Just keeping my spirits up and my confidence high is half the battle. So far in net, I have only won 2 games out of my last 17 or so. Tonight was no exception as my Bulldogs team lost 6-3. We scored our first goal when we were down by 6, so the game was well over by then. Overall, I was pleased with my performance. I gave up only one goal that was totally rotten, but all the other goals they got were good ones. One was a nice 2 on 1, pass across to a wide open forward who buried it. Another was a deflection off my own defenseman and in. We got burned on a couple giveaways in our own zone. It is the little things that add up in a game like that.
Afterwards, our captain said that our confidence is low before we even go out there. I have to agree with that assessment. Just seems like we were flat until there was nothing left to play for.
I am just going to keep on working. I have a lot of games left to play, and to consider this season a scrapped one is a little premature. I have to just go out there and prove to myself that I can keep getting better. Cherish the wins as they come, but shrug off the losses. Keep my spirits high.