I’m going to try to stay on the sunny side of this street.
Modano turned in another great game. He had two picturesque goals from his office in the slot. He spent all the rest of his time reading plays and making steals. He’s just really looking good, all around. He played with Eriksson on his line and just like he does with everybody else, Loui has chemistry with him. Modano played some wing with Brad Richards, too, and got one of his goals that way.
Landon Wilson got his first goal as a Dallas Star. He’s Associate Coach Rick Wilson’s son.
Chris Conner made quite a few good plays. Everybody talks about how fast he is and it is evident. He would kind of lull the defender into thinking he was stopping, then zip past him. He came close a few times.
We didn’t give up a power-play goal! Of course, the Flyers only got one power play. But that’s good, too! And, we only gave up four goals! Not five!
I’m not going to talk about the 6-on-3 power play at the very end that could have tied the game if they had only TAKEN A SHOT, or how the Flyers scored the go-ahead goal while Sydor was inexplicably on his hands and knees next to the net. And I’m not going to talk about how poor Steve Ott broke his hand and now we’ve lost another one of our best penalty killers for at least a month. And I’m not going to talk about how we lost. Again.
Those things are all over there on the dark side of the street. I’m staying over here on the sunny side.