That shot at the end of game four, with Marian Hossa winding up to break his stick on the short wall in front of the Chicago bench, and then stopping himself because he's Hossa and you're not, just about sums it up. Frustration. Anger.
At least the 'Hawks got the derps out of the way early, conceding three times in the first in a four-shot, seven-minute span, after controlling the early play. Hossa himself had three glorious chances to score. But there was no luck. What was there was Puff the Magic Quick, a healthy dose of power play clownshoes, and plenty of horrendous own zone and neutral zone turnovers.
The third period looked a bit better and hopefully will provide a similar boost to what the Kings got from the third period of game 2. Down 3-1, the Blackhawks need to win three in a row. Doable. But unlikely. So better start getting ready for an LA-NY Stanley Cup showdown. You'll never hear the end of it. (Actually, who are we kidding; nobody cares about hockey.)
In other news...
Here's David Luiz & Oscar being adorable | SB Nation
I put this up on the front page as well, but here it is as well if you don't want to (or can't) comment on the main site. Laugh, cry.
Brendan Rodgers signs contract extension | SB Nation
Just rewards, I feel. Let's see if they can repeat their excellent season next year...
Pippo Inzaghi to take over at AC Milan? | ProSoccerTalk
Logical move. Always a fan of Pippo's poaching talents, so good luck to him.
Latest update on the Mutu-Chelsea-Juve-Livorno saga | Fox Sports
This was linked in some random thread a few days ago, so hat tip to whomever. The two Italian clubs are appealing the previous ruling, unsurprisingly.
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16.15: Toulon Tournament, Group A: Chile U21 vs. Mexico U21
18.30: Toulon Tournament, Group A: China U21 vs. Portugal U21
20.00: International Friendly: France vs. Norway
03.00 (next day): International Friendly: USA vs. Azerbaijan