Monday 02/09/04 – Stick Heads vrs Legion
After giving up the first 4 goals of the game, the Stick Heads came back to win 5-4 in overtime. It was probably one of the most improbable comebacks I have seen against a very talented team. First, the bad stuff…
1 – Shot went off my helmet, up and over me, and landed behind me in the net. Bad break.
2 – Pass across to a winger on my right hand side. No one was covering him and he wristed a shot upstairs on me. I slid over and just barely got a piece of the shot with my blocker.
3 – Man behind the net centered it and it went off my defenseman and into the crease. I went down to grab the puck but it was shot into me once and then into the net on the second try.
4 – Another off the helmet shot. This one hit just to the left on my helmet, but it still went into the net.
After we gave up those four goals, my team finally kicked it into high gear. I really didn’t stop a lot of quality chances in the second half of that game as my defense also stepped it up. They had one good breakaway chance that I stopped to keep it a one goal game. I went to the bench for the extra attacker with a minute left and we notched the 4th goal to send it to overtime.
Yes, it was a memorable comeback, but I keep looking at the big picture. If I am going to compete for a championship, I need to continue to play well. I was out of position on a couple shots last night. I need to keep working on my angles and keep playing aggressive. The captain of the Stick Heads was worried about me playing out so far. I was just trying to cut off the angle on their shooters and it worked for the most part.
The season is still young and there are many more games to go.