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Alive to Play Another Day

January 22, 2011
by JRiddall

The boys came roaring back from 2-0 and 3-1 deficits to grasp a victory from the jaws of defeat with a 5-4 overtime win in game three.  The winning goal was a floater that caught the opposing goal keeper off guard; sneaking under his arm to the waiting cage behind him.  You could sense the “Hockey Gods” had a role to play in this one. The bench erupted, engulfing the goal scorer in traditional post-game jubilation.

The only downside to this nail-biter was the loss of a comrade to a suspected broken collarbone suffered on a freak play in the third period.  He was ushered from the arena by paramedics to a waiting ambulance after the game ended. We’ve yet to hear the actual extent of the injury, but he was in quite a bit of pain. He’s most likely out of commission for a little while. 

Onlookers hope his loss along with the sudden victory last night will serve as rallying calls to propel this team through the rest of this series.  Another must-win game four will be back in enemy territory in a couple of nights.

In the meantime, we’ll work on finishing the Devil’s season on a strong note with three games over the next two days with the first two being out-of-towners.  They’ve been playing very well of late and will, of course, be looking to continue their winning ways in anticipation of exciting playoffs of their own.

I know at least one invested fan who would settle for a little less drama from time to time – or would?  Cuz where would be the fun in that?

#imahockeydad

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