Sun May 27, 2018 Hockey We were short defencemen last night so I dropped back again. The team we played was better than the one we played a few weeks ago and it was interesting to see how sloppy our forwards were from the viewpoint of a defenseman. They were very lazy in the neutral zone and allowed a lot of odd-man rushes and undefended rushes by the other team. As a result the defence got hammered pretty hard all game. I was feeling okay but the other defensive pair was completely gassed by the third period. I think we would have faired better if i had stayed at center since I focus a lot on chasing guys down and slowing their progress through the neutral zone. The other issue was that with all of the changes to our team we didn't have much offensive punch. We had a decent amount of shots but not too many scoring chances. It was a testament to our defensive play and our goalie that we only lost 3-2. It's not bad that we lost since it improves the odds that we will stay in this division which gives us a better chance at winning the season.