Tonight, our Isles defeated the Ottawa Senators by a score of 2-1 in overtime with the winner coming from the most unlikely of people. Here are some of my notes:
-How many of you were as shocked as I was when Mark Eaton at the hash mark spun around and backhanded one past Craig Anderson for the OT winner? I am willing to bet a fair number of you were. For it to happen in general is something to see but for it to happen in his 600th NHL game nonetheless is pretty cool. So congrats to him on his 600th game and getting the big goal for tonights Isles win. It was his first goal since a game early last season vs the Rangers. Also his first OT goal since a game against the Predators more then 10 years ago.
-PA continues to rack up the points! With his two assists tonight he reaches 47 points in 50 games so far this season. He is having a ridiculous year, and as his point total goes up so do the dollar signs. It will be quite interesting what the team decides to do with him.
-Nice job by Martin finishing off a great pass from PA to get the team on the board after the bad goal they gave up at the end of the second period.
-Chris Neil ran wild on his tonight, he seemed like he was hitting everything that moved!
-Nice seeing Konopka again, was it nice classic Konopka after he got called for the penalty on Rhett?
-Rhett had another pretty good game, although he did take a bad penalty late in the third.
Although the win in regulation would've been nice, a wins a win so I will take it. Now lets hope we can keep the streak going and reach the NHL's version of .500 tomorrow night. With the way that one stretch of the season went for us, reaching the .500 mark would be really good and a nice morale boost so to speak.
Next Game: Tomorrow Night @ Home VS Buffalo