I was really disappointed with my game today. We lost 8-7 in OT and I really didn’t play solid. A lot of point shots that got by me is what I fault myself on the most. A few deflections and otherwise great plays, but seriously I didn’t play my best game. I know I am going to say it again, but I was very disappointed. I have to play better, and thats the crux right there. This season has been a struggle for me in terms of playing a great game. Sure, I come up with some key saves at times, but it seems that this season I have been dogged with a few bad goals every game. That will have to change come playoff time. Otherwise, my teams are in for some hard times.
With the incredible playoff day I had last season, I have nowhere to go but down this time. I know I said you can’t be a champion every season, but I have a great opportunity in front of me. I just need to reach out and take it. I have every confidence that I will play well and I shall do what it takes to advance and win.
The last 3 weeks I am going to come out and take the shot better than I am now. I am going to do what it takes to get that confidence back and not get too overconfident when we are up. There is no reason why I should loose any of these last games I have to play leading up to playoffs. There is no reason why I can’t sweep the field and come out with two trophies on Saturday in a few weeks. I will be successful.
It seems that every now and then I need to remind myself that I need to get back to basics. When I am not playing out enough and doing the little things that help us win, I need to get back to basics. Centering myself to the shot. Coming out to take away the angle. Do those little things that help me stop the puck.