3-2 win over the Oilers. 10-2 over the past two games. 4 game winning streak. 10-6-1 over all. Back in the playoff picture. Kozlov finally scored a goal, Peverly and Fins continued their streaks.
I brought my nephews, ages 3 and 6, to their first ever hockey game today. Thankfully, it was a good game and a win. Before the game I told them about Zach Bogosian, and the whole game the 3 year old kept asking me "Is Zach winning?" In the third period he actually started chanting "Go, Zach, Go!" The 6 year old told his dad that he wants to be a hockey player when he grows up. Good job, Thrashers, I think you won over two new fans.
It is my belief that if the team can prove to their captain that the latter third of last season was not a fluke, but rather a trend for the future, he will sign a long term contract. That last third of the season, the team won twice as many games as they lost. After 17 games this season, the team is sitting at 10-6-1. I believe that if the team can extend the current streak to 6 and reach a record of 12-6-1 (twice as many wins as losses for the mathologically challenged), Kovy will be satisfied and sign. Maybe I'm dreaming and maybe not. If the team can pull off wins against the Bruins and Penguins Thursday and Saturday we'll find out.
It was good to see the Speaker and Krisabelle at the game. The Speaker of Truth was kind enough to join in my nephew's "Go, Zach Go" chant by adding "yeah, Zach, go get on the ice" since Bogo was actually on the bench at the time.