OK, before we all get too excited, remember this. That was just one game, a season opener at that. The Aeros are about .500 in season openers, and usually they are crap shoots. Our old friend Kevin Constantine used to tell us that there are very few games that you don't have at least a feel for. Opening night, especially when they are at home, is among those conditions.
But it real hard not to get excited. The penalty kill was aggressive, true to form and Matt Hackett was a stud early in the game and in the third period when the Aeros were outshot 12-4. Koharski and Croft called a good game; both teams were penalized for the mistakes they made, and you could definitely tell that this was an early-in-the-season game.
(I do think both refs missed an obvious high-sticking call on Ortmeyer with time running out, but that was the only real bad miss for the guys in stripes)
It's good to get the first two points out of the way, and next weekend will be the real test with the first three-in-three (all in three different cites, two on the road).
Man, and it will be hard to top the goal by Ortmeyer. That. was. beautiful. We may got 37 more home games and not see anything close to that. Spin-o-rama pass by Foucault, backhanded centering pass from Peters and a one-time snipe from Ortmeyer ... looked like they've been playing together for years.
After the game, Wellman said to keep an eye on that line. I believe we will ...
That is all from me for now ... What are your thoughts on the game?