I'm glad you all liked this piece, I was up until 5:30 AM after the game putting it together. I had some interviews with some Flames players too and had to send those quotes to the CGY guy aswell as some brief comments for the NYR writer courtsey of Ron Low.
I can't even put into words how much I am enjoying doing this and being able to share it with you readers is terrific, even better because you seem to like what I write and always encourage me for more.
like others said Guy, it sounds like you captured some of the feeling of the dressing room... anybody can write "so and so said this, so and so said that," heck, we see it on the interviews between periods: some guy sweaty, just got off the ice, breathing hard, "Yeah, we tried really hard and we just happened to score [more|less] than the other team, we'll go out and try to x next period" etc. Can't blame them, but...
I like knowing how the players looked, as well as what they were saying.
Thanks Guy! I've tried writing like that, it's a ***** to do it consistently like you seem to be able to do. :-)