Well, the Lightning made it a series, but congratulations to the Washington Capitals on taking the Eastern Conference title. They put together four convincing wins in this series. When they’re on their game, they can be absolutely dominating. I would like to have seen a game where both teams were at their best, but I feel like that never really happened.
I’ve been watching the Lightning for 25 years, ever since they came into the league. This is a very good team, one of the best I’ve seen, and they have a load of talent, but they just couldn’t get past Washington’s physical play and relentless forechecking. The Stamkos line never seemed to be a threat, the way the Ovechkin line often did. It’s not pure goal scoring talent that wins Cups; you also need grit and physical play. The Caps just had more of that than the Bolts did this series.
Speaking of Ovi, he’s playing like a man possessed. He is absolutely carrying that team on his back. That fire, that drive, is what I never really felt lived in the bellies of the Lightning. Not as much, anyway.
If there’s one good thing about the Lightning losing this series, it’s that I can cheer for the Vegas Golden Knights without reservation. There’s a team that also plays with heart, talent, and grit. This could be a Stanley Cup series for the ages.
Congrats to the Lightning for a great season, especially considering they even didn’t make it to the playoffs last year. This was still a hell of a year for them, and there’s no taking that away. Let’s do it again next year, boys, and next time, let’s take it all the way. Go, Bolts! ?
Welp, I’m not surprised to see this series go to 7, but I sure wish it wasn’t. The Bolts just seemed flat tonight. They gotta get that jump back on Wednesday or it’s all over. ?
Congrats to Vegas! Helluva win. Really hoping Tampa can close out their series tomorrow and join the Knights in the finals. ?
I really like watching this Vegas team. They work hard, they take care of the puck, and they look like they’re having fun. It’s going to be a shame to see them lose to the Lightning in the finals.?
Great day to be at Safeco Field watching the Mariners with my team. And great seats! I literally almost got hit in the face with a foul ball. Kid behind me snagged it at the last second. Whew!
Will Alsop, 70: British architect’s ‘flying tabletop’ changed Toronto | The Star.
Though often dismissed as lacking seriousness, especially by other architects, [Alsop] took the view that all aspects of life should be informed by the pleasure principle. If people aren’t engaged by a building, they tend to ignore or avoid it when possible.
What would it be like if information architecture brought a similar kind of pleasure to online experiences? As IAs, we’re often constrained by the need to be efficient and practical. But what would a truly delightful IA project look like? Would our designs be more engaging if they displayed a bit of (usable) whimsey?
Much better opening period for the Lightning. They had jump, they were winning puck battles, and they were shooting the puck. They’re not dominating the Caps by any means, but they’ve definitely established their game. And they got a couple of lucky breaks, which never hurts. ?
This was one of my projects for the weekend, along with putting in my application for the local tool library, researching Kreg jigs and joinery techniques, and poring through Charles Rennie Mackintosh books. Not pretty, but super helpful in thinking through this project.
Well, that was a disappointing game. Shades of the series with Boston. The good news is that Tampa doesn’t usually have two bad games in a row. There were some positive signs in the third period. Hopefully they can regroup and take the next one. ?
So excited for the start of the Tampa / Washington series. Let’s go, Bolts! I want to see physical play, high tempo, lots of shots. Let’s get this one! ?