|Taken about a couple of minutes after the break|
Today, the anniversary of a "break up"...next week will the two year anniversary of a "marriage" of titanium to my wrist.
Oh yeah, I still play hockey. I have a game today...on the anniversary. I think I have been watching too many Twilight Zone episodes on NetFlix.
While we are on hockey...you could say that the game I played two years ago was probably my worst game. You know, having an injury and all. Last week, I had my best game. I scored four goals. Yeah, four. I better write this down, so I can remember it in the future. Not for you, for me...but you could read on to see how amazing I was.
First goal. First period goal, standing in the slot to the right of the net. I see a shot rebound off the goal tender as I skate toward the open side (left of net). Rebound comes to me, I take the puck just a little further from the goalie's reach an wrist it in. 1-0
Second goal. Still first period, hanging around the crease area. Another shot towards net, I skate around the back of the net to the front. Rebound off someone in front, I take the puck as the goalie comes to block, and roof it backhand...as someone whacks my stick out of my hands. The puck hits the inside crossbar corner as my stick drops to the ground. Believe me, this would have may SportsCenter. 4-2
Third goal. Second period, two on one, I am on the right wing. Receive pass from team mate, one-timer into open net. Hat trick! Breaking the tie, 5-4
Fourth goal. Second period, end of a long shift. I was tired, wanted off. Puck was in our zone for a while. Finally got it out, went for a slap shot but realized I was too tired to muster up a shot. Did sort of an unintentional fake slap, did a little move around a defender and wristed it deep in the zone. Wrist shot was low and on net...in fact, it went in. I guess scoring goals 1, 4, and 5 were not enough as a hat trick...I scored 4, 5, and 6 for the natural hat trick. I am awesome! 6-4
We ended up winning the game 6-5. There was a lot of luck and help from the rest of the team to get those goals. I doubt I will ever repeat that performance. I have a game later today. Hopefully, the bionic wrist will help...and I will not need any more bionic parts. Although I do like titanium.