You know, I was doing so well...out of this entire winter season I had not gotten sick at all, but then the drastic change in the weather made my immune system go all wonky and last night it felt like there was a tumor in my throat. I'm feeling a little better than I was in the middle of the night, but I still feel pretty run down. Thank god my class was cancelled today because Buff State's campus is really windy so I can only imagine what it's like today.
Anyways...onto last night's game. I'll keep it short and sweet. I've been to a lot of awesome games this season. The Vancouver, Pittsburgh, and Carolina games come to mind. I've also been to a lot of bad games this season. The Nashville, Washington, and last night's come to mind. Last night was really bad. Everytime we went on a power play I cringed a little. That's not what you're supposed to feel like when your team is given TWELVE power play opportunities. Patty Kaleta, bless his heart for drawing the penalties...sah sahry the team could not take advantage of your antics, Patrick. The team was sending a good message to the rest of the league last night. Feel free to run our goalies because we sure as hell aren't going to stop you. What was up with that? It was obvious Ottawa's coach told his team to run Miller...and it worked. They even got a goal out of it. Unbelievable. I guess the refs were too afraid to disallow two straight goals due to goaltender interference. Then finally Butler tried to stand up for Miller but of course he got a penalty for roughing. Cute. Why wasn't Rivet being the animal he usually is when players get too close to our goalie. You know what I think it might be? I think the Sabres are very intimidated by Ottawa. The Senators have had our number since the end of the lockout, and even when they suck this year the Sabres just seem to be afraid of them. It gives Ottawa some confidence and they exploit us. Just mi dos centavos. An exciting part of the game was when I almost took a puck to the face. It hit the person in front of me instead. Thank goodness for that. And there was this really adorable old man sitting two rows in front of me and he was so happy and cute and he was talking to everyone around him. He was adorable and I wanted to be his friend.
According to WGR 550, Ruff is adding Ellis to the power play in hopes that a grinder will spark something. He also said that it really frustrated him that the team was trying to be too cute and they aren't playing dirty like they were in January. Sekera is also ready to return for action and Weber has been sent back down to Portland. I really hope the team responds to what Ruff was saying and they stop trying to be cute and they start playing dirty, hard-working hockey again because it will win them games. Tomorrow night they'll have a real test as San Jose will be in town. I'm going to that game as well, so let's hope I can add that one to my "Awesome games I've been to this season" list and not my "Really bad games I've been to this season" list.
Oh and I'd like to welcome two new additions to my blogroll, NHL Snipers and Brochu is Hockey.