|Points, beautiful points!|
3. My third CBJ cold one goes to the second goal, a really nice give and go by Cam Atkinson, who entered the zone with speed, dished the puck to Ryan Murray, who quickly passed to Wisniewski, who found Cam streaking to the net for a wide open look and the goal. A real nice tic-tac-toe play by the boys, that put the CBJ into the lead for the first time. Take a couple of good slugs on this one, and pass it around to your teammates Cam. Atkinson now has 13 goals, his lucky number. If he can maintain this pace he will put together a very nice season.
4. My fourth CBJ beer goes to the getting points on the road. The time is now to make a push in the Metro. The team has accomplished its first half of the season objective of staying in the hunt until Horton was back. Now he's back, and slowly but surely getting rolling. You can see how much he adds, and I think he has more to offer when he achieves mid-season conditioning. Now is a time to shove our way up into playoff position. The CBJ have eight of their next ten games at home, so its a good time for a push.
5. My fifth CBJ beer goes to the Metropolitan Division. The Metro is so tight, this is going to be a great hockey season, and it will be tons of fun down the stretch. I wonder if because it is so tight, that a lot of Metro teams are going to be playing really good hockey, and if the relative meekness of these Metro teams early in the season turns into something else during the last half of the season. That will be fun to watch unfold.
6. My sixth CBJ cold one goes to team work. Tonight, McElhinney played in goal to give Bobrovsky a break after last night's shut out. CMac didn't have his best game, and was fighting the puck a bit early, but he kept the team in the game during the awful first period. His teammates helped him out by exploding for four goals early in the second, giving him the cushion he needed to play a little more loosely. Good stuff.
The CBJ bring home an important road win, but have to turn around and go again Monday night.