Saturday, January 16, 2010

Chapter 39

The Eastern Conference finals were starting and the Penguins had the home advantage so the first two games were in Pittsburgh. The games were intense and the Penguins won the first two games but they were close. Then they headed to Raleigh, North Carolina and played the next two games and the Hurricanes won the first one and then the Penguins won the second game.

Now they were back in Pittsburgh, and Kris was psyched because if they won tonight they won the Eastern Conference and move into the Stanley Cup finals. Andi and Luc were in the stands with all the rest of the Penguins wives and girlfriends. It was an extremely intense game with lots of scoring chances and a few fights. But the game ended with the Penguins winning 3 to 1.

After the game Kris found Andi chatting with Kate while they watched Luc run around the room.

"Hey sweetheart" Kris said walking over to Andi and pulling her into his embrace and kissing her.
"Hey Tangers. Great game!" Andi said smiling at her husband.
"Hey Kate, how are you?" Kris asked as he held Andi close.
"I am good just waiting on my superstar boyfriend to get finished with all the reporters but its all good" Kate said smiling.
"Yeah Poor Siddo will be in there forever since he is the captain but its his world" Kris joked.
Kate nodded and then Andi, Kris and Luc said their goodbyes and they headed home.

The Penguins would be playing the Colorado Avalanche for the Stanley Cup this year. Andi was excited because she loved Colorado and had family out there. It was going to be another nailing biting series for the Stanley Cup and Kris and his teammates were all ready because they had done it once and it was time to do it again!


Kris and Andi had made a major decision while the playoffs had been going on. They were looking for a new house since they were getting ready to have another baby. They realized that Andi's little apartment had been fine for the three of them but now that Baby Tangers #2 was coming along, they needed more room. So Andi and Kris had been looking at houses in Pittsburgh that fit their needs. They decided that when the playoffs were done that was when they would move into their dream home.

Friday, January 1, 2010

Chapter 38

Andi's pregnancy had started getting easier after the loss of one of the fetuses but there was still one baby for Kris and Andi too look forward to having in their family. It sucked to lose a baby and Andi and Kris dealt with it the best they could. They went to a counselor that the doctor had recommended and that helped out a lot.

Meanwhile the Penguins were in the playoffs again and it was intense practices and games. But Kris was up for it because that was his job. Andi was dealing with it too because in a sense she was a single parent since Kris was in playoff mode. Andi did not mind because she loved being with her baby boy who was actually growing up fast. Luc was now walking, talking and having a personality of his own. Luc was very independent and wanting to get into everything. Andi was glad she had a curious little boy on her hands and not a shy kid that had to be with his parents all the time.

One evening Andi and Luc were at the game with several of the Penguin wives and girlfriends enjoying the game. The Penguins were playing the Flyers in the first round of the playoffs. Of course it was a very high paced game and both teams were not backing down. The game was tied until the third period when out of nowhere Sidney sent a rocket of a shot at the Flyer goalie and scored. Mellon Arena went wild and of course Kate was ecstatic because that was her guy. Sidney and Kate had recently decided to get a place together so of course Andi was happy for her best friend.

The Penguins won that game and went on to sweep the Flyers in four games and then move onto the second round to play the Canadians.

During the second round of the playoffs the Penguins had a harder time against the Canadians. They lost the first game but came back won the next three games but the Canadians were undeterred and won the fifth game but when the game came back to Mellon for game six the Penguins had been given a lecture from Coach Bylsma.

Kris took that lecture to heart and went out and played the game of his career and surprised everyone by getting a hat trick and winning the game for the Penguins. They were going to the Eastern Conference finals again.

That evening at home Andi and Kris were snuggled together in bed enjoying watching the recap of the game.

"Kris, I am so proud of you. That was an unbelievable game and I think you wowed everyone" Andi said looking at Kris who smiled and leaned over to kiss Andi.
"Thanks sweetheart. I realized I needed to do something because I did not want to lose and end my dream to get the Stanley Cup again" Kris said pulling Andi close.
"Yeah I have a feeling you guys are going to go all the way to the top" Andi said smiling at Kris who leaned over for another passionate kiss. Then Andi cuddled closer to Kris and they fell asleep in each others arms.

The Penguins had to wait a little bit to find out who their opponent would be for the finals because the Hurricanes and the Maple Leafs were playing a game seven and it would not happen for two more days. So the guys were having some very intense practices so that they would be in game form for whoever they ended up playing.

Kris was exhausted every evening and so Andi made sure their evenings were relaxing. The three of them would hang out and watch kid movies and have fun family dinners together.

Finally the Penguins found out that they were playing the Hurricanes in the finals and it worked out that the Penguins had home ice advantage for this round.

Everyone was looking forward to another intense and action pack series between the Penguins and the Hurricanes. The Eastern conference finals were about to begin.