The ibprofin isn’t helping, and my neck is very bad right now. Can’t turn it to the left without feeling intense pain. Turning it to the right isn’t bad. Up and down is pretty bad as well. I took the night off of hockey and the rest of the week (at least until Friday) to see how my body reacts. If I am not better by Friday, I will take that day off too.
Another solid game and another one goal loss for the Bulldogs last night. I wasn’t miffed really to be honest. The last 2-3 weeks I have been playing solid hockey. That much I am happy about. What I am unhappy about was straining my neck to the point where I can’t turn my head without pain. I think it happened when I left the crease to dive for a puck and knock it away to prevent a breakaway chance. When I did, I felt something give in my neck and it hasn’t been the same since.
Ice hockey tonight is seriously in doubt. I took 800mg of Ibruprofin in hopes that will ease the pain a little bit.
On a goaltending standpoint, the last 2-3 weeks have been probably my best weeks for hockey. I have been making timely saves, positioning myself pretty well, and recovering quickly. Is this the best hockey I have played in a stretch? I think it is pretty close to some of the best I have played. I don’t know what it is, but my confidence has never been higher. Even in the losses I have faced this season, I have played solid in all those games. Now I just gotta keep it rolling.
One thing that does concern me is the amount of screened shots I am stopping. Seems like I have been screened a lot and yet making the saves when it matters. When is that luck going to run out? Sorry, but when I can’t see the puck, it is hard to keep making saves on it. Oh well, part of it is positioning, and as long as I am making the stops, I am going to enjoy it. 🙂