Monday, April 02, 2012

Shane Prince Diary Entry #4

The Ottawa Sun the day after my hat trick in game 5
We headed into this week ahead in the series 2-1 after a tough overtime loss in Belleville on Sunday.

Monday was a laid back type of day because we had game 4 in Belleville the next night. We had a fairly hard practice just to get a sweat on and stay fresh for game 4. Other than that I didn't do much on Monday. I watched a lot of the tv series Breaking Bad at my billets house.

Tuesday the majority of the team gathered at Johnny Farinas around noon to grab a nice meal before the bus headed to Belleville at 2. Tuesday's game was a crazy game. We came out kind of flat and went down 2-0 early and ended giving up 1 more with 10 min left in the third but then we found a spark. Toffoli started a 3 goal comeback on the power play and Cardwell finished the comeback with 1 minute left in regulation. It was crazy. Unfortunately we lost 13 minutes into overtime but at least we showed a lot of fight to be able to come back. I had 1 assist. After the game we drove back to Ottawa.

Wednesday was a day off for us, so a few of us went for a mall walk and then I finished up season 2 of Breaking Bad and relaxed the rest of the day. Rest is important during playoffs that's for sure.

Thursday we got back on the ice and had a great practice. Things were getting real intense due to the anticipation of Friday nights game 5 which was a huge game for the series.

The boys having breakfast at Local Heroes
Friday morning we had a light morning skate to get out of bed and get a light sweat on. After the morning skate all of the boys went to Local  Heroes for a team breakfast and then I headed home for my gameday routine. I took my pre game nap and then I woke up and ate my pre game meal before i headed to the rink.

Post game meal at Johnny Farina's 
Things were exciting around the rink. Not only was it a huge game for the series but, it was also a SportsNet game that was nationally televised. We had a great game. The whole team played well and we really came together as a team. We won the game 5-2 and took a 3-2 series lead. The fans and atmosphere in our rink for this game was unbelievable. I had 3 goals in this one. After the game a lot of the guys went to Johnny Farina's for a nice post game meal.

Chillin at NRML 
Our next game isn't until tonight, so Saturday we had the day off and I went to Nrml and bought a new t-shirt and hung out with some of the guys the rest of the day. Sunday was a practice day to get ready for game 6 tonight in Belleville. We lead the series 3-2 and we can finish it off tonight.

Thanks for everybody who checked in this week to read the blog and have a good week. See you next Monday.


1 comment:

worsteverything said...

A Prince among men. I was at that game. Atmosphere was great, Subban getting rode HARD. Lots of Sens jerseys. Second goal by SP was unbelievable. So pumped for Prince and the Revolution on the Sens in the near future! Until then LETS GO 67s! Sorry I didnt throw my hat on the ice. Im too gangster to give my clothes away.