It still stings a little to think about this game and all that transpired. I don't have it in me to do a proper recap because I have a feeling I would go off on a tangent of epic proportions.
In an effort to show some restraint, I'm choosing to find a few positive takeaways from the game instead of focusing on what I can not change.
1. I like that Kevin Klein was involved in every scrap last night. It showed that wasn't afraid to defend his teammates and for a guy that doesn't get much play; I have to really respect him for that.
2. Rich Peverley was the surprise fight of the night and he held his own. I always enjoy seeing fights pop up from unexpected players.
3. Major kudos are in order for an unbelievable full-team effort on the second period seven minute penalty kill. The extra long shift that had Joel Ward caught out there without a stick was an especially noteworthy performance.
4. The less-than-sold out crowd support during the aforementioned penalty kill was outstanding. Seriously, it was so loud in the Sommet that I thought for a second I was at a playoff game.
5. Love, love, LOVE Jason Arnott's quote from Brandon Felder's post-game blog. That is why I think he fits the role of our captain so well
This was the type of game that becomes much-discussed and not easily forgotten. This was the type of game that incites the players, coaches and fans alike.
Ultimately, this was the type of game that defines us as a team. We're not going down without a fight and if we go down, we're going all in.