Shock and Awful won their 3rd game in a row by defeating the top ranked Fury team 9-7. I had an average game. The Fury goalie had an average game as well. Obviously, the key difference is that my team scored more goals. I had no big saves in that game and made some mistakes.
Once again, I felt a little intimidation in that game. I was uneasy, and as the game crept along, I just was not feeling like myself more and more. By the 3rd period, I got that out of my system and finished strong. Still, if there is a lesson to be learned, it is to not let those feelings get the best of me. Stay focused and confident. That is the key.
Still, my team all showed up for the most part. They played hard. We won the game. That win keeps us alive in the playoff hunt with 2 games to go that we also must win. We also need to get some help in the standings in order to make the playoffs.
I am proud of this team coming together to play hard. Some members of the team don’t like each other very much. Individually, they have come up to me to tell me about it. It was my job to tell them to put their differences aside and join me in winning some games. So far, they have listened and I am reaping the rewards.
As I have said before, playoffs is the goal. It is what Rick wanted when the season started. I am going to do my part to get us there. If what I am doing is not enough, then I will be happy knowing that I played my best hockey and did my part to get them as far as they will get.