The Penguins had one big issue on the ice: Sean Ovary. Strike that out! The left winger’s real name is Sean Avery, but a fan at the Pittsburgh Penguins game Nov. 15 at the Consol Energy Center decided to poke fun at the very merry last name showing off a jersey on the Jumbotron. This didn’t bother the New York Rangers much, since they scored in the second period with a goal from former Penguin Erik Christensen to take the lead 1-0.
In the third period, the Penguins took advantage and scored back-to-back goals 38 seconds apart. Pittsburgh’s Chris Kunitz tied it, then followed by Matt Cooke, who scored from the left circle past New York goaltender Henrik Lundqvist. After the goal, Lundqvist threw a broken stick in frustration.
And that is when Sean Avery took a turn in the penalty box for his teammate’s unsportsmanlike conduct. He sported the real brand name jersey as he would wear fashion and glasses on Vogue, where he interned two years ago. When all was thought lost, Marc Staal scored for the New York Rangers with a shot past a screened Fleury to tie the game 2-2.
The Penguins and the Rangers went into overtime.. New York Rangers Ryan Callahan and Brandon Dubinsky turned a two-on-one. Brandon Dubinsky skipped and defenseman Zbynek Michalek fell down on the ice. Ryan Callahan then shot the puck past Fleury for the overtime-winning goal.
The New York Rangers won the game in overtime 3-2. And whom do the Pittsburgh Penguins blame for the loss? Sean Ovary, or Sean Avery, who will go down in history as the only player to make up his own parodies on the ice.
If only now Avery would take the parody and donate money to women’s health issues, then he would redeem himself in the eyes of female hockey fans everywhere.
Many female fans still remember the “sloppy seconds” comment about Elisha Cuthbert. If we cheered for Avery, perhaps he could be forgiven!
The Diary of Vogue Intern Sean Avery. NYmag.com
The Sean Avery. seanavery.com
Aron, Jaime. Sean Avery Suspended From NHL Over For Elisha Cuthbert “Sloppy Seconds.”