VANCOUVER, CANADA - MARCH 8: Kyle Wellwood #13 of the Winnipeg Jets clebrates with Alex Burmistrov #8 after scoring against goalie Cory Schneider #35 of the Vancouver Canucks during the second period in NHL action on March 08, 2012 at Rogers Arena in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. (Photo by Rich Lam/Getty Images)
I'm traveling for work this week - bad timing given that the Canucks game is one of only four games the Jets play West of the Mississippi this year. I found out during today's all-day meeting that one of my co-workers from another office is from Vancouver. "Big Game Tonight,' he said, clearly trying to be friendly. "You're going down," I mouthed, clearly not.
Anyways, we had a dinner scheduled tonight that coincided exactly with the game tonight. When we got to the restaurant, horror of horrors, there was no TV. Way too classy. But I ended up sitting next to Vancouver guy, who dropped his phone down on the table and pulled up the game on it. I got to watch the entire game out of the corner of my eye and even briefly gloated when the Jets had the lead. And my co-worker was nice enough to not gloat when it all collapsed for the Jets - all he did was make stupid jokes about Kyle Wellwood.
All-in-all, a little touch of Canada to warm to cockles of my heart.