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My Top 10 Favorite Caps Moments of the Season Thus Far

As it is a Thursday, there’s no game today, and I am deliberately procrastinating, I have decided to make a countdown post of my top 10 favorite Caps moments of the season up until this point.

Disclaimer: these moments probably won’t be the actual best moments of the season, as I’ve forgotten a lot of important ones and have a bias towards things that have happened more recently. But I’m doing this for enjoyment and I hope that you enjoy it too.

I will be including a countdown of the moments, including a link to the video (I can’t embed the video cause I’m not that tech savvy) and a screencap. Now here we go.

10. Marcus Johansson’s overtime gamewinner in Chicago (11/11/16 at CHI)

In the first half Mojo enjoyed the sweet taste of the overtime goal. This one was made especially sweet by it being against the Hawks, and for TJ Oshie inexplicably tripping over his own skates and subsequently tripping a Chicago player, allowing Mojo to bang the winner home.

9. All of the times Andre Burakovsky scored the first goal of the game (1/15/17 vs PHI, 1/16/17 at PIT, 1/19/17 at STL, 1/21/17 at DAL)

I love my boy so much. In the recent weeks my boy got into a stretch where he really wanted to be the first one to score a goal. So much so that he was the first goal scorer in four straight games. I’m so proud of him look at him go. Go look at all his goals they’re all so beautiful.

8. TJ Oshie’s shootout goal that wasn’t actually in the shootout (2/1/17 vs BOS)

Oh my LAWD. TJ Oshie, the master of the shootout, got a nice pass from Backstrom and a breakaway and forgot that it was regulation time and not the shootout. He made Tuukka Rask look absolutely silly and I cried ‘cause it was beautiful.

7. Philipp Grubauer’s ridiculous save against Tyler Seguin (1/21/17 at DAL)

Holy frickin cow Grubauer absolutely robbed Tyler Seguin in arguably the best save of the entire year. My jaw dropped so hard, Grubi saved my life with this save.

6. Alex Ovechkin’s hat trick against the Blues (11/23/16 vs STL)

I love Ovi and I love hat tricks. What’s better than an Ovi hat trick? All three of these goals were beautiful and they should all be watched many times.

5. Tom Wilson’s fight against Brett Ritchie in Dallas (1/21/17 at DAL)

The Caps haven’t done much fighting this year, but Tom Wilson had himself a nice fight in Dallas. Actually, it wasn’t anywhere near Willy’s best right, but he still bloodied up this guy’s entire face and it was amazing.

4. Evgeny Kuznetsov’s ridiculous goal in Montreal (1/9/17 at MTL)

I do not exaggerate when I say that Kuzy saved my life with this goal. When I was watching this game I was having a crap day, and he scored to put the Caps up. What a beautiful classic Kuzy goal.

3. The Dmitry Orlov hit on Matt Duchene (10/18/16 vs COL)

I AM STILL NOT OVER THIS HIT. I WILL NEVER BE OVER THIS HIT. This is the best damn hit I have ever seen. Matt Duchene was fuckin launched into orbit. Matt Duchene is yet to have landed. Everytime I think about this hit I can’t stop smiling because it is THAT GOOD.

2. Nicklas Backstrom’s 500th assist (1/7/17 at OTT)

I have lots of love for Nicklas Backstrom. He got his 500th career assist, the most in Caps history (and also the first Cap to ever do that of course). He doesn’t get nearly enough recognition for what he does, but on this night he did. You can just see the glee on Ovi’s face. You go, Nick Backstrom. Let the NHL know why we love you so much.

1. Alex Ovechkin’s 1000th point (1/11/17 vs PIT)

Really, how could this not be number 1? I almost cried when I saw it was in the stars for Ovi to get his 1000th point at home against the Penguins. And he did it in under a minute. Holy cow I love Alex Ovechkin and it’s an honor to be watching a legend.

Honorable mentions: Any OT winner, any TJ Oshie shootout goal, any Andre Burakovsky goal, any shorthanded goal, that Karl Alzner slapshot (feat. Justin Williams breakaway)(1/1/17 vs OTT), the Orlov to Kuzy goal (11/23/16 vs STL), the Orlov goal against Pittsburgh (11/16/16 vs PIT), any shutout, the sweet Jay Beagle goal (11/18/16 vs DET), the fantastic Ovi-Oshie-Nicky passing sequence (1/13/17 vs CHI), Ovi’s fake-slapshot to give Nisky the easiest goal ever (1/15/17 vs PHI), breaking the streak (1/5/17 vs CBJ)

(Also let me know if any of the links don’t work)

(I spent so much time on this omg)

From Besties To Lovers: The Eric Harris Version.

From Besties To Lovers The Eric Harris Version.

Before we start this little shebang, I’d like to say a few things; ya know, an introduction of sorts. My name is (Y/N Here), though many people call me (your nickname here). I go to school at Columbine High, I work at Blackjack Pizza and I’m seriously in love with my best friend Eric Harris.

Eric and I have been best friends since we were babies. We lived right next door to each other and our fathers were in the same line of work, so naturally we’re two trippy peas in a far-out pod. As we both got older, we didn’t drift apart; instead we got closer in our friendship. So, close it was almost down right gross sometimes. But that’s a hole other story, man. We were inseparable, where ever I was Eric was there too and vice versa. Well, until tragedy struck. No one died or anything, no something much worse had happened. Eric had to move.

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disney-princess-in-the-making  asked:

Hi! I'm not sure if you've answered this question before, but could you a little info thing about the most LGBT+ friendly NHL teams? I saw the St. Louis Blues are doing a pride night and I wondered if they're more or less the best? Thanks for guiding us new kids through the world of hockey <3

hi! i have not answered it but i’d be happy to now :)

i’m not sure if i can really say which team is the ‘best’ for being lgbt+ friendly. it’s a difficult thing to judge whether an entire team is basically not a piece of shit

st louis blues are definitely one of the teams that appear to be most supportive and vocal about lgbt+ rights at the moment. their pride night looks really good and i’m so proud of them! it’s is on the 17th jan for anyone wondering (against the caps) you can find tickets here (x)

edmonton oilers have also made their support known. they’re the first team to use pride tape in a game which was really cool! 

a bunch of the calgary flames marched in the 2016 vancouver pride parade as well :) also their 3 you can play vids (x) (x) (x)

there are also a lot of individual players who have openly supported lgbt+ causes and you can play (as of 2014 there is at least one player in each team that openly supports you can play project)

i put them all under the cut because they’re are quite a few plus some specific stuff i remember certain players doing

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anonymous asked:

do you know of any new 5 + 1 fics? i've read all the ones in your list c: they're all so cute omg

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5 Times Bucky Almost Told Steve He Loves Him + 1 Time He Did

Bucky had never meant for any of this to happen. When he first met Steve, back on the playground at school, he had no idea what he was getting into. He thought he was just helping out a scrawny kid who was getting beaten up and who didn’t know when to surrender. What could he say, he’d always had a soft spot for the underdog.

5 times Bucky saw Steve naked on accident and one time it was on purpose

The first time Bucky saw Steve naked, and it didn’t feel special. He should have known that they only had opened a very dangerous door.

Because from this moment, it was like suddenly Steve had become a fucking exhibitionist.

5 Times Bucky Didn’t Tell Him (and the one time Steve beat him to the punch)

Bucky Barnes is 15 the first time his best friend’s hand on his arm feels different than it should.

5 Times Steve Rogers Surprised the Avengers and the 1 Time He Didn’t

Basically what it says on the tin. I needed to let out all my Steve feelings somewhere and this ended up happening. 14k and 9 months later it’s done.

  “Was Cap always this snarky?” Clint asked from his position still sprawled out on the couch.

 The room was silent until Bruce weighed in, “Do we really even know Steve?”

Declarations: The Prequel

Five times Steve tries to tell Bucky he’s in love with him.

A prequel to my fic Declarations, in which Bucky declares his love for Steve. That story is attached to the end of this story, because what’s a 5 times fic without a +1?

+1 (get it?)

the beat of my heart (it’s in your hands)

Bruce gapes. “Then why all of this -” he gestures, encompassing the sofa, the sheet, Bucky’s nakedness, “- what was the point?”
“Oh, Stevie gets distracted by my clothes, if I wear any,” Bucky pipes up matter-of-factly, turning his head to look at Bruce, “It’s all the colours.”

Or, 5 times Steve and Bucky were unnecessarily touchy-feely with each other, and 1 time when they were perfectly justified in their touchy-feeliness.

My Top Caps Moments of the Postseason

During the regular season, I made a post counting down my favorite moments. I figure now that the postseason is unfortunately long over, it’s time to do the same with the playoffs. It’s been awhile, so hopefully this is still relevant, but admittedly it’s taken me awhile to recover enough to make this. So I give you my top moments of the postseason.

13. Some Oshie goals (Rd 1 Game 4 x2)(Rd 1 Game 5)(Rd 2 Game 6)

You all know I love Oshbabe so perhaps this one has a little bias. I love the spark and energy that he brings to the game, and I thought these goals of his were worth including, as they were pretty sweet.

12. Some Nicky goals (Rd 1 Gm 2)(Rd 1 Gm 3)(Rd 2 Gm 5)(Rd 2 Gm 6)

Nicklas Backstrom was arguably the best Caps player during the playoffs. We may have faltered at the end, but Nicky came to play. In celebration of Nicky, I’ve picked some of his best goals from the playoffs. I also picked a wonderful screencap, which I enjoy cause it kind of looks like he’s astral projecting.

11. Burky goals (Rd 2 Game 5)(Rd 2 Game 6 x2)

Burky was a little late to the goal-scoring party in the playoffs, but man did he pick a good time to score them all. And they were all beautiful?? A toe drag and two unassisted beauties?? Amazing. He’s so talented and really coming into his own. And do you want to hear something that will definitely make you cry? Burky scored both the very first and the very last goal of the Caps’ season.

10. Kuzy’s goal in Game 5 (Rd 2 Game 5 vs PIT)

I picked this goal mainly for the celly tbh. But the goal was pretty sweet too; a sharp angle rebound. And Kuzy knows exactly how to make the crowd scream. What a beautiful goal.

9. Carly wrecks Geno which leads to a goal being scored (Rd 2 Game 1 vs PIT)

Laying a big hit on Malkin? You’d have to be a fool. Luckily John Carlson was feeling foolhardy. To prevent Malkin from getting a good scoring chance in the Caps zone, Carly laid a crunching hit on Geno which resulted in him losing the puck and Ovechkin very quickly scoring. I love my foolhardy beanie son.

8. Holtby’s series-saving saves in Game 5 (Rd 2 Game 5 vs PIT) (x)(x)

We were down 3-1 in the series, and it was looking like the Caps were down and out. Enter Braden Holtby. After a bit of shaky play in the series, it was clear the Holtbeast was activated. In the third period, Holtby made a flurry of important, crucial, jaw-dropping saves. After those saves, the Caps came back and won that game. Some people might have glossed over it, but to me it was clear that those saves saved the series and the season for the Caps. (Additionally, I can’t find video of as many saves as I want, but those ones are the best of them)

7. Shatty’s OT winner (Rd 2 Game 3 at PIT)

There we were, down 2-0 and stuck in fucking Pittsburgh. We’d blown a two-goal lead in the last minute of the fucking game and things were taking a turn for the worse. However, we got a fortunate power play and Shatty just decided to end it right there and then. Let the poop jokes begin. Honestly I felt much more relief than joy after this goal.

6. Williams’s OT winner (Rd 1 Game 5 vs TOR)

Mr. Game 7 showed up in Game 5 when we needed him most that series. Second line is best line, especially in overtime. After a faceoff win and a strong Niskanen drive all the way down the ice, Kuzy got the puck from Mojo and slid it to a wide-open Williams in front, who stashed it home to give the Caps a 3-2 series lead.

5. Willy saves a goal, later scores two (Rd 1 Game 4 at TOR)

Tom Wilson, one-man wrecking crew. The Toronto boy decided to make Toronto feel his wrath. In the first period the puck squirted out behind Holtby and Wilson dove into the crease to send it away with his stick. Later on the same shift, Willy redirected a feed from Eller to score a goal. And later in the period, he had a 2-on-1 with Burky and dished it into the net like an All-Star. If the entirety of the playoffs were just that one series, Willy would be my Conn Symthe winner. He was a man on a mission against Toronto.

4. Kuzy’s bird celly (Rd 2 Game 1 vs PIT)

Kuzy’s most infamous celly possibly ever. He scored off a great pass by Nisky into an open net to tie the game at two in the third, and then proceeded to do the celly heard round the world: the bird celly. God I love Kuzy, he’s so extra and just has so much fun. Fuck all the critics, this is how the game is supposed to be played.

3. Mojo’s OT winner (Rd 1 Game 6 at TOR)

I can say with absolute conviction that hockey had never made me cry tears of joy until this moment. I’d felt elation, and I’d certainly cried out of sadness or frustration, but the only time I’ve ever cried of hockey happiness is when Marcus Johansson shoveled in that puck in overtime to seal round one. Honestly it was probably the last truly happy moment of the season lol. I love and appreciate Marcus Johansson with all my heart.

2. Holtby goes to the fucking blueline (Rd 1 Game 3 at TOR)(x)

It’s the last thing a goalie wants to see: Mitch Marner on a breakaway. A lesser goalie would have sat tight in the net and just prayed the goal wouldn’t look so bad on all the highlight reels. But Braden Holtby, with nerves of steel, said “Hold my beer,” winked at Grubi on the bench, and raced out to the blueline to make a sliding poke check on Marner’s breakaway. And thank goodness it worked, else it would have been an easy goal. All hail the Holtbeast.

1. Willy’s OT winner (Rd 1 Game 1 vs TOR)

The first big moment of the postseason was the best one. In overtime, nobody expects the Spanish Inquisition Tom Wilson. Trotz put out the lunch pail line, and Wilson kept the puck in the zone and flung it at the net, resulting in complete euphoria and a series lead for the Caps. The Toronto native scored his first ever playoff goal, and I have never been more proud of Willy Baby than I was during this series.

The playoffs didn’t end the way we wanted them to. But that doesn’t mean we can’t look back at the good moments it brought us. There’s so much uncertainty ahead, and our team is going to look a lot different next year. But I want to thank the 2016-17 Washington Capitals for being so much fun to watch and holding a special place in my heart. Thanks for everything.

Thor: The Dark World (liveblog) [x]

First of all, holy shit, you may only be able to see it for a moment (which I capped as best I could), but not only can you see the muscle of Thor’s arm, but you can see where Loki’s dagger supposedly sliced through bone.  Jfc.

Second.  This did not fool me for one solitary second, because I might believe that they would cut off Thor’s left hand, but his right?  No way in hell.  They barely know what to do with Thor as it is, they’re not going to make him lose his Mjolnir swinging hand!  But still it gave me the reaction that they wanted, that jolting JESUS CHRIST WHAT THE SHIT JUST HAPPENED reaction.

Third.  If you ask me to believe—even with a magically enchanted dagger (which we don’t know that that actually is, we see no charms put on it or anything)—that Loki could just chop right through Thor’s arm, I am going to scoff right in your face.  Even if it wasn’t Thor, chopping through limbs really, really is not that easy.  Also, THOR.  THE GUY WHO SHRUGS OFF A STABBING LIKE “EH, WHATEVER” AND GOES BACK TO LIGHTING UP CHITAURI LEVIATHANS.  (Also, there would be a shitload more blood or else the wound would have had to have been cauterized.  ALSO THOR.)

Fourth.  This is one of the few times that we see Loki cast an illusion that didn’t have the green flash first, but it does have it when Loki dismisses it. This is an interesting point of contention about whether or not Loki’s magic is dismissed by touching it and, personally, I maintain that that’s how it works, because you can see that Thor doesn’t actually touch the space where his hand is still hidden.  He grabs the vambrace beneath where the illusion is, so he wouldn’t actually be touching it.

Fifth.  Jane is not in on the plan to have Loki cut off Thor’s hand and likely not in on any of the plan.  They would have had time to tell her, while they were climbing up the mountain on their way to Makelith and the Ark, but they didn’t.  Which always struck me as… if you really care about someone and they’re really important to you, wouldn’t you let them in on the plan?  Especially when they’re right in the middle of it?

I’m not coming down on Thor for this, it may well have been that he decided not to tell her because she already had enough to worry about, it may have been because she was out for most of the discussion and he didn’t feel they had time to fill her in, it could just be that his protective instincts were in overgear, where he would take care of the whole thing and then she wouldn’t have to deal with remembering/acting her part.

But I find it interesting that this is yet another example of how Loki is closer to Thor than the woman Thor is in a relationship with.  Yes, he was necessary to the plan and Jane seems to totally understand that Thor was busy with other things, rather than telling her the plan, but it still struck me that Thor brought Loki in on this, but not Jane.