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. 🙂