SUPER fun game tonight, and i thank SJC for the invite, the beers, and the good times.... how could i NOT have fun when:
- sjöström scored the most unlikely highlight-reel spinarama goal
- he also threaded the needle with a bullet feed, leading to the captain's first vintage-iggy play of the season
- uh... iggy looked pretty much vintage
- gio WON a fight ?!?
... in the words of bill & ted: most excellent.
i've been saying for awhile now that freddie is sortof equivalent to matthew lombardi: he's a crazy fast skater, a great PK guy, hard on the puck, good forechecker but has no finish... well, i guess tonight he proved me wrong (even though, let's face it, i bet even HE didn't think that was gonna go in !!!). also add "great passing skill" to his resume... i liked the guy when he was with the hitmen but i'm kindof loving him now...
as i always do when i get home from a game, i popped over to m&g to read the in-game commentary that i'd missed, and was terribly amused by the following (all written immediately after the sjöström tally):
That’s going to be WI’s screen saver.
let's just say that i'm back to seriously considering a sjöström jersey, and starting to warm up to the idea of it in the red vintage throwback. it still feels wrong but i definitely know i want one.... as for the ol' standard gio jersey: it remains unbeaten this year.... eff yeah.
and finally, i just want to point out that in the photo above (screengrabbed from the highlights on nhl.com), jokinen looks absolutely SAD about his teammate's goal.... is he feeling the pressure ?!?
most excellent, indeed.