Thursday, April 23, 2009

Playoff Hockey 2: North American Plate, 0

Look out, internet, my two favorite things just collided - Hockey and Natural Disasters. And no, I'm not talking about Sean Avery or Scott Hartnell (although a case could definitely be made for both as pretty hardcore Natty D's, as we called them in my college class of the same name.)

Tonight, during the Anaheim Ducks/San Jose Sharks game at the Honda Center in Anaheim, a few minor earthquakes rocked the area. They originated near Yorba Linda, and the largest one registered about a 4.0 on the Richter Scale - enough to break a pane of glass at the Honda Center. All in a day's work for a cleanup crew based out of California - you have to be ready for anything, living life on the edge of the San Andreas fault. Apparently the music masters at the arena even made a joke of it, playing ACDC's "You Shook Me All Night Long."

Well, okay. We all laugh about the first earthquake to affect playoff hockey, that should be the end of it.



2,419 miles away (yes, I google maps'd it, shut up), another In-state rivalry playoff hockey game went down at Mellon Arena, in Pittsburgh - granted, the Philadelphia Flyers mopped the floor with the Penguins in a way that was similar to the Ducks' total domination of the Sharks, but maybe that's a key part of this.

Two inter-state playoff series. Two shutouts. Two....sets of earthquakes???

Here's a link to an image
of all major (major meaning felt by at least a few people) earthquakes in the last 24 hours.

If you can't see the image, the gist of it is this:

Greater Los Angeles Area, CA - 2.0
Greater Los Angeles Area, CA - 3.0
Greater Los Angeles Area, CA - 4.0
Greater Los Angeles Area, CA - 3.8
Northern California - 2.8

Okay, so maybe the one in PA wasn't that hardcore, but still. In-state playoff series + two earthquakes in said states, to me, means that clearly these series need to end SOON so that the North American Plate doesn't fall apart!

Caps tonight. They need a big win, because I'm pretty sure Ovechkin will destroy them all if they don't.

(thanks to @quick13 for the assist on that link to PA earthquakery!)


  1. It's all Rangers tonight, BABY!!! I NEED to see the Bruins TROUNCE sean avery.

  2. Yeah, PA isn't known for our Earthquakes. We have them all the time but 95% of the time they are too small to feel. I'm trying to remember where our fault line is (There is the mts that are more extremely tall hills then mountains)

    I know that Mellon Area or something got hit with Lighting during a game. The Game feed went black for awhile. Didn't realize it was an earthquake