First of all ... that prediction earlier today was for you Joe O'Donnell. Love my awful track record in that department, eh?.
Now let's talk about some hockey. Hats off to all 5,283 of you who were in the stands ooohing and ahhing and chanting "let's go Aeros" without the assistance of some scoreboard telling you to do so.
Very nice. The building was alive tonight, and I literally got goose bumps. Why do I love playoff hockey? That's why.
What a night by Jake Allen, but the Aeros were going for the kill after a little bit of a lapse there late in the third period. And for the game-winner, how about a little patience from Carson McMillan to not only wait for Palmer to join the play, but to keep his stick on the ice (or very near it) when that puck floated just to the left of the Peoria netminder.
Game. Set and a 2-0 lead in the match.
Game's 3-5 switch to Peoria now, and the Rivermen are going to have to win at least two of them to send the series back to Texas.
The PP wasn't great, but they got one goal when they really needed it. Mike Yeo was very complimentary of the PK, even with the one goal against in that department.
Look, the key in this game - and the series so far - is the Aeros ability to bounce back when they allow a goal. The Rivermen had two one-goal leads Friday for a total of what? Less then 100 seconds?
We are seeing the fruits of leadership, systems and a confident goalie right now. The Aeros need to keep that up early next week.