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Just when my heart couldn’t take anymore, with 1:58 remaining in regulation, suddenly, out of nowhere, the Atlanta Thrashers appeared on the ice. Bryan Little was there for the rebound as Nicholas Antropov fought as though, without a goal this might really be the end of the Thrashers.
The Thrasher heart started beating again. There was blood flowing through their veins and hunger in their eyes. With no time left to spare, Bryan Little was back at it assisting Evander Kane to tie the game. We were hanging on, by a thread.
The word was out, Boston had just given us our chance to stay in the game. A 7-0 win over the Carolina Hurricanes and we are, at worst, 1 point still ahead. Still holding on tight. With the re-match tomorrow, home ice for Carolina where they have walked away with at least 1 point in the last 5 straight, we had better hold on tight. One point can only go so far.
But wait, we had done something different tonight. Something we haven’t see in a while. WE CAME BACK. There we were, in the final moments of the 3rd period and we were playing. Like a team. While Scott Clemmesen shook his head in disbelief with the rest of the Florida Panthers, the Atlanta Thrashers hung on and brought the game into overtime.
And Burmi brought it home baby!
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It may have taken 58:02 minutes (and at least 1 week) to figure it out this much, but this is a refreshing start. It feels good! After some pretty rough nights, I might actually have good dreams tonight!
Check here for David Lasseter’s recap for the Florida Panthers at The Rat Trick
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