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2018-2019 PLAYER & GOALIE OF THE WEEK #4

T.J._MillerPekka_RinneAnze_KopitarBrian_Elliott

EASTERN SKATER TEAM GP GOALS ASISSTS POINTS PM  +/-  SOG S%
Miller, T.J. CBJ 4 1 5 6 0 1 9 11%
                   
EASTERN GOALIE TEAM GP GOALS AGAINST G.A. AVERAGE SAVES SAVE %
Rinne, Pekka BGR 3 5 1.64 90 .947
                   
WESTERN SKATER TEAM GP GOALS ASSISTS POINTS PM  +/-  SOG S%
Kopitar, Anze GUE 4 4 6 10 0 7 14 29%
                   
WESTERN GOALIE TEAM GP GOALS AGAINST G.A. AVERAGE SAVES SAVE %
Elliott, Brian CBR 4 7 1.77 101 .935
                   

Yellowknife Braves
Weekly Preview: Yellowknife hosts first place New Jersey and high flying Cincinatti.
New Jersey Grizzlies @ Yellowknife Braves Yellowknife wins 5-0.
No scoring in the first 2 periods. The Braves get 5 in the 3rd.
Goals YEL Rantanen
YEL Monahan
YEL Panik
YEL Kuznetsov
YEL Turris
Cincinnati Inferno @ Yellowknife Braves Yellowknife takes it 4-2.
Goals YEL Steen
YEL Di Giuseppi (SH)
CIN Beauvillier
YEL Kuznetsov (PP)
YEL Williams
CIN Point
Weekly Summary: The Braves take care of their home ice winning both games.
Long Beach Ice Dogs
Yellowknife Braves @ Long Beach Ice Dogs This was a wild game with little defense. Long Beach took a 3-2 after the first period on goals by Skinner, Gallagher & Nieto. They pushed it to 4-2 early in the 2nd but the Braves roared back to tie it with 3:00 to go in the period on goals by Rantanen & Steen. Long Beach retook the lead before the end of the period on Martinez’s 1st goal of the season. It was back and forth as Kuznetsov tied and Martinez gave the Ice Dogs another lead. It looked like that would be the winning goal until Kuznetsov tied it with :30 left. It went to OT and Monahan gave Yellowknife the 7-6 win 2:43 in. Yellowknife kept incredible pressure on out shooting Long Beach 37-15 over the last 2 periods.

1st star: Kuznetsov
2nd star: Monahan
3rd star: Martinez

Toledo Walleye @ Long Beach Ice Dogs Another high scoring game. Toledo took a 3-1 lead 13 minutes into the 2nd period on goals by Anisimov (2) & Backstrom but Long Beach came back and tied it on 2 power play goals on the same shift. Matheson scored on a 5 on 3 and Teravainen on the 5 on 4. The 3rd period was dominated the home team as they scored 3 goals (Gallagher, Schmidt & Teravainen) to pull away to a 6-3 win.

1st Star: Teravainen
2nd star: Anisimov
3rd star:Gallagher

Weekly Summary: Long Beach picks up 3 points on the weekend. It is clear they will have to outscore opponents this year.
Chicago Cosa Nostra
Weekly Preview: Chicago with two home games, one against division rival Toledo.
Toledo Walleye @ Chicago Cosa Nostra Toledo scored one in the first and one in the second. Chicago got one late in the 3rd. It wasn’t enough for the home team.

Final Score: Toledo 2 – Chicago 1

3-Star Selections:
Star #1 – David Krejci – 1 G, 2 Pts
Star #2 – Devan Dubnyk – 31 Saves
Star #3 – James van Riemsdyk – 1 G

Long Beach Ice Dogs @ Chicago Cosa Nostra The Chicago fans let the home team have it as early in the 2nd Chicago was already down 3 to 0 & not looking sharp. Chicago fans started getting into the game when late in the second Chicago put one behind Semyon Varlamov putting the score at 2-1 after 2 periods of play.
The beginning of the 3rd was a back & forth no goal scoring 14+ minutes. Then Chicago turned it on, scoring 2 goals in less than 2 minutes to tie the contest. Ian Cole received a tripping penalty at 2 minutes 54 seconds remaining in the contest for the Ice Dogs & Chicago scored just as the penalty expired to take the lead. An empty netter sealed the win 21 seconds later. Chicago out shot the Long Beach squad 45 to 27.Final Score: Chicago 5 – Long Beach 33-Star Selections:
Star #1 – Alex Galchenyuk – 1 G, 3 Pts
Star #2 – Colton Parayko – 1 G, 2 Pts
Star #3 – Jonathan Toews – 1 G, 2 Pts
Weekly Summary: Chicago gets 2 points at home out of a possible 4.
LA Great Danes
Weekly Preview: Two home games for the Great Danes, surprisingly on top early in the Pacific Division after earning 7 points in week 3. But time to give Mark Scheifele a week off as he’ll need to miss significant time this season.
Thunder Bay NorWesters @ LA Great Danes First up is Thunder Bay. Six PP’s in the first 2 periods, 4 for Thunder Bay, but Reimer for TB and Andersen for LA are the story as it’s scoreless after 2. Landeskog breaks the scoreless tie for Thunder Bay 1:31 into the 3rd. The Danes get a power play midway through the 3rd, create 3 good scoring chances but cannot beat Reimer. After pulling the goalie at the end, LA loses 3 straight faceoffs, and Barkov puts the game away with an empty net goal with 31 seconds left. James Reimer gets the shutout in a 2-0 road win for Thunder Bay. No offsense without Scheifele in the lineup, but the Danes stayed in the game until the end.
Gilbert Sharks @ LA Great Danes Pacific rival Gilbert is next up, and Gilbert gets 2 PPG’s in the game’s first 10 minutes from Panarin and MacKinnon. Things look bad when LA’s Rick Nash takes his second straight penalty 28 seconds after Gilbert’s second PPG. But LA kills off this penalty, Gilbert takes a penalty and Ehlers gets the Danes within one with a PPG. Ehlers then nets his second of the game 50 seconds into the 2nd. Nothing else until the last minute of the second – Rask gives up a bad rebound and Schenn gets a gift goal into wide-open cage to give the Danes their first lead at 3-2. In the second half of the 3rd, Nash, McDonagh, and Boedker score for LA and the Danes come away with a 6-2 win. After getting shutout in game 1 of the week, the Danes shuffled the lines, and a new #1 line of Schenn/Ehlers/Nash combined for 4 goals, 7 points, and +3 each. The Danes outhit the Sharks 26-13, led by Schenn’s 5 hits.
Weekly Summary: Happy with a divisional win and a tight loss, without Scheifele in the lineup. It does not look like anyone will run way with the Pacific Division this year.

The Great Danes ownership still sees the team to be in a rebuild mode for next year, so players like Carlson and Toffoli are available by trade. The return the Danes are looking for is mainly salary relief, so it would be a chance for a serious contender to upgrade without giving up much.

Jagr Mullets
Weekly Preview: Two home games vs Charlotte and Columbus
Charlotte Buzzards @ Jagr Mullets Jagr outshoots Charlotte 53-17, but the difference in this one is Raanta, who stops all but two of those SOG. It’s 3-1 until late in the 3rd, when Granlund (2) slips one behind Raanta at 18:07 to make it VERY interesting. The Mullets pull Quick, but can’t get the tying goal before time expires and they fall 3-2.

Scoring Summary
Per Time Str Team
1 4:10 EV CHA Dzingel (3), assisted by Ekman-Larsson (4) and Larkin (8)
2 7:20 PP CHA Lee (6), assisted by Trocheck (5) and Tarasenko (5)
2 9:42 EV JAG Laine (7), assisted by Rielly (9) and Matthews (6)
3 5:41 PP CHA Pavelski (4), assisted by Hamilton (5)
3 18:07 EV JAG Granlund (2), assisted by Hinostroza (1) and Hampus Lindholm (3)

Star 1: CHA Raanta 51 saves
Star 2: CHA Dzingel 1 G
Star 3: CHA Lee 1 G

GWG: Joe Pavelski

Notables: CHA Raanta 51 saves
JAG None

Columbus Brew Jackets @ Jagr Mullets Things start wonderfully for Jagr, with early goals from Laine (8) at 5:20 and Kadri (4) at 6:36. Couture (4) scores at 15:27 of the 1st to make it 2-1, but then Kris Letang (2) scores a back-breaker at 19:06 to give the Mullets a 3-1 lead after one.

Kempe (3) slips one behind Vasilevskiy early in the 2nd, and we head into the 3rd period with a slim 3-2 lead. In the 3rd, Kadri (5) pots an early goal to create some breathing room — but Hayes (7) scores minutes later on the PP to make it 4-3. The Mullets hang on and pull out the win.

Scoring Summary
Per Time Str Team
1 5:20 PP JAG Laine (8), assisted by Rielly (10) and Matthews (7)
1 6:36 EV JAG Kadri (4), assisted by Rielly (11) and Radulov (12)
1 15:27 EV CBJ Couture (4), assisted by Benn (10) and Kucherov (8)
1 19:06 EV JAG Letang (2), assisted by Matthews (8) and Hall (14)
2 6:11 EV CBJ Kempe (3), assisted by Miller (9) and Johnson (5)
3 1:12 EV JAG Kadri (5), assisted by Ovechkin (6) and Rielly (12)
3 3:22 PP CBJ Hayes (7), assisted by Miller (10)

Star 1: JAG Kadri 2 G
Star 2: JAG Rielly 3 A
Star 3: JAG Letang 1 G

GWG: Nazem Kadri

Notables: CBJ Benn 16 faceoffs won, Halak 38 saves, Burns 5 blocks
JAG Rielly 3 assists

Weekly Summary: Two games, two points. Not good, not bad.
Columbus Brew Jackets
Weekly Preview: Brew Jackets home for 2 this week, hosting the high-flying Clearfield bunch and arch-rival Bathgate.
Clearfield Bison @ Columbus Brew Jackets In a game that was pretty much even across the board, SOG, FO, Hits, etc, the difference ends up being the net minding. Jackets get one across the goal line late in the 1st to grab the 1-0 lead when Hayes nets his 7th. Tyler Johnson gets nabbed for roughing late in the 2nd and Rakell (6) takes advantage and get the PP goal to tie the game.
3rd period – again we get within the last 3 minutes and Palmieri (3) puts one in the net on a shot from the point – Bishop never saw it. Brew Jackets pull Bishop to try to tie it up, but Drouin (2) wrecks that chance when he puts one in the empty net for the 3-1 Clearfield win.STARS -(ALL CLE)
1. Drouin 1 goal; 2. Palmieri 1 goal; 3. Hellebuyck 24 saves
Bathgate Rangers @ Columbus Brew Jackets These guys always provide entertaining games and this one was no exception. 11 goals, the final being scored 3:20 into OT!
1st period Kempe (3) scores 23 seconds into the game! Home town erupts. 5 minutes later, rookie Hischier (3) scores for Bathgate. Klingberg then gets whistled for charging at 8:50 and the the Jackets take to the PP – and KEMPE (4) scores again! Then with 59 seconds left in the period, Anderson scores his 1st for the Rangers to tie it up, 2-2. Play and score even in the 1st.
2nd period – Jackets again gaine the lead for the 3rd time when Burns (3) scores before the 2 minute mark of the period. 30 seconds later P.K. Subban (4) scores as the Rangers tie it for the 3rd time. Hischier makes a play that looked like hooking midway through the period, and the Ref called it. Johnson (5) and the Brew Jackets follow up scoring a PP goal to again gain the lead. And that’s how the 2nd period ends, 4-3 Brew Jackets.
3rd Period – 8 and half minutes in, Rangers top scorer, Staal (9) scores to again tie the game for the 4th time. 4-4. Then with just over 7 minutes to go, both teams change lines and Hickey clears it, but it’s up and over the glass – WHISTLE, delay of game against the home team. And the Rangers take advantage with Ferland (4) scoring and the Rangers get their 1st lead of the game, 5-4. Minute left in regulation and Jackets pull the goalie. Kucherov on as the extra skaters – he moves in but Hischier checks him, puck gets to Klingberg, he shots at the empty net but Nick Holden makes the sliding block to keep the Jackets hopes alive. The puck gets in to the Rangers end, Johnson shots – blocked, Miller shots – blocked, Miller gets it back – looks for help, none, he shots again and it goes in to tie the game! WAIT – Review ……….. The Goal stands, score 5-5 and on to OT. Rangers actually had been getting more shots on net, but shot attempts pretty much even.
OT -2 minutes left, after a glove save in the Rangers end, Couture wins the faceoff, he gets it to Kucherov, back to Couture, shot – GOAL! Brew Jackets win 6-5 in OT!
STARS (ALL CBJ)
1. Kempe 2 goals; 2. Miller 1 goal, 2 assists; 3. Burns 1 goal, 1 assist
Weekly Summary: 1-1 for the week, but the one was against the Rangers so it wasn’t all bad!
Bathgate Rangers
Weekly Preview: Rangers face the Pacific Division leaders LA Great Danes and new comer Guentzel this week as they seek to jump past .500. Could be tough….
LA Great Danes @ Bathgate Rangers Rangers come out on a mission in this game, shooting the puck from everywhere – keep firiing maybe a bunch will go in. They fire 67 shots, 40 of them on net, win 59% of the faceoffs, 17 scoring chances and actually put 4 past Anderson. Pekka Rinne has another rock solid game as he stops 31 of 32 shots on net and the Rangers take the game 4-1. The teams trade goals in the 1st – Zadorov for Bathgate, Hoffman for the Danes.
Staal gets one in the 2nd and then Killorn scores early in the 3rd and Tierney makes it 4-1 before the midway point in the 3rd on a PP goal.
STARS (All BGR)
1. Rinne 31 saves
2. Staal 1 goal
3. Zadorov 1 goal
Guentzel Gunners @ Bathgate Rangers Rangers on a high from the LA game, comes out and grabs a 2-1 lead in the 1st. Buchnevich scores for Bathgate 8 minutes in, but Haula retaliates 36 seconds later. Sbisa gets his 1st goal of the season as the period is drawing to a close for the 2-1 lead. Giroux then ties it up early (within 2 minutes) in the 2nd. But he’s called for 4 minute high sticking later in the period and Wood gets his 1st goal of the year on the PP. Then the Gunners choose to go goalie less with 1:20 to play and work in for a shot – Kopitar the shot – his sticks shatters, the Rangers gain control and work it out and down the ice and Klingberg gets a shot at the empty net and it goes in for his 1st goal of the year. 4-2 Bathgate. BUT wait -Guentzel wins the next faceoff and works it into the Ranger zone – shot, block, Kopitar takes a slap shot – stick holds together and he scores! 4-3 Rangers. Guentzel again pulls its goalie for the final 30 seconds but they can’t get a shot off and Rangers hold one for the win! 4-3
STARS
1. BGR – Klingberg 1 goal, 1 assist
2. GUE – Kopitar 1 goal, 1 assist
3. BGR – Wood 1 goal
Weekly Summary: Rangers get 4 points in 2 home games!! Woohoo
Charlotte Buzzards
Weekly Preview: Charlotte looks to gain ground in the competitive Atlantic where four of the five teams have winning records.
Bathgate Rangers @ Charlotte Buzzards Bathgate Rangers 2 Charlotte 1 (OT)
Charlotte suffered its first over time loss of the season in a thriller. Alex Killorn emerged as the hero with a three-on-three goal, with assists from John Klingberg and Chris Tierney, with just more than 2 minutes left in the overtime period. The Buzzards salvaged at least a point in this one on Oliver Ekman-Larsson’s game tying goal with just 23.7 seconds left in regulation. Charlotte had pulled goalie Henrik Lundqvist with 1:30 in the game, in favor of the extra attacker before Ekman-Larsson found the net on assists from Vladimir Tarasenko and Jon Marchessault. Tierney third-line goal 11:50 into the second period broke a scoreless tie that provided the Rangers the 1-0 lead that had held for most of regulation prior to Ekman-Larsson’s heroics. Pekka Rinne stopped 30 shots for Bathgate in nearly amassing the shuthout. Tierney, Rinne and Killorn earned first second and third stars respectively.
Alamo Defenders @ Charlotte Buzzards Alamo Defenders 6 Charlotte 5
In a shootout where good goaltending was virtually non-existent, the Defenders struck for three unanswered goals in the third period to overcome a 5-3 deficit and turn back Charlotte. The Buzzards converted three goals on just nine shots against Robin Lehner in jumping out to a 3-1 lead early, following an opening game goal by Alamo’s Joakim Nordstrom. Lundstrom was uanble to hold multiple leads for Charlotte however in being peppered with 40 shots (6 which found the net). Brad Marchand and Max Pacioretty scored early third period goals to tie the game at 5, then Derek Ryan scored the game winner with about 5 minutes left. Lehner recovered enough to shut out Charlotte in the third period. First-star honors went to Tyler Seguin (1 goal 1 assist). The Buzzards loss wasted another solid effort from Craig Smith (1 goal and 2 assists). Anders Lee and Dougie Hamilton each contributed a goal and an assist for Charlotte.
Weekly Summary: Two disappointing one goal losses at home cause the Buzzards to lose ground in the wildcard race.
Gilbert Sharks
Weekly Preview: Gibert has 2 home games against Alamo and Chicago
Alamo Defenders @ Gilbert Sharks Roman Josi opens the scioring by ripping a slapshot by Alex Stalock and Gilbert has a 1-0 lead after 1 period. Alamo storms back in the 2nd with 2 straight goals from Derek Ryan. Clayton Keller ties the game at 2 for Gilbert but Aaron Ekblad scores again for Alamo before the end of the 2nd Period. The 3rd period is scoreless until Tyler Seguin adds an empty net goal and Alamo wins 4-2.
Chicago Cosa Nostra @ Gilbert Sharks Shea Theodore and Ryan Nugent Hopkins both get 1st period goals to put Chicago up 2-0. Everything else would be all Gilbert though. Clayton Keller led the way with 2 goals and Jacob Voracek would have a goal and 2 assists. Mackinnon, Brassard, and Giordano also add goals in the 6-2 Gilbert victory.
Weekly Summary: Gilbert once again splits games at home.
Lafayette Homesteaders
Weekly Preview: Cincinnati & Brentwood
Brentwood Bandits @ Lafayette Homesteaders Brentwood 3 Lafayette 4
Cincinnati Inferno @ Lafayette Homesteaders Cincinnati 3 Lafayette 2
Weekly Summary: Split for the Lafayette Homesteaders
Cincinnati Inferno
Weekly Preview: Cincinnati, which is still searching for its identity–battles two strong teams at The Incinerator this week, in Columbus and Bucks County.
Columbus Brew Jackets @ Cincinnati Inferno CBJ 2, CIN 1

Cincinnati jumps on top at 12:55 of the opening frame with ajustin Faulk goal from the right point. The goal was Faulk’s second of the year and was unassisted. Jamie Benn levelled the scores early in the second (1:10 in) with his sixth goal from Nikita Kucherov and Logan Couture. The teams would head to the second intermission knotted at one apiece. The Inferno would rue the two shots that rang off the left goalpost in the frame.

The lone goal of the third period came from Kucherov, his eighth from Benn. Cincinnati would nearly tie the game again with 3:40 to go, but Sidney Crosby’s effort hit the crossbar.

Ben Bishop would skate away the winner, turning aside 22 of the 23 shots he faced. Sergei Bobrovsky knocked away 28 shots in the losing effort.

Bucks County Raccoons @ Cincinnati Inferno BCR 1, CIN 0

There was no scoring in the first two periods, but Bucks County came the closest with a three-on-one break that Sergei Bobrovsky knocked away in the middle frame.

The lone goal of the game came at 13:34 of the third, as Jaden Schwartz picked up his seventh goal of the year from Zach Hyman and Connor McDavid. The goal came on a five-on-three power play after Zdeno Chara and Alex Edler were whistled for minor penalties 23 seconds apart. The Raccoons had three power play opportunities in the stanza and was able to limit the Inferno to just four thrid period shots.

Brian Elliott collected the victory turning away all 29 shots he faced for his first shutout of the year. Sergei Bobrovsky stopped 25 shots in the defeat.

Weekly Summary: Cincinnati drops both games this week despite allowing just three goals. Of course, scoring just one will allow that to happen. The Inferno are 2-4 in their last six on home ice. Sergei Bobrovsky was solid once again, rejecting 53 of the 56 shots he faced (.946 save pct., 1.51 GAA).

Rumblings in Cincinnati indicate changes may be coming as the club looks to get back into the Atlantic Division race. Stay tuned…

Toledo Walleye
Weekly Preview: Toledo (4-8-0) hosts California (5-5-2) and powerful New Jersey (9-2-1). Toledo scoring is up, so now time to see if the defense can turn it up a notch.
California Regulators @ Toledo Walleye Toledo 2, California 1 – Toledo takes advantage of a Reinhart cross checking penalty midway through the 1st as Asimov nets his 5th of the season. The lead is short lived as Gaudreau responds at even strength for his first of the season. Period ends all even. Pretty even 2nd period except for the goal by Vanek on a breakaway to make it 2-1 Walleye. 3rd period sees the home team on the kill for 4 minutes, but the kill is successful, and neither team with any success otherwise than the goalies being flawless, which is good for the Walleye and McElhinney has one of his better games so far this year in the win.
1st star – McElhinney 40 saves
2nd star – Vanek 1g1a
3rd – Anisimov 1g
New Jersey Grizzlies @ Toledo Walleye Toledo 6, New Jersey 3 – Toledo dominated in SOG 39-24 and scoring chances 25-9 in a game much closer and exciting than the score may indicate.

Fairly even 1st period with only one goal scored, by Toledo, Mantha. Four penalties, 3 by the visitors but the penalty kill was flawless. Period ends 1-0 Walleye.

Penalties even up in the 2nd period at 2 each. Toledo gets a shortie on a steal/rush with Foligno netting his 3rd of the season. For the visitors, Arvidsson also a steal/rush goal near the end of the 2nd. Just before the period ends, Vanek answers with his 7th of the season. At intermission its 3-1 Toledo.

Third period sees a frustrated Getzlaf pair up with Brouwer for a little dance and both get 5 minutes in the time out box. Shortly after another penalty for the visitors gives van Riemsdyk the edge he needs to make it 4-1 Toledo. Just as the home fans are thinking this game is in the bag, Kase and Johansen each net one, closing it up to 4-3. Toledo goes into lock down mode and averts a tidal wave of goals, with Mantha adding his 2nd of the game with just under 6 minutes left, making it 5-3.

New Jersey pull the goalie and puts a little pressure on, but it backfires as Mantha breaks free with the puck and gets the empty netter to finish the game at 6-3

1st star – Mantha 3g1a
2nd Vanek 1g3a
3rd Backstrom 3a

Weekly Summary: Finally at week 4 Toledo manages more than 2 points in a homestand. This even up the home record at 4-4-0 for the season.

top performers – McElhinney 1g 40 saves / Mantha 3 goals and 2 assists in 2 games.

Alamo Defenders
Weekly Preview: Alamo plays 2 at home this week. They take on Chicago and LA.
Chicago Cosa Nostra @ Alamo Defenders This was a game where Alamo had the advantage in shots very early. As the game wore on, Anderson didn’t play well in goal for the Defenders.

Chicago scores their first in the first on a Manson goal. Alamo scores 3 goals in a row. Pastrnak and DeBrincat score 2 in a row and now, Chicago has tied it.

Wheeler scores with 9 minutes to go for Alamo. Chicago comes back and gets a goal by Dubois to tie it.

We go to OT. At 3:55, Pastrnak scores his 7th of the year to win the game for Chicago.

Chicago 5 Alamo 4 OT

1st – Pastrnak
2nd – Manson
3rd – DeBrincat

LA Great Danes @ Alamo Defenders This was literally a back and forth affair. Each team traded goals all game long. With 58 seconds to go, Yandle scores his 2nd goal of the year to win the game for Alamo. Alamo scores the first and last goals of the game.

Alamo 5 LA 4

1st – Glendening, 1 goal 1 assist
2nd – Toffoli,1 goal 1 assist (LA)
3rd – Yandle 1 goal

SOG:Alamo 35 LA 32

Weekly Summary: Alamo loses a lead and loses the game to Chicago in OT. Then, Alamo scores late to defeat LA.
Bucks County Racoons
Weekly Preview: Raccoons look to continue their strong start to the season hosting Lafayette and Clearfield in non-divisional tilts.
Lafayette Homesteaders @ Bucks County Raccoons Bucks County throws twice as many shots at the net but a Duschene goal at the 13:10 mark of the 3rd period is the only score of the game as Lafayette holds on for a 1-0 victory. The Racs went 0-4 on the power play which didn’t help.
Clearfield Bison @ Bucks County Raccoons The scoring draught for the Racs is now up to 120 minutes as Clearfield comes into town and pushes Bucks County all over the rink for a 4-0 win. 2 goals in the 1st period and 2 in the 3rd clinch the game for the Bison, as BC could only must 5 scoring chances out of 59 shot attempts.
Weekly Summary: Disappointing week for the home team as Bucks County is shut out in back to back games. No need to panic yet, as the GM stated in the local papers that ‘if you put the puck in the net, the goals will come’…..
New Jersey Grizzlies
Weekly Preview: New Jersey is riding the wave of success and trying to keep the magic alive. 2 home games this week both with top teams in the other divisions.
Bucks County Raccoons @ New Jersey Grizzlies This was a much anticipated game with Connor McDavid in town you never know what to expect. Well it did not take long for McDavid to let his presence be felt. He got the scoring started in the first with his 7th of the year. New Jersey tied the game in the second with a goal by Jasper Bratt his 3rd. In a battle that was clerly tight in was New Jersey breaking thru third with a goal from the point by Victor Hedman Bucks County surged late but could not find the back of the net sealing a victory for New Jersey and Cory Schneider.
California Regulators @ New Jersey Grizzlies This game was quite different from the last. Keith Kinkaid back in the lineup and New Jersey coming off the nail bitter was a recipe that no one was sure what the outcome would be like. New Jersey was firing from all angles and yet could not get it passed Phillpe Grubauer. In the second New Jersey found the touch hitting the net 4 times in under six minutes. California put pressure on in the third but Kinkaid company were able to hold on for the shutout and victory.
Weekly Summary: Keith Kinkaid seems to become the number 1 goalie in New Jersey but Cory Schneider is creeping up quick. Goal-tending seems to be the fire the Grizzlies need. Lets hope they can keep the train rolling.
Clearfield Bison
Weekly Preview: 2 home games vs Guentzel and BWB. No time for writeups, spent too much time fiddling with buggy exe file from DK. Money well spent right there I’d say :/
Guentzel Gunners The apprentice schools the master 4-0
Brentwood Bandits Clearfield dominates everything but the scoresheet in a maddening 2-1 loss.
Weekly Summary: 0-2, 1 G on 67 shots. It is what it is.