Monday, April 07, 2008
500 for Tkachuk!
The Blues played their last game yesterday. It was supposed to be on NHL Centre Ice as was listed on the on-screen guide. At noon db had the t.v. on and the screen stayed black. And so it continued. I'm not sure why they chose not to broadcast the game. I guess they figure no one cares since neither team will be in the play offs. If they do think that way that's stupid.
Anywho...we listened to the game on the computer. The Blues were winning. Not only did we want to see their final game, but there was a good chance that Keith Tkachuk (a.k.a Walt) would score his 500th NHL career goal and we did not want to miss that. It didn't sound like it was going to happen, but with just over a minute left in the game Walt scored into the empty net while they were killing off a penalty. It was very exciting even if we were only listening to it.
Today db sent me an article from the St. Louis Today paper. Here's where Walt stands in the record books:
"Tkachuk became the 41st player in NHL history and only the fourth American-born player to score 500 goals. He is the third player to do it in a Blues uniform, following the lead of Brett Hull and Dale Hawerchuk." (from J. Rutherford at stltoday.com)
Congratulations Tkachuk! I'm glad they ended the season on a high note (pun intended, db).