Saturday, January 6, 2007

"I've Been to Seven World's Fairs and I Thought I'd Seen it all!"

Those were the very words of Jeff Rimer upon Manny Malhotra scoring the game winning fourth goal. While not as catchy as "Do you believe in miracles!", it gets the point across.

If you missed the 3rd period of tonight's Jackets game at Anaheim, and I know many of you did due to the fact it took place after midnight, you really missed out. While writing a previous post during the game, I aired my frustration with the Jackets' lack of scoring on the road. I will now proceed to eat my hat.

It started with a shot from the point by Klesla half way through the period, which seemed to ignite the team. Klesla put up his second of the night seven minutes later. With just three minutes left in the game, the Jackets put up goals from Modin and Malhotra to seize a come from behind victory.

Those last three minutes were absolutely amazing. Anaheim, crowd and players alike, seemed stunned that their first place team could be caught off guard 4 successive times in a matter of minutes. And as if those minutes couldn't get more intense, Teemu Selanne was granted a penalty shot following some foul play around the net by the Jackets. Norrena put up the wall and kept the game on lockdown.

Look for the game details in the Dispatch tomorrow. The game coverage is already up in Anaheim.

For those who missed it, I'm gonna keep an eye on YouTube this week and if the highlights from that game make an appearance, I'll be sure to bring it to you here.

Jackets win 4-3 over Anaheim! (Which, according to Rimer, is more unusual than the Sunsphere.)
Box Score


Brandon said...

Amazing game! Just wish I hadn't flipped over to the PlayStation when we went down 3-0, only to turn it back on during the post game show and nearly sh*t myself.

Drew said...

Same thing happened to me. I watched a few Family Guy reruns on the DVR, and went back with 20 seconds left. Thankfully, I recorded the game so I went back and watched the last three minutes...




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