Sunday, October 23, 2016
A Quick Heritage Classic Review
Well, if that was the Heritage Classic... I don't suppose we could get our money back, can we?
The delay for sunshine was a bit of a pain, something that maybe should have been taken into consideration for a start time, way back when the schedule makers did their thing, but I don't think it was the biggest problem. The ice looked very poor... pucks bouncing and players falling, it wasn't exactly a showcase of the best circumstances the NHL could offer.
With all of those technical issues, I think it had a big effect on the game, as the players were ready to go; their feet were chugging, the looks for passes were definitely there, but only one team was able to get any traction and it all happened in the 2nd period, where the Oilers scored all three of their goals and that was that. It was a 3-0 final score, the Edmonton Oilers getting the best of the host Winnipeg Jets on Sunday afternoon/early evening and we're all ho-humming about it afterwards.
Cam Talbot was the star of the show, undoubtedly, as he was tested early on and he stood tall, stopping all 31 shots that came his way for the shutout and picked up all 4 points. That gave Marcie the outright lead in the outdoor games mini-game and there was only two other teams that had any other scoring, as Stacey C. had a point each from Connor McDavid and Ryan Nugent-Hopkins and Jeremy had a single point from Benoit Pouliot. That's it. Three teams... 7 points.
With all that being said, the standings for the mini-game are right here, there's not much to see. Hopefully, the three other games bring a little more offense.