Playoff Hockey. It’s what fans (specifically Canadian) live for. We eat breath and sleep hockey for 2 weeks or 2 months, however long our team is in the post-season battle for the coveted Stanley Cup.
Pre-game, you’re so excited that you can’t think about anything, the series hasn’t started yet and you’re already anticipating the team raising the cup.
Just after the puck has been dropped, it’s loud, it’s crazy, and you’re elated that the post-season in the NHL has begun. You’re either at the game, or with friends and it’s LOUD.
By the end of the first, you’ve exhausted yourself, and you quickly realize that if this game goes to 7 you may not have the energy to keep it up.
Your team is down, and you’re headed into the third. You begin to wonder why you even cheer for this team anymore. At this point you’ve begun to re-think your life.
Your team immediately scores to tie it up! HOLY COW WHERE DID ALL OF THIS ENERGY COME FROM?
Would you look at that.. It’s going into overtime? Anyone from Canada will agree, sudden death hockey is scary. (In the playoffs) It’s so tense that you can’t actually look at the TV anymore.
This is split.. You’re either extremely ELATED that your team has won.. or COMPLETELY CRUSHED
But at this point..
It doesn’t matter because there is another game in under 48 hours, and you’re pumped.