You're absolutely right, it was Clitsome. Thought it was Bogo, my bad. And it wasn't Brouwer either as I originally said, it was Ovechkin cutting in front after the original shot. I somehow thought Brouwer was moving in as the 3rd guy.
Not saying Hainsey doesn't deserve blame on that goal, but there were two f'in Jets players that could've take Ribeiro out, and they just stood there completely dumbstruck.
Just a garbage effort all around. At least some random HF guys had Ribeiro in their pools though.
I watched the fight video again and I don't really see where Peluso got hurt. Maybe he hurt his hand, but he was high fiving fans on his way off. Or maybe he just didn't realize it until the adrenaline wore off.
Here it is
I wonder if he broke a finger while crushing the top of Volpatti's head, when he went down?
Clitsome was ripped in the postgame by Healy and rightfully so. Two goals scored by the Caps were partially his fault.
I don't get this. I don't see how he could possibly be blamed on the 2nd goal, that was without question Thorburn's responsibility. And now that I watch the 3rd goal again (the one that I was originally ripping Bogo apart for ), he probably deserves the least amount of blame for that goal. As soon as Little saw Hainsey wipe out, he should have been hustling to take Ribeiro, seeing as how Clitsome had to take Ovechkin cutting across. Little actually stopped moving his feet completely on that play.
I thought the Jets looked incredibly slow from the second period on.
Definitely. I could tell early in the 2nd that we were going to lose because Burmistrov wasn't moving his legs. Weird thing to say, I know, but you know when he's not skating - the rest of the team is catching a power nap.
Even in the 1st, the Jets were trying to get it going but couldn't. I don't know why teams go flat, but nothing was gonna fire them up. We just didn't have it today. I thought they tried hard and there were moments where individual players did some good things at times but it was a team wide funk. I wasn't expecting to win every game, just 2 of every 3 games. At least Washington doesn't pull ahead of us. Now all we need is some help from Florida to knock off the Canes but the Canes lead by 3 so far so we aren't gonna get any help.
I thought Peluso made the attempt to lite a fire but it didn't work and he got hurt to boot. A worthy attempt none the less. Hope he didn't suffer any serious damage. Wheeler took one for the team too and I thought he may have a serious injury but he gutted it out and came back. Good for him.
The PK was good. It's definitely coming around despite some setbacks. I liked the PP late in the 3rd but do not like Joki on the point.
It's Saturday nite. Saturday is Pizza nite. Time to forget about the game and look forward to the next one.
On another note, the place is dead quiet. Even when we were losing last year the place was loud. Now it's quiet unless we're winning. Lost the reputation of loudest arena in the league pretty quickly.
The Jets have played way better hockey on the road this year, and its not even close. They seem really tentative and allow the other team to dictate play at home.[/QUOTE]
OK, my comment here might get some pushback, but this isn't trolling. When my city lost its NHL team in the early '90s, I became a Jets fan. Came up to see some games in the old Arena and even had the honor of playing some pickup there. So I'm on your side and want the Jets to do well. But I've also been wondering why the Jets have the rarity of a worse home record than on the road. I think part of it, even if it's a small part, could be that the atmosphere there motivates the road team.
Yeah, I've read on other threads that some fans think other teams are intimidated at MTS Centre. I don't buy it. I remember once reading how fans were going to mock "Cindy" Crosby, then I watched him take on that challenge in a pre-game interview and then go out and score two goals. Today there was a "Crosby's better" chant, but Ovechkin seems to have done just fine, a +2, an assist, tied for top on his team in shots. These pro players are among the most competetive people in the world, and if you want to wave that kind of red flag in front of them, you're going to get a response, and it's not going to be intimidation. On the game day thread today there were complaints that the Caps seemed to be winning most of the races to the puck. That's what a motivated team does. Maybe my theory's wrong - I hope it is because I'd like to see a Cup raised there some day and you need every possible advantage to get there. I just don't get why it's in any way smart to give a road team an extra bit of motivation - must make their coach's job easier. By the way, speaking of Cups, does MTS still hang the old Victorias' Stanley Cup and Jets' Avco Cup banners like they did at the Arena? Great to see history remembered like that. Hope you get that 4th Cup some day!
I'm pretty choked about my man Tony P.
I really liked what he brought to the line up, Noel mentioned weeks, hopefully he won't miss too much time.
I'm worried he'll lose his spot. Not cause he did something wrong rather after a few weeks its easy to forget that he was more than a goon.
Either way this game sucked and I will never speak of it again.