We played the Ice Sharks tonight. They beat us last time we played 1-0, so it’s entirely reasonable to think that we could have won. Except that we didn’t. The final score was 1-3 in their favor. Our one was a beautiful shot 3 seconds into a power play in the third – Laura took the faceoff through our offensive circle, took a shot, and Sejal picked up the rebound and put it in. Totally gorgeous!
The three they got – well, I’m not proud of the fact that I was on the ice for two of them. And the third goal was the worst. I thought our goalie had it and told her “you’ve got it! you’ve got it!” As it turns out, the black disk I thought I was looking at in her pads wasn’t the puck, but was part of her pads. I know they’re new pads and all, but I wonder if she’d let me paint them some wacky color so I don’t ever make that mistake again… (just kidding, Renee!)
Those two goals notwithstanding, there were a couple of INCREDIBLY LONG shifts Kristine and I played in our defensive zone where the Ice Sharks didn’t score. Thank the FSM for that. At the end of the first, I think we did close to a 3-minute shift. Never in a game have I seriously considered throwing up; tonight was different.
Two things that jump out about tonight that I need to work on:
- better talking with both Kristine and my centers in our defensive zone (which WILL come in time, and is getting better each game, but still needs work)
- figuring out how to throw the puck OUT of the zone when we’re closing in on one of those horrid mega-defensive-shifts
KP, thanks for having a day so Libby could make us cupcakes. NOT a birthday, mind you, but just a day.
Okay, off to bed!