Last night, we played the 2nd place team (49 GF, 22 GA) with a 7-3 record. Our record, 2-8.
It was one of those late games that I hate so much (10:30PM). Having to be into work at 6AM makes it more tough. (I got about 2 hrs of sleep).
First period we went down 3-0. I dont think I played that bad, in fact, I made some really good saves. Once again, my D was nowhere to be found, or should I say, playing out of position as usual. If the puck was in our zone, I could count on someone being left alone at the point. In some ways, I think they played out of position more than usual last night. Every goal I gave up, I was left hanging. At least some of my guys know that and admitted it.
I had a better second period, we were down 4-0 at the end. We were getting plenty of shots on goal, but the other goalie played a good game and had solid defense in front of him.
I guess I could say that after the 3rd, I was pissed, tired, and my ankle was bothering me to the point where I really gave up, I’m sorry to say. Especially after the breakway and that fact that we played 2 minutes with a 2 man advantage, and still couldn’t find the back of the net. In fact, most of that time, the puck was in my zone.
Somehow, we managed to get in 3 quick goals, to make the score 6-3. I did get back into the game mentally, but it was too late. That and the fact that we really let up after that point.
An 8-3 loss.