The rude blare of the alarm wakes me from my deep slumber. I can hear the pitter-patter of raindrops outside the window-or was I dreaming? I hit the snooze button on the alarm. It blares again, I hit the snooze again.
Then the Rolling Stones(Sympathy for the Devil) on my cell rings, bringing me crashing down to earth. I pick up the call,” hey you coming to work”?
Monday morning; a day commonly referred to as Blue Monday. I don’t like them, you don’t like them; even Karen Carpenter wrote a song about how she was bothered by them.
Monday is a great day to escape to if you’ve had a bad weekend; crappy weekend – there’s always Monday. Monday is easier to spell then other days of the week, and has the same amount of letters as our favorite day; Friday.
Mondays are great days to call in sick because employers don’t really know if you were already sick Saturday and Sunday. It’s much harder to be sick during the week. Monday, if pronounced just a little different, sounds like “money”. We all love that, don’t we?
Monday means there’s only four more days until Friday and another hockey game.
Patrik Levesque scored the first of the five unanswered goals at 1:33 of the first period. It was 1-0 Kings after one.
Then midway through the second period, it became the Martt Summers show. Summers scored his first of the night at 12:33. Then just 1.50 minutes later he lit the lamp again. The Kings skated off at the end of the second up by three.
Then at 12:26 of third Summers bagged a natural hat trick. This video came to mind when he scored his third goal.
I felt like asking him after the game to give me the lottery numbers for next week.
The Kings would score one more in the third and that came off the stick of Flath at 16:35. The Kings 5- the Thunder ZIP.
Thunders netminder Delmas had a tough night between the pipes as he stopped 18 of 23 shots directed his way. Wichita was 0- for- 7 on the powerplay. Mississippi was 1- for- 4.
The difference probably in tonight’s game was the Kings were able to finish and the Thunder couldn’t finish.
Our goaltender shut them down and we were able to get to theirs.They had some Grade A chances and Pechurskiy bailed us out.
The second period was the difference in the hockey game. I thought both the first and the third were evenly played. We never got complacent and we never got satisfied. I think the Kings were really sharp with the puck, the way they moved it and in our pursuit to get the loose pucks. We were winning the battles and eventually we got rewarded when we scored some goals.
We won the game, but we’ve got a lot of work to do. But to me the game showed some glaring weaknesses we still have.
Remember we played a team that is 9- 8- 2 . Now don’t get me wrong, we’re not setting the CHL on fire. We’re a .500 club at best. (10- 10- 1)