tbirds Tough loss last night for the T-birds. Early on, they didn’t protect the puck very well, and with Thomas Hickey off at World Juniors, the power play lacked some focus. There were a couple of altercations near the end of the first period, including an “unsportsman-like conduct” ejection for T-birds coach Rob Sumner.

Outshot something like 30-20 through two periods and down 2-0, they did rally with some good shifts and a power play goal in the third but it wasn’t enough. Props to DeSerres for stopping 36/38 shots though. Dang.

Despite what seems to us like better play overall this year, the T-birds are currently 7th out of 10 teams in the conference. Harumph. But with approximately 1/2 of the season still left to play, they can still gain ground on several the teams above them. Go T-birds!