Petshark: Talking Stick
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Before the game, I wondered if the Cow Palace audience would get to see a hat trick on Country & Western Night. If they were wearing cowboy hats, this could pose a problem. Cowboy hats are a lot more expensive than ball caps and heavier too. Would people throw them? It was a typical sort of jinx. There was a hat trick, but from Colorado. Joey Sides did score three goals for the Eagles, but it was not enough for them to win. The Bulls managed to score four and they beat the Eagles for the first time.
The Bulls have had trouble winning when they don't score first. They did it once before, back on November 9: Stockton scored first only to be taken apart for the rest of the game until it ended 4-1. My memory of that is so hazy, the lack of multiple game recaps and no video for me to review is maddening. How could I have not noticed the team winning without scoring first? I have concluded that it must have been a fluky goal so strange that it failed to break the "score first or lose" curse. Maybe it was off a Bulls player or even an own goal, though the recap from Stockton did not make it seem so.
In any case, the Bulls have had a whole lot of trouble winning games when they don't score first. They have had as much trouble scoring at all against Colorado. Wednesday's game showed a glimmer of hope, but still ended in a shootout loss. So this is the mountain they had to climb, with omens casting shadows on the ice.
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