We know you’re feeling as we do today, and we also know there’s not a whole lot available to assuage our collective agony, but try this: read this terrific tale about Brooks Laich’s Wednesday night/early Thursday morning.
It goes like this: Mother and daughter are driving home out of the District distraught by the game 7 outcome. They hit a pothole. Tire goes flat. Mom calls AAA. Mom receives the typical AAA response — “We’ll be right there . . . not.”
Immobilized on the Roosevelt Bridge, outfitted in their red Caps’ sweaters, mother and daughter await aid in the vulnerable darkness of city night. Suddenly, a Saskatchewan knight in shining armor pulls over.
Brooks Laich, tire-changer.
Mother and daughter rescued.
Losing sucks, and losing in game 7 Super Sucks, but giving our hearts to hockey players — and most especially having hockey players in our community — is ever a blessing.