Power-less Against Dallas

Sunday, 09.12.2010 / 10:55 PM
By Alex Pietrangelo - St. Louis Blues / The Rookie Blog
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Power-less Against Dallas
Well, we had a tough one tonight -- a 4-1 loss to the Dallas Stars.

The positive we can take out of it is that we allowed just one goal on 13 power-play chances by them. But that also goes along with the negatives, because you can't win a game when your shorthanded for half the game. The thing is, we played pretty good hockey when it was 5-on-5 and worked hard and played physical, which was what we wanted to do going into the game.

It certainly wasn't the start you look for but it's going to be tough to win games when your shorthanded for that long.

It's tough to evaluate my overall game since we were shorthanded for so long, so it's tough to analyze. Now we'll just have to regroup and get ready for Tuesday.

We had a team dinner Sunday night and we'll play some paintball on Monday with a team movie and dinner, just to keep it loose. It's still early and it's the first week for everybody. It's the start of the season so everyone is a little sore so we don't want to make it too difficult. We'll practice Monday morning and take it easy and enjoy the time we're here.

At the end of the game, our coach pointed out the obvious. We all knew what the issues were and he just kind of reassured it and now we have to forget about it. Just have to move forward and not dwell on the loss; we just have to get ready for our next opponent (Detroit on Tuesday, 6 p.m.).

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