Crawford takes a puck
Straight to the facial region.
That had to hurt.

OH YEAH TAZER BOY!
Hawks beat St. Louis 4-3
With overtime goal!

Hawks have 95.
7th place seed in Western.
Will they make playoffs?

That's all for the night.
It's been too much fun, kiddos.
Hawks pull off the win.

 
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