This is a real downer for the local fans, but a tired and fought-out Jr. Blues got run over by the Metal Jackets in the third period. The Jackets are a team that like the Red Wings, you pretty much want to hate immediately upon seeing them play. They're also from Detroit's suburbs, so they also count towards your daily allowance of Fuck Detroit. The linesman also made a better save than the Jackets' goalie did in the middle of the first period. The puck was over the line when the goalie caught it.
The Jackets' captain, Mike Monfredo, is a monster at the Junior A level. If he could skate and shoot, he'd likely be in the ECHL or CHL by now. He's a slow skater and lousy scorer but if you drop gloves on him, you're going to lose. The Jr. Blues' brawlers couldn't beat him, but fortunately the 6'3" 212-pound defenseman beat himself by throwing a late punch and getting a nice suspension.
So there are six more games left in the season, all of which can only leave the Jr. Blues with a winning season and not a spot in the playoffs. The next three games are against the Port Huron Fighting Falcons at Nelson Center, and the last three are against the Metal Jackets at their home arena in Trenton, Michigan. There, I think it would be proper for the Blues to have some last-minute fun at the Metal Jackets' expense. And by "fun" I mean "Fuck you, you're not getting into the playoffs either." So unless the St. Louis Blues have some kind of near-impossible scoring miracle occur and get into the playoffs, I'll likely be getting rid of the "Make the Damn Playoffs This Year" beard.
And in conclusion, Fuck Detroit.