The boys picked up the slack last night against the Avs and Corey Perry netted all three goals for the win. A couple of Colorado fans even acknowledged the hat trick, so I say thank you to you kind souls who either don’t hold a grudge or simply believe that witnessing a hat trick is pretty cool.
Curtis McElhinney filled in for a fatigued Jonas Hiller and proved his worth by blanking the Avs in a win that we needed.
A statement that’s gonna get more and more repetitive as the season goes on.
San Jose, Dallas and Vancouver need to start losing big time and the Ducks need to begin demolishing everyone in their path.
We aren’t in the weeds yet because the Western Conference is so tight, but it could get incredibly ugly incredibly fast.
For once, a team out-penalized themselves against the Ducks. Adam Foote’s unsportsmanlike conduct in the first was particularly amusing. Oh, and Daniel Winnik’s reaction to his delay of game was also giggle-worthy. But the most unusual penalty was Cam Fowler’s cross check in the third. The Camster cross checking someone? That’s like hearing that Todd Bertuzzi rescued a kitten from a tree. Inconceivable!
Here’s a cute vid I found on Youtube:
And once again, in the search for interesting tidbits and information about the game, practically all I could find was the AP report. Does everyone in the entire universe really only enjoy reporting about the Ducks when they lose? Maybe that isn’t the case, but it certainly seems that way.
Okay, enough venting. We next face the Canucks on Wednesday.
Along with the Sharks, the BC fish need to be hooked, netted, gutted and filleted. A while ago I wrote a rather scathing rant about Vancouver and the ‘Nucks (they hate it when anyone calls the team that) and the comments I received were so vile, puerile, adolescent and downright retarded that I pulled the articles and comments off the site.
Therefore, no predictions this time. No mocking or singling out bloggers with brains composed of compost and Molson. However, if we win (yes, I actually utilized the word IF instead of WHEN), I shall become an unstoppable gloating machine of no known equal!
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