We all know it will be tough for the Regina Pats to make the playoffs. The mountain may be too steep, but the team will give it all they can in the final quarter of the WHL season to get there.
Try and try as they might on Monday night, they couldn't get the job done losing 2-1 in a shootout to the Kootenay Ice in a game that won't be confused for a classic anytime soon.
The two teams looked like they wanted to be elsewhere at the start of the game and really it didn't pick up until Jordan Eberle scored on a power play in the 3rd. The overtime was great with both teams having chances, but in the end the Ice walk away with two points and the Pats one. It leaves Regina seven points behind 8th place Prince Albert. Red Deer is at the Dome tonight in a game that will be seen across the country on Rogers Sportsnet. Its also Jordan Eberle autograph night as Canada's best junior hockey player will sign autographs after the game. The team will hand out a picture of Eberle for 5 dollars. All proceeds go to the WHL Haiti fund.
The Oilers win and the Flames lose. That's more like it!!!!! Those wins should be few and far between for the Oil though so they don't endanger getting either Taylor Hall or Tyler Seguin. By the way, why did the Flames wait a night to make that trade with the Rangers that is now official. Olli Jokinen and Brandon Prust are headed to Broadway for Chris Higgins and Ales Kotalik. That move to sign Jokinen was a great one wasn't it Calgary fans. You gotta wonder if Matthew Barnaby was right on trade deadline day last year when he said the guy was a cancer.
Rumour has it that the Oilers were ready to send Sheldon Souray to Washington. The Oilers would have received Tomas Fleischmann and Karl Alzner. Andrew Cogliano might have also been in the mix. Of course Souray's injured wrist means that won't be happening.
Amber Holland split her games at the Scotties beating Ontario and losing to Manitoba. She is 2-3 going into Tuesday's play.
As you go into your Tuesday, I say....
Muscles come and go; flab lasts.