Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Canes play like crap - win anyway

Canes won 3-2 in overtime last night against Toronto in a true example of a come-from-behind-victory!

And, man, did they play like crap for most of the game. They started off strong with 11-ish shots in the first five minutes. And then it went downhill - the Canes looked sluggish and just absolutely boring.

I thought the game was sealed when Craig Adams took a high-sticking penalty with only 3:55 left in the third (which he has since been suspended two games for...).

But then Cory Stillman knocked one in with a little over a minute left and then stripped the puck from a Toronto defenseman (who was looking at an empty net). 58 seconds after the first goal Whitney got a goal to tie the game - on to OT!

And, it almost looked like the Canes were not going to score in OT, having a two-man advantage killed off by Toronto. But, on the single-man advantage Walker finished the comeback with only 33 seconds left in the period.

I was absolutely astounded when the Canes scored a goal in this game, let alone score 2 in the last minute and the OT winner. Nice comeback, but I definitely would have preferred to win the game in the previous 59 minutes...

Erik Cole stats: 2 assists
On the season: 7 goals, 16 assists

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