Late night game, late night tidbits:
What a way to start the game...Joel Ward comes back with a vengeance, scoring a goal with just over two minutes in the first period, short handed AND on a breakaway. I had to blink a few times because I wasn't sure if I was seeing that correctly. Thank you, Joely.
So Erat's last name should really be pronounced "Air-ot"? I am not going to be able to remember that. And why wait so long to tell somebody they've been saying it wrong all these years?
Okay, either I was really sleepy and things weren't exactly processing correctly or I was watching a super speedy version of this game. The first period seemed to be on fast forward.
Nice pressure by the line of Sullivan-Goc-Hornqvist right before the end of the first period. Really like what I saw from that line. Drawing a penalty and then we score on the power play. Nice job. Niiiiice.
That "roughing" penalty on Dan Ellis was pure CRAP. I mean, seriously refs? Seriously?! Horrible call that resulted in Vancouver scoring the equalizer early in the second. I'm still shaking my head over that one.
Ryan Suter made some amazing defensive plays tonight. He was all over the place and pretty much always exactly where we needed someone to be. I wonder if that alternate captain for the 2010 USA Olympic team had anything to do with his seemingly stepped up play...
Speaking of some good plays, Dan Hamhuis was on it tonight as well. Definitely impressed with his game for once. And what a ring off the post late in the second.
I'm not really sure what Henrik Sedin was doing to Dan Ellis at the end of the second period and I'm not really sure I want to know...but let's just say it looked a little Brokeback Mountain to me. I'm also pretty sure it wasn't consensual.
Marcel Goc missed two prime scoring chances with wide open nets in front of him. Not too sure what's up with him here lately but something's off.
My goodness, the refs were just calling all kinds of crazy penalties tonight. Purely crap calls on both sides of the ice.
Shea Weber comes through with another cannon from the point. Man, do I love seeing that.
I'd have more to say but my eyelids are fighting with me. I liked what I saw tonight though. Good effort and not too much to complain about. Hoping the boys can pull it out again tomorrow night at Edmonton against the ailing Oilers.