The defense rests between periods in Atlanta
I'm not going to criticize the 4-3 loss to the Thrashers last night. The fatigue factor is taking it's toll on the boys, too many games this month, injuries and a defense core that sorely needs a rest. And then there's the ridiculous amount of penalties, it's catch 22, the more pooped they are the more penalties they take and use whatever energy they have left to kill them. Then the cycle starts again.
Poor Bergeron, I think he needs someone to tie his skates properly. I couldn't stop laughing when he fell on our first powerplay, the puck was nowhere near him. But bless him, he does have seven goals.
I'm so anxious to see what this team will finally look like when Gionta and Markov are back in the lineup, we've been watching a patchwork version since the beginning of the season.
Mr. Moey is now watching a couple of periods of hockey with me on Saturday nights, he's starting to get into it and he was damned impressed with Price last night. He's also a Don Cherry fan, but I won't hold it against him.
In other NHL news, the Leafs beat the Caps 6-3. I HATE when that happens, I savor every Leaf loss like a fine wine, I felt cheated last night.
Kovy gets a hattie ending a 14 game scoring drought.
The Ducks managed to beat Columbus 3-1, and yes I'm still rooting for them.
Sabres and the Devils are up next, oy vay............