I have really been playing goal pretty well as of late. Maybe a couple months ago, I was letting in shots that I knew I should have stopped. Now, I am stopping everything I should be stopping.
Last night, my team Windmeuller Electric battled to a 1-1 tie against Future Care. The other team had far more chances than we had through the whole game. I was just lucky enough to come out on the winning side of things. They had more than a couple quality deflections and close in chances. One centering pass and one timer that I dove over and made the save with my stick. The only goal that was scored against me was breakaway that the guy put top shelf on me. Anyway, with about five minutes left, my team was exhausted and it showed. We had plenty of guys on the bench, but it was a pretty intense game.
As I said before, I am coming up with stops now that I couldn’t do more than a few months ago. Case in point, I played up against the second place team in our division. We were third. We knew if we lost we would miss playoffs. If we won, we would be in 2nd place. The first couple shots I faced were nothing spectacular, but I just missed them. My team battled back and we won 9-7. The thing is that I just missed more than a few shots that I should have had.
So what changed between then and now? I really don’t consider myself a streaky goalie, but I do have good and bad spells at times. It is one of those times you just accept the fact that things are going your way and you just go with the flow.