I just want you all to see this.
Transitory though it is sure to be, I just want to gaze lovingly upon this for a while.
Well, what can I say about last night? The officiating was shitty on both sides, but the good guys won and proved that scoring (and good goaltending) overcomes bad officiating, and that's all that matters.
It was also nice to see OLN giving the 'Canes their due props--which is more than Bristol would ever have done--and being pretty fair in their coverage of the other games in the League. The more balanced commentary is very refreshing, and the camera work and play-by-play calls are getting better. I didn't see the graininess that was the hallmark of earlier OLN games, so that's good.
What I'd like to see from the 'Canes going forward is more of the same that we've seen in the first half of the year--the team spirit and tenacity that's been the hallmark of Peter Laviolette's tenure as coach. And a little luck wouldn't hurt, either.