15 October 2010
The Good Ol' Hockey Game...
I would not have it any other way (save, perhaps, in Montreal with a big beer and a full plate of poutine).
The Thrashers performed beautifully, as a team now and not as assistants to a big name burdened with the weight of a city full of hockey fans. They worked the way they were supposed to work; supporting each other, making plays for the better of the team and not for the sake of statisticians.
It was a sweet, sweet victory and an interesting turn: in the last home game of the previous season the Thrashers shut out the previous years Stanley Cup winners, the Pittsburgh Penguins. Season opener we beat the best team in the Eastern Conference. The sad truth is that a night later the Thrashers would lose to Tampa Bay (who are having a great start...but still...)