I had a lot of things I was going to say about the past two games but my internet connection foiled those plans. Instead, I will just throw out a few tidbits that managed to somehow stay fresh in my mind during this crazy weekend.
12/31/09 - Nashville at Columbus: W 2-1 OT
It shouldn't take us almost an entire sixty minutes to score ONE GOAL against Columbus. It just shouldn't. With that being said, congratulations to Andreas Thuresson for tallying his first NHL career goal. Now I can't be so critical of him being the filler for Jerred Smithson on that second line.
The loss of Martin Erat (even if only for a week) has already left its mark on our offense. Sometimes he can be that needed spark on the ice to get the puck moving. Thank goodness that knee-on-knee contact just resulted in a strain. It could have been so much worse.
01/02/10 - Anaheim at Nashville: W 1-3
It's weird how quickly a game can go when there are very minimal penalties called on either side. While Anaheim always plays a physical game, I was still surprised that they stayed disciplined enough to only take a couple of penalties.
I love a good Shea Weber shot from the point...especially when it results in a goal.
The look on David Legwand's face as he headed to the locker room after the third period was priceless. He was just as confused as the rest of us, wondering why the scoreboard didn't read 3-1 after his empty netter.
For once, I don't mind that Coach Trotz has reverted back to his "Dance of the Rotating Goalies". Both Elly and Peks are doing a great job in net right now.
Congratulations are in order for all Predators who got the call for their respective country's Olympic team: Martin Erat (Czech Republic), Marcel Goc (Germany), Patric Hornqvist (Sweden), Alexander Sulzer (Germany), Ryan Suter (US) and Shea Weber (Canada). There is another player who I could mention but I really don't want to go there because I might get all riled up and that's no way to start the new year so I'm just going to leave it alone. But don't think I don't know he's going, because I do. Anyway....I love the Olympics, whether it be the winter or summer games. With six players headed to Vancouver, our organization will be well represented. Come game time, however, I'm Team USA all the way.
With the holiday season over, my posting should return to normal now.
Happy New Year everyone!