It’s another night of saying “no ken a horas” after watching a 5-0 Devils lead shrink to 5-3. As the Festrunk brothers would say, “I blame myself.” Had to tweet that Elias’ points streak is now five games with the assist on Zubrus’ second goal. An extended two on one that started with Elias falling down (and later admitting to the “D” that he made a mistake, most likely, in a sidebar by the bench). A bit of 4-on-4 as a result of slightly time offset penalties, and then a penalty shot goal? This game is passing strange on the way to heart-wrenching.
Bright spots: Defense looks solid, to the point where Chico and Doc are commenting on it. Jay Leach (up again from Lowell in level, down in geography?) notches NHL point number one, just to add to the counting. The second period is only 3-3 even though the last 3 were scored by the Bolts.
Dim spots: A few minutes of el-stinko hockey made a potential laugher into a game that can go either way. It’s dark – literally – on the ice. Not sure if it’s me or my semi-random, pausing and stuttering MSG broadcast, but the ice surface looks like the players took out half of the lights during warm ups.
With accountability extended to fans, armchair coaches and those of us flipping between the NFL and NHL tonight, I’m going to stop counting altogether.