Friday, February 08, 2008
2/7 - Preds v. Frightening
OBSERVATIONS FROM BOX 2
(courtesy of the Nashville Predators message boards)
a game that you simply have to say a few things about... and then try to forget;
...the game after an OT loss is what determines how you ultimately mentally feel about that OT loss. win the next game, and the point gained in this one looks so much better (you think, we've gained points in 2 consecutive games). lose saturday, and this OT loss looks so much worse (you think we've now lost two in a row).
...a point we certainly didn't deserve.
...hope the lethargic play was the flu.
...hordichuk was terrible. taking those two unforced icings helped give them the momentum.
...our forwards lost all battles for the puck in our defensive end along the boards.
...our forwards pretty much stunk in every facet of the game. only 10 total shots by our forwards in this whole game.
...we focused far too much on worrying about lecavalier's line. we reacted to them, not them to us.
...we should have led 3-0 after the first period. but we we lucky we also weren't behind 3-1 after two periods.
...don't care what stats say, they had zero real scoring chances in the entire first period.
...to play so well in the first, made this tougher to watch.
...the turning point was of course, the 3 minute stretch in the 2nd when our 4th line couldn't get the puck for 3 minutes, and took 3 icings.
...ellis with a good game. two rebound goals, the first being unavoidable, the second not.
...2 goals in 2 games yet 3 points. a minor miracle.
...the normal 13k people there. the same 10 thousand you can truly depend on to support this team, with the normal rotation of about 2-5 casual gawkers. a shame there's not more interest.
oh well. have to simply block this one from the memory banks. we have to start getting some offense somewhere else other than rads and dumont. has to come from the pp or from legwand/bonk/erat or the blueline. anywhere. if not, it's going to kill us the second rads cools off.
Posted by Section 303 at 8:11 AM