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Blake, that was a terrific story. The statistic you cited regarding the 154 goals last seson vs. the 16 goals during the first quarter of the schedule for those players listed was so descriptive. I have been "hollering" on this blog regarding our lack of offense for some time now. Many people seem to think we will be OK when the players on IR come back. Even Al Sims mentioned it in the article. I hope so but I'm not convinced. There seems to be a hesitation on going to the net, yet how many players have stated that "crashing" the net needs to be done. Then do it!! The first goal Thomas scored was a great example of what can happen when a player parks himself there. Anyway, thanks for the article. It may have been the best Komet story written this year. It was very revealing in a number of different areas.
Thanks for explaining how Leo got credited for his first goal. I saw Warner take the shot and was sure Brandon scored it . Even after watching the replay, I thought it was Warner's. Guess I didn't see the part where Leo swiped at it with his stick. Guess my eyes are getting too old for this stuff!
Teresa, your eyes aren't too old because you could barely see it after slowing down the replay and looking at it a few times. Same with Huk's goal. I was kidding the off-ice officials because their eyes weren't good enough to see it. You almost had to go frame-by-frame. It's funny because if the defenseman had not hit it, there was no doubt it was hit with a high stick, either, and would not have counted. He barely, and I mean barely, ticked it but it counts.
Guy was the first guy to come over and immediately ask for the change. He knew it right away. That is just the kind of player & Captain he is. Straight up all the time.
Flint's bench was screaming that the puck had been played with a high stick. I don't think they realized at the time it was their guy who put the puck in the net. I know I didn't- too many people in front of the net to see for sure.
Congratulations Blake for the HSPA award. Well deserved.
I think with Sunday's being "Wendy's Family Night" they should start a new promotion where you get a free burger or frosty everytime you can hear Big Al drop the F-Bomb from across the ice.. After last nights game, I'd be eating free all week..
Thank you, Steve.
JM, that is hilarious, but true. I think Al and Bob Langdon are no longer best buds.
I saw Leo take a baseball bat swing at it. I just didn't see the defenseman hit it, too. But that's good. I was wondering if it would count, but then I wasn't sure it could be reviewed at this level anyway. I figured it was just the referee's call and I wasn't about to complain!
Er... Are you sure about that Smith goal will 5:25 left in regulation? The official scoresheet online says it came at 2:31, and I do remember it being much earlier in the third period than that.
It was 2:31 and that's official!
Jungle Monkey, I think we could extend that to the colorful vocabulary of Sean O'Connor as well....we sit in 218 occasionally, and WOW. He lets that one fly with abandon. And loudly. My son thinks it is funny. I'm just glad the kid is well-behaved enough not to repeat it, or I'd be in trouble! I'm just glad I did not hear that when I was there Sunday....I was sitting with half the Black Mite hockey team, and I just know I'd have gotten blamed for that little addition to their vocab!
You would not want to sit by me. I hear every word loud and clear. Some are louder and clearer than others.