Updated at 12:45am
Curry congratulated on his first NHL win. (Yahoo Sports)
You know you’ve made it when you have a RotoWatch update.
Joe at Let’s Go Terriers (a frequent commenter of mine) has a great piece on Curry’s game.
Jonathan Bombulie, aka one of my fave AHL bloggers (although really they all rock – if you want to see some good sports bloggers, follow the AHL) Wilkes-Barre Scranton Penguins says in his Baby Pens post-game entry from tonight:
Meanwhile, we were sitting the press box tonight, watching this clunker, thinking how it would be so much more interesting to write the John Curry story tonight on the Island. He came in with Pittsburgh down 3-0, making his first regular-season NHL appearance, stopped all 11 shots he faced and watched as Evgeni Malkin scored three times (and perhaps more remarkably, Brooks Orpik had a goal and an assist) to give the parent Pens a 5-3 win.
That’s it for tonight. A sports girl’s got to sleep (and write the six articles she’s behind for the Examiner, and the one she’s behind for the HLOG.) Happy Thanksgiving, all!
Updated at 11:24pm
More recaps of tonight’s Pens-Islanders game coming in. Here is the official highlight video on the Penguins website, including a great Curry save near the middle. (I will continue to try to embed it, but at the moment, I’m not able to.)
The Pittsburgh Tribune Review game review has now been posted: Penguins complete another comeback. Serendipitously, they had published an article today on Curry, Curry’s battle brings him to NHL.
Needless to say, I have had more excited texts in the past few hours than any other two hour timespan since I’ve had a cell phone. BU fans really adored Curry during his time in Boston, and are genuinely excited that he’s made it to “the big time.” He’s the first player from the past few classes to make it to the NHL, so he’s the first a lot of current students remember watching in college.
Updated at 9:58pm
Curry gets the win! He made 11 saves, and the Penguins came storming back to beat the Islanders 5-3. I’ve spent the last 45 minutes texting and messaging with tons of Terrier fans about the game.
I’ll start the linkage now with the official game summary from the Penguins. Here’s the ESPN game summary – short now, but bound to be longer soon.
In fun trivia notes, the Islanders goaltender tonight was Joey McDonald, the same goaltender Curry faced off against in his infamous goalie fight from last February.
More to come…
In tonight’s New York Islanders – Pittsburgh Penguins game, Dany “It’s Finalized, No One Can Say His Name” Sabourin was benched after letting up three goals. Everyone’s Favorite Goalie, John Curry, has been inserted in his place. As of this writing, he has played 10:33 and has stopped five shots as the Pens are still behind 3-1.
Terrier Fans, rejoice! Screw the fact that the team still seemed a little off in their win last night against Holy Cross. JOHN CURRY IS PLAYING NHL HOCKEY. Ahead of Cory Schneider, I might add. (But really, I want Schneider to make a splash in Vancouver – the more Hockey East love in the NHL, the better.)
We are enjoying a quiet night of watching hockey (the Boston Bruins – Buffalo Sabres game in particular), so we will be sure to update before the evening ends with how he did.