It was a big win for us last night, as we defeated the 4th place Mayhem by a score of 7-3.
I’ve had a good record against the Mayhem, and I wanted that streak to continue. Also, a win was necessary for us to have a playoff shot as the 8th seed
One thing about Motion. If we bring our game, we can play against any team in our league. Bringing our game hasn’t been done that often, in fact, last night was only the tird time. If we don’t bring our game, we get our tails kicked, and made to look really bad.
The game started out looking like it was one game where we left our game at the door. Most of the first period, the game was played in my defensive zone. I was taking a barrage of shots. One thing that was different this time- my D was clearing the rebounds (In fact, my D never played better for the entire game, except for an occasional screen. I did let in one near the end of the first (screened). At the end of the first we were up 3-1.
The game shifted and I really didn’t see that much action in the 2nd. In fact, the game in general was one of those I dread where I was seeing a lot of action, then none. Doesn’t do much to keep you in the game. I did make some key saves, let in two (one was screened, the other I should have had). At the end of the second, we were tied 3-3.
The third period was an exciting period. While Mayhem was in the playoffs, they were playing as if a win was needed to make it. As for Motion, we ALL played a great game. It was probably the best period I have ever had. Action on both sides, but we took the win 7-3.
It was probably my best game this session. I was very pleased to get this win. I do feel the score could have easily gone the other direction had it not been for my game.
I did go into the game a bit districted. The team’s old goalie, who will be my replacement next session, was in the adjoining locker room getting ready for his game, and kept popping into the locker room. The captain told me “he had quit or was asked to leave the Fireballs”. Obviously not the case. And he had a rather lengthy chat with the captain before the game.
Maybe I am making something out of nothing, but it did provide a distraction. And I’m thinking that I was pretty much lied to. The worst part- our captain did not say one word to me, not even “good game”. And if it wasn’t for me bringing my game, they would have lost. If that is the attitude he carries, I really don’t want to play for him.
Now it’s wait and see if we make the playoffs. We needed one team to lose, and based on the way they have played, and the team they were playing, it should have happened. We would be the last seed, and would play the number one seed, Worthington Industries. The only other team we have beaten, handing them their first and I will presume, only loss in the regular season.