A solid second period of hockey by the Preds made for an interesting game last night before the good guys ultimately fell to the Evil Empire. Unfortunately, a horrific first period against a great team created a deficit that could not be overcome. Coming out flat, standing around and watching the other team skate, not ready to play- all accurate characterizations of the effort in the first period. Frankly, it is beyond me to understand how a team can NOT be up for a rivalry game like this one.
On to next one against St. Louis on Thursday night. Now is the time to play with some intensity, and yes, even some desperation. Game time is at 7:00, boys.