November 23rd, 2009, 02:28 PM #1
Scoring drought and a touch of frustration
I just got back into playing hockey about 6-7 months ago and I have to say that I'm pretty proud of how far I've come in that time, considering I hadn't played in 12 years. I play RW/C in an adult rec league and I'm one of the better players on my team but I haven't scored a goal since our first game (about 6 games ago) and I'm getting frustrated. I get the puck, I get chances but nothings going in. I have a decent shot and I'm fairly accurate, so what gives? Has anyone else experienced this and what helped you get out of the funk? Scoring goals is the best feeling in the world, aside from winning and dammit I want that feeling again.
November 23rd, 2009, 02:30 PM #2
Keep shooting. The first one will open the floodgates.
November 23rd, 2009, 03:36 PM #3
chicken bone ritual. works every time!
November 23rd, 2009, 03:41 PM #4
I'm guessing by your screenname you have a problem with The Fire. That could be affecting your scoring. I suggest a topical cream.
November 23rd, 2009, 03:43 PM #5
When you're hot, pucks are bouncing in off your ass. When you're cold, you can't hit an open net. Streaks happen, it'll go in eventually.
November 23rd, 2009, 03:47 PM #6
Originally Posted by santiclaws
Just don't go streaking on the ice. Can cause serious shrinkage.
November 23rd, 2009, 03:53 PM #7
November 23rd, 2009, 03:56 PM #8
November 24th, 2009, 02:28 AM #9
Try taping your stick differently, or use another one all together.
Its usually what I do, swap my normal stick for the backup, and use different color tape, add or omit wax etc.
Probably does nothing, but whatever, its a mental victory.
November 24th, 2009, 02:43 AM #10
just keep crashing the net, look for those juicy rebounds, get your nose dirty...all the bumps and bruises will pay off