We were not as scared or nervous as the Chicago Blackhawks after they ruined their chances of getting to fifth seed by not winning against the Detroit Red Wings but we were pretty nervous.
It's not fun when a team you genuinely like shoots themselves in the foot and has to hope that a twelfth seed can beat a team on the bubble. And it's not fun when you genuinely like both teams (albeit one a little more) that are fighting for the playoff spot.
Needless to say, we were emotional wrecks when the night was over. It was just too much.
Here is a breakdown of our emotional states between the end of the Hawks game and the end of the Stars/Wild game:
stupid assholes had to go and lose and now Hawks fans have to wait for Dallas to fail against a team that is twelfth in the Western Conference
greeeeaaaaaat, Detroit won again ooooohhhh yay, whaaaaatever!
[sniffle] WHY DID THIS HAVE TO HAPPEN? WHAT DID WE DO TO THE HOCKEY GODS? IS IT BECAUSE NOODLES BROKE HER ANKLE AND JINXED ANZE KOPITAR? [blows nose and more tears]
Wait, wait you mean that wasn't a dream, the Hawks actually have to wish ill on the Dallas Stars to get into the play offs...WHERE IS MY DAMN VOO-DOO DOLL?!
But we like the Stars! Brad Richards is too good to not be in the play offs. Oh, and Kari Lehtonen has been amazing this season. And oh shit, Alex Goligoski is there, right?
Don't tell Noodles...
Shit, who told?
Why do they have to play so well yet we want them to lose, right?
Oh this hurts. Who are we rooting for again? We don't like the Wild...
Why did you have to score? Damn you!
But the Stars are a good team, they deserve to be in the play offs. But the Hawks are our (tied for second) favorite team. But, but but...
Oh no, they pulled the goalie! Do we want them to score or not, shit we are biting our nails.
Wild win. Okay...
And more tears.
Whether they're from sadness or happiness we will never know but it has been an emotional evening.
Don't let us down, Blackhawks
we aren't kidding...