Wasn’t there and didn’t listen to the game. But from the people that I’ve talked to, it sounds like it wasn’t that great of a showing.
I’ll let the people who made the trip chime in with their thoughts in the comments section….but to sum up…not a good day for the Nashville organization. Ads lost to the Wolves 5-1, Preds lost to the Kings 6-1, and the Cyclones lost 7-2. So 18-4 is the grand tally.
Turning point in the game? Already down 2-0 in the waning moments of the 2nd period, Blum and Laakso were called for penalties at the same time, and it gave the Wolves a full two minutes with the two-man advantage. They only needed 26 seconds to cash in, scoring at 19:59 of the period. Still on the power play opening the 3rd period, they scored again to make it a 4-0 lead.
Meanwhile in Music City, Mark Dekanich made is NHL debut coming on in relief of Anders Lindback, stopping 22 of 25 shots in a hair under 50 minutes of action. You can check out the game highlights from Dirk’s recap at ontheforecheck.com. Not the best goals he has given up….ok, that’s a weird sentence. Credit the Kings, but I think Dex probably wants one or two of those back.
And then after the game, he was re-assigned to Milwaukee, along with Steve Begin. So I think that will mean the end of Chet Pickard in Milwaukee for a bit, and maybe Dylan Hunter too.
So for those who made the trip to Rosemont….. Was this the worst effort you’ve seen all year? Good thing this wasn’t last last game before the holiday break….