Panel 1: We see him and Ted at a bar watching the Stanley Cup playoffs on a plasma screen TV. The play-by-play guy tells us Smednik passes the puck to Biffnobb who drops it to Podwilski. Podwilski shoots.....
Panel 2: ....and SCORES!!!!!!
Panel 3: As the announcer reminds us that Wilson has made a great move in these, the last minutes of a close game, Ted and John are agape with expectation.
Panel 4: The excellence of Wilson's move (flipping the puck to Hogwilt who slides it over to Thripp) causes the two men to have grand mal seizures.
Panel 5: Their silhouettes are horrified to learn that Thripp is poke-checked by Fogarty who is in turn knocked off the puck by Zytaruk who skates in.....
Panel 6: ....and has his shot deflected by the goalie. This, for some reason, delights them. I can't figure out why because Lynn's impersonation of what color commentary sounds like has me confused.
Panel 7: In any event, we're now told that Fogarty's stealing the puck from Milflapp is a good thing.
Panel 8: I guess it is because he scores.
Panel 9: As they leave the bar Ted tells John that they played a great game that night. John agrees....
Panel 10: ....because he's exhausted.
Summary: This is yet another example of a Patterson being an enthusiastic spectator at a sporting event; since Lynn is only being mildly ironic and their enthusiasm is never at Elly's expense, I think she views this as a good thing. It's not Elly's thing but it's not a bad thing.