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Maple Leafs vs Lightning @ Amalie

The third game of Atlantic Division of NHL playoff at Amalie Arena.

~ 2-2 after 1st period
~ 2-3 after 2nd period
~ 3-3 after 3rd period
~ 4-3 at OT

Last month, Leafs beat Wild soundly at FLA Live arena, and we were rooting for the Canadians. Today we’re all for the home team.

A view of the Garrison Channel.

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FLA Live Arena: Panthers

FLA Live Arena
1 Panther Pkwy,
Sunrise, FL 33323

Toronto Maple Leafs vs Panthers 6-2 and we’re happy: Islanders is fighting the playoff spot with the Panthers.

The Florida Panthers is based in the Miami metropolitan area / Fort Lauderdale, who competes in the Atlantic Division in the Eastern Conference. They initially played their home games at Miami Arena before moving to the FLA Live Arena in 1998.

Toronto team scored shortly after starting … and they lead till the end. There are so many Canadians …

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Miami Vice

Four sports events in a week, in and around Miami:

  1. World Baseball Classic: US lost the final
  2. Miami Open day 1
  3. Ice hockey Toronto Leafs vs Panthers: 6-2
  4. Mets’ training day: 4-4, a tie

Tampa has a few pro teams that are winning:

  • Buccaneers: 2 Super Bowls, 2002 and 2020 with the aging QB Tom Brady
  • Lightning: 3 Stanley Cups, 2003/4, 1019/20 and 2020/1
  • Rays (AL): pennants in 2008 and 2020

I think the best way to rise a city’s profile, is to have a winning pro team, imho

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Wild v Lightning 4-2 @ Amalie Arena

401 Channelside Dr.
Tampa, FL 33602

Tampa Bay Lightning beat Minnesota Wild 4 to 2, the last goal was empty net. The first period was bit boring, no goal, except a fight.

Leafs vs Lightning

We parked on the street, because the jam goes into the stadium parking. It might have been the most expensive street parking I’ve done: $12.85

When we dined at Watervue Grille @ Harbour Island in 2021, saw the Amalie Arena is across the Bay or Garrison Channel – here we come, finally -:)

The first fight 😂 0:0 after the first period.

Hoping for more actions 😊

The bathroom run: After the first period, I went to the bathroom. There were two lines, one was visibly shorter. So I investigated.

The reason? The shorter line was formed at the Exit.

So ballllsie – the Floridians go in both ways? Are you kidding me??? We kind of follow the rules back north, even in New York we don’t this shxt bec I don’t remember that I never ever went to the other side to remind the ladies that IS the exit!! lol…

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TGH Ice Plex

10222 Elizabeth Pl
Tampa, FL 33619

This facility is Tampa Bay Lightning practice rink – they won the Stanley Cup in 2004, 202 and 2021. One big difference is, it has a bar on site.

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One punch, banned for life

I got the news that Tampa Bay Lightning had defeated New York Rangers in Game 6 (best of 7), 2:1 at the Garden as soon as I got out of the concert. It’s their 3rd year in a row into the Stanley Cups playoff. They have won the last two, 2020 and 2021.

A short video soon made the run on the internet: a Rangers’ fan (James Anastasio, 1993) in a red jersey sucker pouched a Lightning fan in blue after the game. The result came swiftly, and severely: he’s charged with two counts of assault and disorderly conduct and harassments by the police, and banned for life at the Garden.

In contrast, Tangshan bbq restaurant’s brawl was multiple men on one woman, and no one dared to stop the men.

Man on man
One punch 🤜
Banned for life

男对男 一拳 一辈子

星期六晚上 佛州的🏒️在纽约 打赢当地队 连续第三年 晋级决赛.

散场后纽约队粉红衣男 忍受不了佛州粉蓝衣男的兴奋, 回身敬了他一拳
结果 特别快 也简单明了
运动场也随即出声 🈲️此粉终生不得再来

这几年他们的职业球队不是赢冠军就是进决赛 不得了 忙得不亦乐乎

Happy Monday

啥黑社会 白社会的
是什么样的社会 容忍 姑息男人不仅打女人 还群殴一女人?
没有人敢去阻止 只能说明更严重的问题
“你没有伤她 为什么送她去医院”

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The fight strap

There was a movie named Fight Club (1999) with Brad Pitt and Ed Norton. In ice hockey, there is fight strap: a white elastic band attachment to the back bottom of NHL jersey. It measures 8.5″ x 1.5″, attaches to the pant, to prevent being pull off or cover their heads during a fight -:). Evidently, fighting is part of the game in NHL.

#79 Alexei Yashin (1973-) is one of popular players on Islanders’ team. He dated Carol Alt (1960-), a model.

What to do when you’ve too many gears – rackets, or team jerseys? Selling them isn’t a bad idea. The orange color jersey sold for $40.

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Lake Morey, VT – pond hockey

After skipping in 2021, and a postponement, the pond hockey tournament is finally underway this weekend. Whiskey Jack Daniel’s is a prominent sponsor. The local news WCAX in Fairlee has a segment on them.

Friday and Saturday’s weather is cloudy and pretty nasty. Sunday is a better day, sunny and mild.


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UBS Arena, NY Islanders’ new home

2400 Hempstead Turnpike
Elmont, NY 11003

2021.12.10, Genesis concert

It has a sticker price of $1.5 billion, opens for business on Nov 20, 2021, Empire State Building is putting on the colors to celebrate. As a side note, Islanders has not yet to win a home game (as of Dec 12, 2021).

Nov 20, 2021

Our first venture there, December 10, 2021 for Genesis concert. ⇓ There seems four entrances: three are for special guests/corp sponsors, the privilege few. Dime (Savings Bank) Club, Amex, etc. The main gate for us, is next to the bar, Belmont Hall. The seats are comfortable.


The food courts look substantial. Next time I think I’ll skip the Belmont Hall, head to the food courts/markets directly. There is a Chinese booth, MoGu Modern Chinese Kitchen. One of the items they sell is “air baked popcorn wontons’ which uses air fryer. A staff is doing the explaining, which I think is less effective than giving out samples. Ok, what do I know.

新球场虽然还没有完全竣工 但是已开始使用了. 比以前的好很多… 但岛人直到目前尚未赢一场 😂 不知是不是王嘉廉下了诅咒🤪
球场里的东西花样多也好吃过酒吧里的. 居然看到一家中餐 用 air fryer 炸混沌. 有个男人在解释 – 不如送些品尝 会不会更有效?
自从大麻合法后 质量明显的提高了好多 闻起来香香的 😁

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Gears: what to wear?

In sports, gears not only refer to equipments, such as tennis and badminton rackets, baseball bats or, ice skates, bathing suits, but outfits too, like team jerseys, t-shirts, caps, hats, headbands, etc.

What to wear??

… before going to a game can be a torturing decision, especially when you have a ton of that player or team’s gears.
看球赛 🏒️ 穿球衣. 只是件件都不好看. 苦水里泡大的娃和甜水里长大的娃 好像就是不一样 🥲. 胸前那个徽和咱们的补子有的拼: 一品清官? 要不九品芝麻官😉


岛人队的主要股东, Katie Ledecky 🏊‍♂️ 的叔叔Jon 喜欢和粉丝们互动,赛前赛后都会在门口伺候: 合影签名 high five. 俺谢了他说 ‘祝福你和Katie!’ 他好鸡冻喔, 搂着俺 “thank you thank you!” 虽然是她第三个奥运会 觉得她赢🏅️的机会非常大, 问题是几个.

他的卖主 Charles Wang 王嘉廉(1944上海-2018纽约) 刚刚买了岛人队后也被粉丝们媒体追捧,人气旺盛好一阵. 老王也曾经在门口服侍粉丝们:握手. 有时还带着他的小儿子. 只是他可能缺少一点激情还是他木纳的外表吧 有点岔路, 格格不入的感觉.

老王曾经的宏伟蓝图是把岛人球场周围改建 高大上的商业区 酒店, mall, ballpark, etc 成为拿骚县的新中心. 商场和官场不太一样 也可能他的政客体量不够. 长话短说 几经缩水 还是胎死腹中.

岛人球场破破烂烂 需要更新 最后只好搬家. 唉. 在布鲁克林打了几年. 那个球场非常不好 我去了二次就不想再去了. 前天的比赛是在旧址 Nassau Coliseum 会是最后一次了,有些依依不舍. 下一季岛人会返回长岛 但是在另外一个地方新建的球场打. 有些唏嘘 搬来搬去瞎折腾. 老王的蓝图挺好 没有被采用 小原因之一我觉得是种族.

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