This game was one for Patric Hornqvist. He had chances in front of the net. He drew expletive-filled exchanges alongside penalties. He forced Justin Faulk to throw down the gloves in rage. He just didn't score.
I loved Hornqvist's game so much, I even took to Twitter to bet No. 72 would find the back of the net:
I’ll bet a one year gift subscription to @DKPghSports that Patric Hornqvist scores tonight.
If he doesn’t, I’ll buy you a gift sub to give to a friend. If he does, you buy one for me to give away.
I lost the bet even though I still believe the guy deserved a goal, and I paid up immediately to the winner. I like a little fun bet at the games, so watch for this to happen now and then when I'm at a game. It's a fun little interaction, so let's keep that up.