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11-30-2007, 08:13 AM
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One of the most exciting games I have seen for a while, just as a pure hockey fan....props to both teams....great game.

Some observations:

Don't underestimate the effect of Volchenkov being out the rest of the game after that first blocked shot that lead to Hamhuis's goal with a hand injury....he is their rock back there, much like Zanon is to us, but even more talented at what he does.

As much as Erat dominated out there....JP Dumont may have played his best game as a Predator.....he was directly responsible for the 1st, 2nd, and game winning goal as well as shooting in the third one with a perfectly placed shot and a quick release. His only lapse was on corvo's goal as he was caught down low when Corvo walked in unmolested.

Give major kudos for bonk's line holding down maybe the best line in hockey for 2 1/2 periods....they will probably not get the credit they deserve for this one.

Ellis played a decent game for giving up 5 goals....none of those shots that he gave up were gimmmes.
-Corvo pefectly placed blast while he was being screened.....
-Vermette's rebound goal may have been the one he wants back....if he holds onto the rebound of Robitaille's shot, this one doesn't go in.
-Heatley's ...this one was unstoppable for any goalie
-Spezza's beautiful tip deflection as that one was heading wide....Ellis had no chance.
-alfredson's that was just a goal scorer's goal.....off both posts and in point blank....pretty shot

We may look back at this game as the defining game of the season.....

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