The weather was pleasant on the 2nd of May, 2010. On the horizon, a storm was approaching. The townsfolk of Philadelphia knew that soon their battleground would be defended by their Orange and Black nights. It was the Bruin clan that was here to wage war in Game 2.
Things began the way we all wanted. Young warrior JVR struck twice, putting us in a glorious position to take control before the spectators had finished their first beverage. Captain Richards did not have the services of Lieutenant Pronger, yet at this point it seemed that would not matter. However, things quickly swung the other way The black and gold challengers pushed back, remained in their trenches, and regained any ground they had lost. Prince Boucher failed to secure what he was sworn to protect, despite having a clear opportunity to deflect the enemy projectile away. Shortly thereafter, the two sides went into a brief ceasefire, aiming to amend their strategy. With a stirring rally cry, General Laviolette boosted troop morale, and the Flyers went on a massive offensive.
Unfortunately, Boston had completed construction of their ultimate weapon, the Wall of Thomas. Philadelphia sent in a solo assassin, code name Briere, but he was turned aside. They attempted long range missile launches, but they too only cracked the wall, without breaking through. Through a study of blue prints, they felt that there might be a secret passage by drawing Boston to one side, and then sending an attack from the other side. The Leino/Giroux system had worked well in past battles, yet, the wall stood tall. JVR continued to be a one man battalion, drawing cheers from the hilltops, but he too could no strike again. This relentless attack continued, but to no avail. Finally, darkness settled without a winner, but the battle raged on.
And then, in a flash, it was over. It happened so quickly, that people were unsure what had happened. Boston’s special import Krejci managed to land a 3rd and final kill shot. Visual intel was reviewed and confirmed that the two sides were done for the night, and Boston had gained a severe edge in this war.
Modern strategy suggests that each side shall regroup for a day, and reconvene for battle tomorrow night, in the New England area. For those who support Philadelphia, do not give up hope. No matter the obstacle, it can be overcome. Right now, there is a wall that must be penetrated. Let’s hope we can find a way before it is too late.
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