Yes, I know typically my rule of thumb is to not post the same night as the game. Things definitely seem different if you put 8 hours of sleep into something. I would agree to that almost everytime. I just don't have 8 hours of sleep and time to write this up.
Hey, I will be happy to take some blame on tonight's poor luck. I actually made pre game warmups. (Thank you Jeff Carter for going along with shoot the puck at the girls taunting you to hit where we pointed). First time all playoffs I did that.
Tonight's game was a playoff game. At least it was supposed to be a playoff game. A game 6 with the Flyers up 3-2.
I am extremely disheartened with the team I saw on the ice. The team that came out in the first period and played the first period through, that team left the building. I say that as I didn't see them again for the rest of the game.
The lack of winning battles the lack of hitting and most of all the lack of heart I saw in tonight's game made me want to go cry. This was not the team that I have been screaming my lungs out to support. This was some foreign team I thought I left in the 06/07 season.
I know that I don't have to be hard on you. You can be hard enough on yourselves. You are the ones that have to face each other in the locker room and most importantly in the mirror.
When you wake up Wednesday morning After tomorrow's game and look in the mirror, What do you want to see? Do you want to see the person that gave until they bled or the person that stopped caring and trying like tonight? You decide. You have one more shot to prove the whole world wrong about you being Bullies, thugs and ruffians. You have one last shot to show the world the fabulous team you are and the heights you can achieve.
Don't waste it. Enact your vengence. Show us clean, simple, physical hockey.
My personal selections
Jeff Carter obliging us girls
Mike Richards tongue out