Once again, I really hate three point games, but, point taken.
We could have actually grabbed both points last night if we hadn't of waited until the second period to starting playing hockey. Everything about the first period was just sad.
I was glad to see Ryan Jones start making an impact because I figured it was only a matter of time before Trotz got annoyed with him again. If he keeps on a roll, maybe he'll find himself in the lineup more regularly. He deserves the chance to show us what he's capable of.
I love how Shea Weber full on punched a guy in the head during the first period and the refs didn't notice at all. And yet, he somehow still ended up with three penalties against him for the night. I'm not sure what happened but three trips to the box is pretty abnormal for someone as disciplined as Shea.
Trying to decide how long Trotz is going to keep Dan Hamhuis and Kevin Klein together this time around before he realizes that the combination isn't effective together. Dan Hamhuis by himself, on the other hand...he made a brilliant defensive play in the first period that left Pekka Rinne saying "I owe you one, buddy".
With Jordin Tootoo likely out with a broken foot and rookie Cody Franson sent back down to Milwaukee this morning, it looks like Wade Belak and Alexander Sulzer will see some more ice time in the coming weeks. I'd love, love, LOVE to see a Colin Wilson call up at some point but I'm not really sure where he'd fit in right now.
In yet another back-to-back of the season (is it just me or have we had a lot of them already this year?), the boys head out to Columbus today to get ready for the third of six match ups between the Bluejackets this season. The Predators have won both of the previous meetings, but both have come through overtime decisions. It would be really nice to not have a divisional game result in another three point outcome. I'll be out of pocket tomorrow night so I will not be covering the game at all. Since I won't be able to watch the game, I kind of have a feeling it will be a good one...because that's just my luck.
Do work, boys.