Thursday, December 11, 2008

2 Crappy Goals and 1 Crabby One

If Mark Twain were still alive (which he may be if the second reports of his death were also greatly exaggerated), he would see me drawn and quartered for that pun. Alas, it had to be done.

Aside from the irrefutable evidence that the Atlanta Thrashers are cursed, there was a lot to like about the game against the Rangers on Wednesday night. For one, the team played hard for three periods. This hasn't been the case in many of the matchups this season, and almost wasn't even the case last night. There was an obvious deflation amongst most of the Thrashers roster after the fluk-ish (kind of a fluke, kind of hard work paying off) short handed goal scored by the Rangers in the third period, but the Czar was not to be denied. He took the game on himself until he was able to bang in a truly impressive rebound which eventually sent the tilt to overtime.

Not only did they fight for all three periods, but the team showed some fire out there. Whether it is frustration from not scoring or not winning games, or he has made a decision to be more Igginla-like, Ilya Kovalchuck has stepped up his physical play and his attitude on the ice. If Exelby hadn't stepped in, it looked like Kovy and Gomez were on their way to a real brawl, and the Czar wasn't the only one displaying some spine.

Perhaps the best part of the night, however, was the fact that Joseph S. Crabb himself scored his first NHL (regular season) goal. That meant a resurrection of the CRAB DANCE! Those of you who did not have a view of the upper deck on the attack twice side truly lost out last night. However, you can still enjoy a celebration here on the pages of the Chronicle.

For the Chronicle, this is Razor Catch Prey.


Razor Catch Prey said...

Taste like crab, talk like people...

Anonymous said...

Fire Don Waddel before he trades Kovy, or looks a Kovy funny , or wakes up in the morning....... Take a moments to visualize what JA could have done with Kovy AND Hossa.