Monday, December 8, 2008
A Minor Setback
I don't have much time to write anything lengthy after getting back from the game tonight, but it should be said that no one should be freaking out over the sudden-death loss to the Florida Panthers.
Ottawa played a strong game against an equally fired up Florida squad and hit a few posts while being the recipient of some bad calls (and more importantly, some non-calls in the third period).
Losing games you should have won is all just part of a long season. I saw nothing in their game that represented a step backwards but just a few bad bounces that made the difference.
Daniel Alfredsson in particular played an inspired game and the Big 3 looked dangerous all night. It was also nice to see Anton Volchenkov laying a couple of major hits, something that he has gotten away from in the last year or so.
But damn, that Jay Bouwmeester would sure look good in black and red...