(To anyone who saw my little graphic faux-paux with the score there earlier, shhhh. Sometimes I know what I'm doing and sometimes I hit the right keys on the keyboard. This was not one of either of those times.)
I don't have much of an Oilers post-game report--I missed period one, and only got to listen to the second and third on radio. From what I could tell, the refs needed a good round of Western Michigan University Bronco Hockey Razzing (I'm blind, I'm deaf, I wanna be a ref, anyone?), but I didn't actually see anything, so I might have to chalk it up to the fact that I was listening to the Edmonton broadcast. I've been seeing other blogs agree with this though, so I'm going to figure it's a safe bet to say the officiating was awful.
While this was a good game, I'm still a little shaky on my trust in the Oilers right now--as much as I'd love to say I have full faith in them they've been so bipolar this season that it's tough to. This game tonight was one that we really shouldn't have had to win so dramatically. Jussi played nicely though, from what I heard, and the players we expect to do well did well, so there really isn't much to complain about. Still, it was an ugly game that shouldn't have been.
All I really have to say is that the Oilers Czechs own my heart right now. Petr Sýkora with three goals in as many nights after what everyone was calling a slump, and Hemský assisting on all of those not to mention with a goal of his own. That assist tonight was beautiful though--every Coyote on the ice was completely focused on Hemmer. Those two are easily my favorite pair in the league.
"If Aleš Hemský and I stay healthy I should have no problem breaking 30 goals this season."That's right Petr. You go out there and kick some ass, Czech-style.
Steph: Omg (and not the Laraque line) so mean!
Steph: There is a little kid talking to the guys on the Edmonton radio show
Steph: and in the last minute he has said that Jussi didn't play well and that Pittsburgh "isn't a very good team" so they should be sold.
Steph: HE HAS TO BE LIKE EIGHT!
Elly: And sadly, mentally retarded.
Elly: This is what happens when you let your kids play outside without the proper equipment. Frostbite.