Just once, I would like to feel secure about our game when we're leading heading into the third. Not that I'm not glad we won, mind you. But the agony of watching the lead slowly get smaller and smaller is almost more than I can take sometimes.
Do not like:
We have been very lucky to stay so healthy thus far and now it seems we might have caught a little injury bug.
Kevin Klein going down with an upper body injury so early in the game. While we as fans might harp on him a lot for being a source of many a defensive breakdown, he is still a solid defenseman. Having him out of the lineup shakes up our chemistry once again. Expect the resident Duncan Yo-Yo spokesman, Alexander Sulzer, to be called up from Milwaukee any moment now.
Martin Erat getting a knee to knee hit in the second period and then not returning to the game. If you recall, Erat's previous knee to knee hit was caused by an unfortunate teammate to teammate collision between he and Jason Arnott during a Red Wings game three seasons ago. That hit put him out of the game for six weeks. I can not stress how much this can not be the case again.
JP Dumont, are you reading my blog? I called you out for being non-existent in these last few games and then you come out and assist on one goal and then score the eventual game winner. Are you slowly working your way back into my heart again? I think you might. Also, thank you for living up to your Iron Man status with me. That stick to the face looked like it hurt really bad (judging by the words I saw come out of your mouth, tisk tisk) and yet, you came back and played anyway. This is why I love you.
Patric Hornqvist. Seriously. I like everything about that boy right now. He is quickly becoming the catalyst for so many great plays on the ice.
While the Predators played in St. Louis, the Admirals played at home in Milwaukee and kicked some serious ice. Cal O'Reilly, Mike Santorelli, Dave Scatchard and my surrogate son Colin Wilson all scored in the 7-1 win over the Rockford Icehogs. I think we should feel confident in whomever we call up next as a forward should we need someone to fill in for Erat.
Now on to Columbus, where things have not been going so well for the Bluejackets. Can the Predators once again pummel their little brothers in Ohio and continue their dominance of this Central division rival? My guess is yes...but you never know, especially if Columbus is pissed. And if I was Columbus, I'd be REAL pissed.