Playing Well Enough For A Tie
Well, the Chicago Wolves, thanks to a shortie by Jordan LaVallee and some shootout sharpshooting, ended their 7 game losing streak.
While the power play was again pretty punchless, there were some signs of life as the general quality of passing was cleaner. A couple of decent follow through checks were also nice to see tonight for a change.
It was clear that the Wolves were finally happy to get this losing monkey off their backs as goaltender Robert Gherson repeatedly pumped his fists at the end of the game and the players celebrated with a joviality worthy of clinching a playoff round.
Alas, this is only one win and not a very decisive one at that. The Don Granato Watch is still in effect…
In other good news: The Blackhawks beat the Sabres 4-1; though they should be thankful for an inept Buffalo PP that couldn’t score on 8 straight minutes of PP.