9/30/07 vs. Puckhawgs (2-4-1)
After losing four in a row, the Puckhawgs finally found the win column last week and looked to start a new streak, but after our big win last week, we were ready to halt any progress they hoped to make.
Following a pattern we seem to be using in recent games, Alexey and Dave gave Chuck a chance to find the net just 2:47 in, and we jumped out to a quick 1-0 lead. Nevertheless, the Puckhawgs responded 2:19 later with a goal of their own to even things back up. However, just as quickly, Tom S. popped home a pass from Chuck 1:22 later to put us back in the lead. The rest of the period was up and down action, with both goalies making countless saves to keep the game close, but by the end of the period, we still head the one-goal advantage.
To start the second period, Paul won the draw and poked the puck to Alexey who walked into the zone and rifled a shot into the net to put us up 3-1, just :07 seconds into the period. Though the Puckhawgs were stunned, they continued to fight and on the power play at 5:19, they finally found the net again to cut the deficit to one. The second period flew by with action at both ends, but no more scoring.
The third period was extremely intense, as both teams were looking for the next big goal. That goal was on Alexey’s stick, his second of the game, at the 6:37 mark, which gave us a huge two-goal advantage. The Puckhawgs though, being the strong team that they are, kept coming at us in waves of offense, eventually popping home a rebound at the 5:53 mark to bring the contest back to one-goal. Just :14 seconds later, they found another rebound in front and fired it over Josh’s shoulder to tie the game up at four and create a dramatic finish to the last few minutes of the game. Both teams had opportunities to score the winner and put this game away, but both goalies were stingy and the game concluded with the score knotted at four apiece.
Alexey had another big game (2g, 1a) along with Chuck (1g, 1a), Tom S. (1g) and Paul, Dave and Ed each contributing an assist to the scoresheet.
Final Score: 4-4 (5-2-1)
Next week, a big matchup against the current first place team, the Enforcers.