I'm all about trying to focus on the positives after a tough loss. Tonight there are a few positives. It's hard to see them at the moment through the butt whooping though. I'll write more later as I've just stopped in to make a pit stop. I will say that for pretty much the 2nd half of the game, that the Seawolves outplayed CC when it was 5 on 5.
It'd be crazy to make much of it but, UAA scored the only 5 on 5 goal of the night. It was a frustrating offensive night for the guys in green and gold. The Seawolves power play couldn't generate anything. And the power play gave up two shorties. The other 4 CC goals all came on the power play.
The first half of the game for UAA was pretty much a nightmare. But somewhere along about the middle of the 2nd they managed to build some momentum and then played with emotion and intensity that had been absent.
That's about all the time I feel like taking right now. I'm going out for a beverage. Maybe it'll help me discover some insight about the game that isn't obvious to me right now. Maybe it won't. If not then I'll just end by saying that a two-game series is a blessing. Because, there is nothing I'd want more if I'd played tonight than to get another chance tomorrow. Let's just hope all the actual players feel that way.
I do think one of the referees had some marginally inappropriate behavior at the end of the game. He was actually leaning over into Dave Shyiak's face while vociferously arguing with him. The kind of ignorant referee arguing you see in stupid baseball games ya know? I thought professional referee conduct meant that you either skate away or toss the coach out of the game? I know if I'd been in Shyiak's shoes I would have had a hard time not flattening the jerk. But that's why I'm a loudmouth blogger and not a D1 hockey coach I guess.
So there it is ... for now. When I get back, I'll be deleting any comments from opposition that aren't substantive or that I deem inappropriate. And just so you know, I deem lots of stuff from opposition fans as inappropriate. So make a point or don't waste your time.