The game I expected to win and the one I expected to lose

I had certain expectations heading into both of my games tonight. I thought we were going to run away win a victory in my first game and my second game was going to be a tough one. As it turned out, I got shelled in my first game and lost 8-6, then I came back and worked hard in the second game and won 3-1. The key difference was that I wasn’t covering my rebounds in the first game. The second game I kept telling myself I was going to cover everything and I did. The key mistakes I made in the first game I made up for in my second game.

I am telling myself this and I am going to continue to do it through the rest of my goalie career. I need to cover the puck and control my rebounds better. I did that my second game tonight and there was a huge difference. In my first game, I tried to do too much with the puck and put myself into a bad situation more than a few times.

With playoffs approaching next week, I am going to have to concentrate on my game and working on the basics that have made me successful. Just like in the past, all my games look tough and they are going to be tough. However, I am confident that I will be successful.

2 Replies to “The game I expected to win and the one I expected to lose”

  1. What’s new Mr. Dudek?. It’s been awhile. Who are you playing with this session and how are the old Bulldogs doing?


  2. Hey Jeff!

    Things are going very well actually! I am playing on Groot Builders on Tuesday and Biohazard on Friday. Wednesday I play ice hockey at Patterson. Thursday I skate out and just have fun.

    Murdoch is playing with me on Tuesday. He got his first trophy on my team last season.
    Ziegler is playing on my Friday team.
    Maslowski pretty much moved to ice hockey.
    I haven’t seen Witt in a long time so I assume he also moved to ice hockey.
    Crosby and Kroll are on Who Cares on Tuesday nights.
    Pawlik is playing on Tuesday on Fury and he plays in net on Thursday for my team I skate out on.
    Heys is back at school and may be playing on our team in November with Murdoch and I.

    As normal, I have missed you back on D. Hope Chicago is treating you well!

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