Sunday, October 07, 2007

Awesome - and then not awesome

Two games played this weekend - played by two teams.
Well, at least it looked like two different teams out on the ice...

First game, against the Penguins was an awesome 4-1 win that was solidly played. Cam Ward should've definitely had a shutout in that one, the Pens goal coming with only 3:23 left in the game on a 5-on-3.

Canes managed to shut down Crosby completely, and made Marc-Andre Fleury, the goalie, look like absolute crap, with his rebounds flying out everywhere.

And - guess what? - I got to boo Brooks Orpik. I think that alone makes it an awesome game.

Sadly, I can't say the same for the 2-0 loss against Washington. The Canes came out slow (2 shots in the first period) and didn't ever get their legs under them. The only thing that kept them even remotely in the game was John Grahame.

The good game that I did watch on Saturday was the Philadelphia-Edmonton game, thanks to the free preview of the Center Ice package. Really hilarious to see Mike Knuble score an own goal. It's probably good that I don't have the package all the time - I'd be staying up waaay past my bedtime to watch west coast hockey games...

Next Canes game is on Tuesday against the Leafs. Hopefully they'll play more like they did on Friday, and less like they did on Saturday.

Erik Cole stats (Friday): 1 assist
On the season: 1 assist

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