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Now, in their last five "before Christmas" games, the Aeros are 0-5, and it looks like Torchetti and his staff need to figure out how to motivate the boys before the holidays.
Thursday's loss dropped the Aeros percentage points behind the Texas Stars, who have been red-hot since a bad start.
Marco Scandella was hurt on a vicious hit from behind early in the game. The PK unit gave up half the goals and Chay Genoway was the goat with just over a minute left in the game when he gift-wrapped the game winner by Monsters rookie Andrew Agozzino.
There were a few positives. The Aeros were not affected by Winter Storm Draco and made it to Cleveland well ahead of the game. They also wore their green jerseys, which are tremendously more attractive than anything they wear at home. The Aeros also came back from two goals down, just like they did the last time they played a horrible game against a weak Lake Erie team.
I am going to keep this one short, because there are tons of people out there celebrating that the world didn't end this morning. Well folks, there are still 14-plus hours left in the day. I still have to stock up my Chinese made rolling, tsunami-repelling bomb shelter.
I expect the Aeros to rebound on Saturday and come home with two points. This group has been pretty good about rebounding from bad results, and I know no one feels worse than Chay Genoway right now. The second-year player has followed up a strong rookie campaign with some decent numbers, and his plus-minus is respectable.