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What was said at intermission?

November 3, 2008

If I hadn’t been absentmindedly watching it myself, I wouldn’t have been able to tell you what I am right now: a different Columbus team took the ice in the third period than that which I saw in the first two periods tonight.  Battles are being won, passes are connecting, and the effort is there.

Three goals in around 8 minutes to match the three in 11 minutes the Islanders potted in the second.  The Jackets are presently killing a power play.  Which team will skate the last five minutes?

Update: The Islanders put in the game winner in overtime on a somewhat broken play.  Norrena was caught very far outside his crease and Chris Campoli netted his second of the night to close the game.  Still, kudos to the team for coming back from a three-goal deficit.  The next benchmark would be in not finding yourselves in that sort of situation.  Getting a point for the third consecutive game (4 of 6 available) is better than what has been done in the opening set of games, but more will be required to sniff the playoffs.

Thanks for stopping by the End of the Bench.  Come back soon.

– Drew

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2 comments

  1. …At least we got a point…ugh


  2. A point after the first 40 is a gift. If they can find a way to play for 60 minutes (on a regular basis) what they did for the final 20 tonight, the playoffs are a shoo-in. Finding the key to that lock is what the coaches have to do. I was encouraged by what I saw in the third period, but if I have to watch more periods like we saw to open the game, or in some other games so far this season… it’s a long way to April.



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