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Friday, April 24, 2009

What a difference a 3-goal comeback makes

Here's the latest from the Peoria Star Journal regarding the Peoria camp.

It's amazing to me how much the tone of this series has changed over its course. If you look back at the article in which Stastny is rather smug to today's piece... wow.

Of course, we know what the Aeros tend to do with momentum... *fizzle*. Hopefully knowing they can put this thing to bed tomorrow night, come home and get a few days to recuperate before Milwaukee, will be incentive to not wait until the last 5 minutes. Plus a fully healthy Kolanos should help. Seems that his energy level is contagious... when he's got his intensity turned to 11, so does the rest of the team, and vice versa. He's like the Pied Piper.

The other thought I have is that this team does tend to get their shit together better when the light at the end of the tunnel is brightest. Whether it's game 4 of a 4 in 5, or the last game of a long road trip, they have tended to come through with a win.

It makes sense that such a tendency would go hand in hand with their "comeback" personality, since both scenarios are all about digging deep and giving it everything when you really don't have a lot left to give. But as I said, this team does tend to play worse when they're carrying momentum from a previous game, so who knows?


Shaun Bill said...

Game #6 will be interesting, that is for sure.
Game #2 featured some fun, fun hockey. That 8+ minutes without a stoppage (followed by 5+ without a stoppage) was simply breathless.

If I am able, I may try to drop in here and make a few observations between periods.

Of course, I am hoping for a Game #7, but that's just because it would mean more hockey for me to watch.

Ms. Conduct said...

Hey Shaun, absolutely feel free. I'm sure someone will post some pre-game notes for you to throw some comments on during the game if you're so inclined.