It was Saturday, 3pm, watching some "Modern Family" with my
girlfriend Ashley and just relaxing after a long midterm week for
both of us. She had 6 tests and I had 5. Suddenly, her brother
walks into the room and declares he's going to Detroit and has 2
free tickets to the Red Wings/Blackhawks game! Ashley and I looked
at each other simultaneously and yelled, "We're in!"
Danny was almost caught off guard by how quick we spontaneously
made a decision to just drop what we were doing, get ready in less
than an hour, and drive 5 hours that night to Detroit. If there was
ever a time to say it, "YOLO!" You Only Live Once.
I had never been into the great (kidding ;) state of Michigan so
this was a great adventure for me if you know how much I love
bucket list items! When I lived in New Jersey when I was younger I
loved Steve Y and Brandon Shanahan (Red Wings) so I was even more
excited to see the Wings and Hawks play. In addition, the
Blackhawks were on a 21-game streak without a loss!
The three of us got to Danny's Gf's house just outside of
Detroit late Saturday night and went out for drinks with some of
their friends with some live music, which was a great time. There's
something hilarious and exhilarating about waking up on a
stranger's couch knowing you're about to have an awesome
The hockey game was a well-played, hard skating game that peaked
when the Blackhawks were down a goal on a power play with 2 minutes
left. A big shot from the point redirected right onto the stick of
the very skilled Patrick Kane who punched it in for an unlikely
game tying goal and shocked the rowdy Joe Louis Arena. The game, to
my pleasure, went into a shootout that once again featured the
brilliant hands of Patrick Kane who finished a dirty move that
catapulted the Blackhawks streak to 22 games without a loss in
To add to the shenanigans, Ashley and I even got interviewed
between periods for Comcast Sports Network! I'll try to find the
YouTube video for next week's post!
Have a Great Week!