Saturday, October 25, 2014
I thought the Isles improved themselves over the summer, but not that much. I suspect they will come back to earth later in the season. On the other hand it's the last year in their old barn, and they are going to be a tough game on Long Island in the 2014-15 season.
I didn't get a chance to watch the Sharks game. I watched the first period, and with the Sharks leading 2-0 I packed it in, but that had more to do with my schedule the next day than how the Jackets were playing. And sure enough they turn in a really great road game, with the come-from-behind win. I must be frank, that was lovely news in the morning, and groggily watching the highlights on my iPad the next morning was really enjoyable.
The 2 points assured in that regulation win mean this trip won't be a white-wash, and help to keep the CBJ near the top of the Eastern Conference, a much different picture than I painted in my last post. The game with Anaheim, that I did stay up and watch, was in many ways similar to the Sharks game, except that in this case the opponent was even more powerful. The CBJ just couldn't handle the Ducks, which is no shame since they had come into the game winning 6 straight games, and left with their streak intact. With a CBJ team handicapped by injuries, I thought they played hard and pretty well, but the Ducks...Wow! <gets down on his knees and thanks the creator for the day the CBJ moved to the Eastern Conference>
So it's all good in CBJ land. Not a great start, but it appears we will have no problem keeping pace in the East. A huge win the other night, a good effort in the loss the next night, and the Stanley Cup champs tomorrow. That ought to be fun. Gabby is injured. LOL.