It was a hard fought, but fun game. At least we got one point with a 3-3 tie after OT. We are now 1-1-1.
We played a lot better last night. In fact , most of the game was played in our offensive zone. The opposing goalie had an incredible game. He took a lot of shots, and I think we were lucky to get three past him.
I did see a fair number of shots as well. The first goal, I would like to take back. A shot from the point, I should have had it. I was screened a bit, but still saw it coming. The second goal came off the third or fourth rebound. The last goal I gave up came late in the third. It was in traffic, and I really had a hard time keeping sight of the puck. It was on the third or fourth rebound, and was a deflection of my blocker when I was trying to do a stick save.
Overall I was pleased with my game. It was a huge improvement over the previous week, and I made some key saves late, including breakways (I had one really sweet save!) that kept us in it.
I have to admit, I went into the game thinking I was not prepared for it. I was not able to get to any stick n pucks or drop ins this week. All I had done was ride my trainer.
In four weeks, this is where we will be!
My first trip to Vegas in 15 years, and the first real trip David and I have made together!
It was a tough 7-2 loss last night.
It was tough for me. There were some line adjustments, meaning I did not have the same D in front of me last night. They did play a good solid game, although there were some lapses. I made some good saves, but we weren’t clearing the rebounds. The captain was apologetic, and offered encouragement to me in the team email.
Rough sledding last night to say the least. That was a quality team that obviously had their act together. Thanks for battling in the net Dave, I’ve seen my share just pack it in on a night like that… you made some great first saves, as a whole, we just didn’t take care of business in front of the net for you… never mind “Gigantor the Goalie” at the other end. It’s not like we didn’t generate any offensive pressure… I’m pretty sure that guy was the monster in that new “Cloverfield” movie!
And to be honest, we had a tough time offensively. Not that we weren’t getting any shots, but we couldn’t find a way to get anything past a goalie this size of the monster in Cloverfield!
BUT…. I gave up goals of weird deflections that could have made the difference.
And not to make excuses, but I did have a Crohn’s flareup that did have an impact on my game. I hate you Crohn’s !!!!
Beautiful, unbelievable goal by Rich Nash. The score was 3-3. This was the game winner with :21 seconds left!
Yeah, I’ve said it before. But this time, I REALLY mean it.
I got back on the bike for the first serious ride since early December. The holidays are over, time to leave the excuses at the back door. Racing season starts too soon.
I actually had a decent 45 minute ride on the trainer. Especially considering the lack of time I have had on the bike.
I’ve got a 2 month head start over last year. And I only weighed in at 182. I was expecting something closer to 190.
The winter session started last night. Nights Owls against the Flying A’s. Night Owls took the win, 8-6.
I have to admit I went into the game nervous. New team, new league. But, I also felt the move up was good for me. I was confident that I was ready to make the move as I feel I can play better at a higher level.
I feel really good about my game, though there was a bit of a lapse late. More on that later. And I actually have some defense, and in last night’s case, very good defense. Clearing the pucks, few screens. few odd man rushes.
We were ahead 2-0 at the end of the first. I gave up my first goal late in the first, on a breakaway. (Didn’t see too many of those, for a change) As the second period started, I gave up a second goal. The one time I screened. Actually I had a piece of it with my stick. I gave up another in the second. It was a weird deflection off my shoulder.
We were on a roll in the second. I really didn’t see much action on my end. Which,for my, is always scary. I need something to keep my in the game. We were up something like 5-3. maybe 6-3, at the end of the second.
Things changed in the third, and the A’s kicked it up a notch. Which was a wake up for me. What really hurt me was my defense really let down for just a few minutes late in the third. I had become too dependent on what had been my stellar defense. My game went down, and the other team noticed and took advantage of it. I have up three goals quick and late in the period, but I held on, making some good saves to preserve the win.
I didn’t see as many shots as I expected. It was a win, albeit it an ugly win. But it was fun, and a it was a good way to get the session started.