9/23/07 vs. Black Jacks (3-2-1)
The start of the game was a good sign as Lenny and Marc teamed up to find Ed at the front of the net for the first goal of the game and less than :30 seconds later, Marc found Chuck to up our lead to 2-0. The scoring-splurge would stop right there though as both teams clamped down on the defense and the first period finished in our favor, 2-0.
The beginning of the second period was also tight checking for the first few minutes, but at the 9:17 mark, the Black Jacks finally broke through the wall to cut the lead in half. However, just 1:45 after that Paul added a tally after a feed from Ed to make it 3-1. A few minutes later, the Black Jacks scored again, but Keith found the back of the net for his first of the year, from Chuck and Lenny. Just moments after that, the Black Jacks rebounded again to bring them back within one goal. Ed was having none of that though as he picked up a pass from Doc and scored to give us our two-goal lead back to finally close out a wild second period.
Entering the third period, we knew the next goal would be huge, either giving us a three-goal advantage, or cutting our lead back down to one. We couldn’t have asked for a better start, as Chuck grabbed a pass from Ed and rifled a shot past the goalie to put us in a commanding position for the rest of the game. That goal seemed to deflate the Black Jacks and we continued to dominate them in all zones of the ice for the rest of the game. They did score one last goal with just over a minute remaining, but it wasn’t enough as we closed out the game.
Statistically, this was a big game for a few people: Chuck (2g, 1a), Ed (2g, 2a), Lenny and Marc (2a each).
Final Score: 6-4 (5-2-0)
Next week, another matchup with a struggling Puckhawgs team.