I thought that was you behind me!! I just didn't want to look like a dumbass asking you if you were on this hockey forum that I am a member of. It was nice to unofficial meet you or at least hear your commentary during the game!
It was a great comeback win after not having the greatest of 1st periods! Good to see our PP still going strong after the olympic break, but good Lord our PK needs some help in a bad way!!
At least you survived my daughter's phone assault in the third.
What you heard was me trying not to go into a full period long obscenity laced tirade. The PK sucked. We can blame Hutton for the softie all we want but that was a goal the Bolts should have scored moments earlier. Karma. The PP was deadly, buy we can't relapse into dependence on PP scoring. Weber continued his play from before the break which is a good sign with the only major gaffe when he was caught out and couldn't change leading to their first goal ... A series of errors there.
We sucked for too much of the 1st. We kept things tight at ES the rest of the game and capitalized on PP opportunities. Entertaining although frustrating at times.
Listening to Clune on the post game Trotz told the team to keep at it. Said he liked what he saw of them in the first and kept the guys calm. Said Trotz would tell the team if they were playing good or bad, regardless of the score. (Not just last night but in general.)
Really, Trotz thought they played well in the first and came out ready to play? I was ready to kill someone with how lethargic they looked. They looked like they were skating in sand, had no chemistry but at least kept themselves within striking distance to get back in it. Luckily Clune gets into a scrap which to me was hysterical because he can't fight but it got the crowd in to it and in doing so go the crowd in to it, they take a stupid penalty and boom, we're right back in it. Go figure. I was thinking of leaving after the first.
It was fun being back there for a game. Glad we won. Let's see what the next week holds for our guys.
LOL. But he made two plays on St. Louis in the closing 30 seconds that sealed the game. He broke up a back door pass where Marty was all alone on the back door which was a gorgeous play by him and then he mugged Marty along the boards and in doing so cleared the puck to virtually run out the clock. He took care of business at the most important time of the game. And yeah, he was a -1 for the night.
The first period was pretty even. The second goal was one Hutton would want back for sure. No clue why he was backed into the net as much as he was but oh well. The second and third periods we really dominated play. Tampa is a good team to and this was not going to be an easy win. If the Predators play like this the rest of the year consistantly I can see them making a run for that final playoff spot. The key is "consistantly" as we have lacked that all year to this point.
Last night was so much fun....after the 1st period. I wasn't really surprised with the start but was very nicely surprised with the fight to get back in it. Lots of energy in the crowd after the Clune scrap. He did his job.