So many threads with one or two single line comments. I'm sure I'm not the only one with thoughts, so dump away.
Some wanted Rutledge- we got Rutledge. The early goal rolled some eyes back, I'm sure- since it was a high shot where he had issues in the past. But beyond that, he was ok. Not what most hoped for when he first took the ice in October, but certainly better than what he showed us then. He could have followed the player who scored the second, but was down- I'm more concerned that he came out of the corner by himself than Rutledge's play. He seemed a little more confident, and did pretty well.
The emotion and effort was better, too. Moffie took a penalty late in the second that I was actually happy about- the roughing after the whistle. It's about time they showed some kind of meanness, which indicates that they care- or at least take it persoanlly.
Hard to say if the play was better, or if MSU is just not that good. Lots of ice time was taken up by up and down play that seemed to be from just some very sloppy play.
One win is nice. 4pm tonight to see if we can manage two wins in a row on a weekend.