Congratulations to Michael Kastner, who’s submission about his roadie to Buffalo for game 2 of the 2007 Eastern Conference Finals was judged to be the best story that was submitted.
Here is his story again….
Picture this…it’s 7:30pm on Saturday, May 12, 2007 in Buffalo, NY. Myself and 3 friends have just made the long drive from Ottawa to Buffalo and we are now in enemy territory. This is our first time ever in Buffalo and we have no clue what to expect. But none of that matters…we have our Senators jerseys and flags, our tickets to Game 2 of the Eastern Conference Finals and our faith in our hockey team … and that’s all we need!
4 hours later and we’re deep into double-overtime. Buffalo Sabres fans have mocked and despised us all game…for daring to cheer our beloved Senators in their barn. We’ve been called every dirty name you can think of, had beer split on us and had our hats knocked off. The classlessness of the Buffalo fan knows no end. But that does not bother us at all…we are far from that. There are more important matters to attend to than some ignorant Buffalo fans.
It’s 3-3 in double-overtime…our hearts are pounding, our voices screamed hoarse and our fists are clenched…Joe Corvo scores with a screen shot from the point and we explode!! The Senators have won the first 2 games in the Eastern Conference Finals and we’re heading back to Ottawa for games 3 and 4!! Sens fans from all over HSBC Arena gather together in the stands to celebrate while Buffalo fans leave in misery!
What a glorious moment! We cheer the players as they get back onto the bus and they respond with waves and shouts to their fans. Winning the first 2 games of the ECF on the road ensures that the Stanley Cup Finals are within our sights.
Just for posterity and to get you ramped up for the coming season, here is the goal that ended the game Michael was talking about:
But to the two other finalists, don’t be disappointed. In chatting with Steve at the Senators and picking the winner, he was impressed by both of the other two stories. So to the other finalists, Jamie and Tyler, Steve has decided to award you each with a prize of an Alfie print. We will be in touch by email to make arrangements to get that prize to you.
So Michael, enjoy the game and everyone else, keep reading SenShot for more chances to win!
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