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Blog 2 - Friday, April 17 The night of game one, I was filming past midnight at Lambert Airport here in St. Louis. This meant running back and forth between set and the Admirals Club to find a TV that wasn’t playing CNN. I didn’t get to see nearly as much as I would have wanted. I did get to see the Blues blow a ridiculously long 5 on 3 (nice going). That certainly made my night. Tonight I’m shooting in an airplane hanger on the outskirts of the Lambert tarmac... Finding a TV is going to be tough. Might just have to keep refreshing my iPhone.
I’ve learned something in the last week. While the people of St. Louis are incredibly kind, generous, and patient... this all changes very quickly if you start insulting their hockey franchise. I even got the ire of an older woman who was one of the background extras on Wednesday night.
For the record, I really have enjoyed living in this city since January. It has been nothing but welcoming to my film crew and has truly felt like home for me.
And for the record (and I mean this from the bottom of my heart), I hope the city suffers a crushing defeat in this playoff series. I hope it haunts them for years. Ten years from now, I hope you’re still blaming it on something as weak as the team getting the flu.
That said, I’ll tell you what... if the Canucks lose the series... I will wear a Blues jersey the following day on set from call time to wrap.
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For six months, it's a really good accomplishment. But as soon as April [11, the end of the regular season] comes around, no one thinks about the regular season anymore. For six months, it's a real battle to get into the playoffs in the NHL these days. There are a lot of good teams, and it takes consistency over a long time.
— Ducks coach Bruce Boudreau on clinching a playoff berth after a win against the Islanders on Saturday