He's mastered the breakout play on the ice. She's still trying to break out of her shell.
When Adam first lays eyes on Ally in the dark, country-themed bar, he immediately knows that he's going to take that innocent-looking beauty home for the night. When she resists his charms and cheesy one-liners, he becomes even more determined to win her over.
After all, Adam Harris didn't make it onto the Dallas Comets' roster without hearing the word "no." No one believed he'd get drafted or play a game in the NHL, but he proved his critics all wrong. He knows that he's got to capitalize on his scoring chances because they don't come around very often.
Allison Forrester isn't as naïve as Adam thinks she is. She moved to Dallas looking for a new beginning, and she doesn't want to mess up her hard work by having a one-night fling with some wannabe hotshot hockey player—no matter how attractive he may be. However, Adam has never accepted "no" as an answer, and he plans to keep asking Ally out until she finally says "yes."
If they can set aside their differences for a night, maybe they can both break out of their ruts—and realize they have more in common than they thought.