Don't have too much to say...I had some stuff write, but we headed for the bar afterwards and I forgot everything I was gonna say. Well, here goes nothing.
I had some good seats again, but I switched after the 1st period and sat with my buddy who had better seats.
Nobody really stood out tonight, other than goaltender Danis. He was outstanding. Higgins had another strong game. Same for Plekanec and Ferland. Morgan didn't have a strong game like he did yesterday. Thinel had a nice goal, the only one of the game, late in the 3rd. Kostitsin showed a few flashes of brilliance.
Suomaleinen (sp?) had a strong game again tonight for the RR's. He's the only player that really stands out to me. Very fast, good with the puck.
Got to see the heavyweight matchup I was anticipating. Ivanans and Thompson squared off early on. They were dancing around for about 10 seconds before finally starting to throw some punches. Nobody really connected though. It was a draw.
In retaliation to the hit from behind last night, what does Rocky do??? Spears Steve Ott in the mid-section. Needless to say, Thompson hit the showers early.
That's about all I have to say. It was a defensive struggle for the most part, until the 3rd, where Hamilton dominated. It could've easily been a RR win tonight though. Danis bailed the team out on a few occasions.
Still, it was a very nice change from last night's game. Not nearly as many mistakes. You can see that this is a team led by Doug Jarvis. They played a very sound defensive game, and jumped on the odd opportunity they got. They cut down on the stupid penalties as well, which is good to see.
Well, that's about all I have to today. It's 3:30 in the morning...time for bed.