Thursday, February 12, 2009

Preds Absolutely Steal an OT Win from St. Louis Blues

WOW!!! Talk about a turn of events. The Preds were about to suffer a terrible loss that would have been the beginning of the end to any playoff hopes. Instead, a miracle goal with 3 seconds left to send the game to overtime and then a shootout victory should be a huge momentum boost and hopefully a sign of good things to come. You almost feel bad for Chris Mason and the Blues because they deserved better than a 4-3 overtime loss.

Other nuggets of info:

* Great to see Steve Sullivan get the game winner with the shootout goal. You could see the facial expression after the goal saying it was about time. Let's hope this is the springboard to many more goals the rest of the season

* Yes, Dan Hamhuis scored a goal but another catastrophic turnover led to a St. Louis goal. At some point the defensive lapses are going to far outweigh the puck moving and occasional goal/assist.

* How about the goal that was scored by a defenseman(Kevin Klein) with assists by 2 defensemen(Shea Weber and Ryan Suter). Shea Weber gets an assist while sitting on the bench!

* Pekka Rinne shakes off 2 bad luck goals by the Blues in regulation to stop all 3 in the shootout. He is so big in net I imagine the shooters feel there is no room for the puck to fit through.

What a magical win and when (optimistic thinking) the Preds do make the playoffs they can look back at this one as a big part of the run.

Boston Bruins in on Saturday after a game with the NJ Devils tonight. Let's hope those legs are still tired on Saturday.

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