Taking a look at the BW Chart (still haven't nailed down what we're going to call them) for last night's game, I think it's pretty fair to say that it once again bore out the game I saw (for the most part). Let's have a look...
Powerplays and Penalty Kills
1st Period: 17:29 - 19:29 (5v4)
2nd Period: 7:35 - 11:02 (4v5); 11:02 - 13:02 (3v5); 13:02 - 13:20 (? not sure, 4v5)
3rd Period: 3:45 - 5:00 (5v4); 5:00 - 5:45 (5v3); 5:45 - 7:00 (5v4); 14:45 - 16:45 (4v5)
- All penalties were run to full time, including 5-on-3s for both teams. The 2nd period brutalized us.
- The first period was ours for the taking, but we just weren't able to capitalize. As mentioned in the first bullet, the 2nd period basically shifted the advantage to Los Angeles, though we pulled even with them from that point forward. This is not to blame the refs; I personally think we did some stupid things to deserve the situation (precisely what I didn't want us to do).
- Though we once again lost the shot battle, we played a pretty even game considering that 2nd period and the quality of our opponent. Them being tired maybe helped, but remember we're pretty dinged up.
- The trend continues: start strong, fade out due to mistakes or penalties, then play neck-and-neck.
Good game, two points me likey.