They say that you can't touch a flame when it's red hot....
I seem to recall from school that BLUE burns hotter than RED, and right now the boys in blue are on the verge of a bona fide hot streak. How they respond to the wins in Vancouver and Edmonton will be a strong indicator of whether they've turned the corner or not. If they come out flat, then we're back to the same old problems as before. But ... BUT.... if they continue as they have for the last couple of games, with the hits, forechecking, and a serious 60-minute effort, we could be in for a real treat tonight. Nobody had the magic wand solution for our problems. Now that things seem to be looking better, I'd bet that people STILL don't know what did the trick. Likely, it was the accumulation of several things. I don't know. I just want to see it keep going...
Cal and Gary are in a bit of a decline right now. When we last saw these guys, they were tops in the Northwest Division. They've now lost that spot to the Avs, having gone 1-3-1 in their last 5, and 4-5-1 in their last 10. They are going to be hungry to get back on the winning track. We just need to be a little hungrier.
This is your pre-game party. The Puck drops at 8:30 PM Central. Until that time, celebrate 3-day work weeks, 4-day weekends, and one of the greatest mugshots of all time.