2019-2020 PLAYER & GOALIE OF THE WEEK #2
|EASTERN GOALIE||TEAM||GP||GOALS AGAINST||G.A. AVERAGE||SAVES||SAVE %|
|WESTERN GOALIE||TEAM||GP||GOALS AGAINST||G.A. AVERAGE||SAVES||SAVE %|
|WEEKLY PREVIEW:||Yellowknife hosts 3 top dogs Thunderbay, L.A. and Cincinatti|
|Thunder Bay NorWesters @Yellowknife Braves||Yellowknife nets a game winning goal with 5.5 seconds left winning it 4-3.
Stars #1YEL Rantanen 1G
#2YEL Tatar 1G
#3YEL Williams 1G
|LA Great Danes @ Yellowknife Braves||The Great Danes take this one 2-1
Stars #1 LGD Anderson 30 saves
#2 LGD Schenn 1G
#3 LGD Pietrangelo 1G
|Cincinnati Inferno @ Yellowknife Braves||Cinci dominates everything but the score as they lose in a shoot out to the Braves 4-3.
Stars #1 YEL Bjorkstrand 1G
#2 YEL Aho 1G
#3 CIN Hartman 1G
|WEEKLY SUMMARY:||All 3 games could have gone either way. Sometimes its better to be lucky than good.
Yellowknife takes 2 of 3
|LA Great Danes|
|WEEKLY PREVIEW:||After an 0-3 start at home in week 1, the Great Danes host Jagr and Chicago in week 2.|
|Jagr Mullets @ LA Great Danes||The Danes face ANOTHER 8+ rating goalie in Darcy Kuemper, that’s 4 straight home games. LA starts strong with an early 7-2 shot advantage and strike first on a goal by Alex Pietrangelo. We end up 1-1 after 2 periods when Ovechkin scores on a delayed penalty. But a disastrous 3rd period for LA, as Jagr scores 4 in the first 11 minutes of the final period and coasts to a 5-1 win. Jagr owned the games 3 stars – Ovechkin 2G, Kuemper 32 saves, and Lindholm 1G.|
|Chicago Cosa Nostra @ LA Great Danes||A wild 1st period as LA scores first but gives up the lead 21 seconds later and then scores twice in 12 seconds to take a 3-1 lead 10 minutes in. Bit Chicago scores twice in the 2nd half of the period for a 3-3 tie after one. The 2nd period was a tough one for the home team, outshooting Chicago 22-8 and outchancing them 9-2 in the period, but getting oustcored 2-0. Marazek stood on his head during a 4-minute power play for LA with 9 saves, and a back-breaker goal by Toews with 5 seconds left in period 2 gave Chicago a 5-3 lead after 2. Dubois scored his 2nd of the game 3 minutes into the 3rd, and that was it. Chicago continues their hot start to the season with a 6-3 win. Dubois was the #1 star with 2G-1A, Hoffman got LA on the star sheet with 2G, and Pastrnak was the 3rd star with 1G-2A. No star for Mrazek, but he had 48 saves in the win. LA outchanced Chi 19-9, but the woes continue at home for LA.|
|WEEKLY SUMMARY:||Ouch! An 0-5 start at home, although LA is 2-0 on the road after an early week 2 game report came in. I guess things are going according to plan in a rebuild year. With the early season trade of Ryan McDonagh, there will be growing pains for the young D corps and the goalies are feeling it with a sub .850 save %. Miro Heiskanen is a minus 6 so far, but got his first 2 MWHL points with 2 assists against Chicago in a season high 24 minutes, as he’s now in a top 4 role after the trade.|
|WEEKLY PREVIEW:||Alamo has one home game this week against Charlotte.|
|Charlotte Buzzards @ Alamo Defenders||Charlotte visits Alamo.
In the 1st period, Alamo has a strong start with two goals. Both Matheson and Stamkos score their first goals of the year.
2nd period – Tuch scores and Charlotte trails now, 2-1. Alamo gets back to back goals by McAvoy and Marchand. But, Charlotte makes it close as Tarasenko scores his first goal at the end of the 2nd period.
3rd period – Charlotte overwhelms Stalock in goal. They score 3 unanswered goals to win the game.
Charlotte 5 Alamo 4
1st star – Marchessault 2 goals
Price had 39 saves for the Buzzards as they were outshot 43-29.
|WEEKLY SUMMARY:||Charlotte comes from behind and defeats Alamo, 5-4.|
|WEEKLY PREVIEW:||Two tough games on the docket – Guentzel and Alamo.|
|Guentzel Gunners @ Jagr Mullets||First up is the Guentzel Pretzels… well, they looked like pretzels the way the Mullets skated circles around them en route to a 6-0 toasting. Darcy Kuemper pitches the shutout while Elias Lindhom’s coming out party continues, as he pots 2 goals and an assist.
GWG: Morgan Rielly
Notables: GUE None
|Alamo Defenders @ Jagr Mullets||The high powered Alamo offense comes to town. Fortunately the Mullets have some firepower of their own, as they go up 2-0 early and never relinquish the lead as they win it 7-4.
Alamo had a hard time staying out of the box, forced to hook and trip to attempt to slow down the high flying Mullets. Brossoit collects his first win of the year in net, and Radulov is the star of the evening, with a pair of goals and pair of assists. Robin Lehner is chased from the net after surrendering 4 goals in the 1st period.
Star 1: JAG Radulov 2 G, 4 Pts
GWG: Alexander Radulov
Notables: ALA Polak 5 blocks
|WEEKLY SUMMARY:||After a slow start in week 1, the Mullets get their flow together and put up 13 goals at home this week, surrendering 4.|
|Thunder Bay Nor’Westers|
|WEEKLY PREVIEW:||Home games against LA and Gilbert. Landeskog & Bertuzzi are day-to-day. Nolan Patrick has been rotating in those slots in practice.|
|LA Great Danes @ Thunder Bay NorWesters||Thunder Bay gets off to a good start in the Thunder Dome. Barkov scores the first two goals of the game (#3&4) as the Nor’Westers jump out to a 2-0 lead after 20 minutes, even though LA outshot TBN 12 to 7.
Andreas Johnson, moved to the line with Landeskog out with a lower body injury, score his 3rd of the season on a power play to up the lead to 3-0. At 10:55 of the 2nd Kyle Connor also scored his 3rd of the year on a power play to give Thunder Bay a commanding 4-0 lead. Late in the 2nd Joe Thornton scored his 3r of the season to put the Danes on the scoreboard. A 2 period Thunder Bay leads 4-1 on the scoreboard and 21to 19 in shots.
Jamie Benn scores early in the 3rd as the Danes press hard. The lead is back to two goals and LA has plenty of time. Thunder Bay’s coach Jiri Fischer makes changes to shut down the neutral soon and the pace of play slows. Mid-period Dan Petry blasts a rocket from the point and Andreas Johnsson blocks Andersson’s view. The final score is Thunder Bay 5 LA 2.
3-Stars: Barkov, Johnsson & Petry.
|Gilbert Sharks @ Thunder Bay NorWesters||The Thunder Dome is rocking and the Nor’Westers jump out to a 2-0 lead on Sean Couturier 2nd and 3rd goals of the season. That closes out the 1st period.
The 2nd period starts slowly with tight defensive play and sharp goal tending. At 10:33 Colton Parayko scores his first and extends the Thunder Bay lead to 3-0. Less than a minute later Cam Atkinson answers for the Sharks with his 1st goal of the year. Then Ryan O’Reilly scores his 4th – ending the period with Thunder Bay leading 4-1.
Gilbert has hammered the Holtby with 33 shots but he has been rock solid.
At 00:20 of the 3rd Alexsander Barkov scores his 5th goal in 6 games to extend the lead to 5-1. That lights a fire under the Gilbert bench and they mount a furious attack. Holtby stands strong. AT 11:13 Kyle Connor scores his 4th goal of the season.
Thunder Bay’s coach Fischer, with 6-1 lead starts to rest his top players. Kovalchuk scores, then Ennis and finally MacKinnon but it is too little to late. The final score is Thunder Bay 6 Gilbert 4.
|WEEKLY SUMMARY:||After 2 weeks of home games – Thunder Bay is undefeated at home 3-0. Thru 6 game we are 5-1-0 for 10 points. This is the best start in the franchises history and the season ticket holders are starting to get cranked up.|
|WEEKLY PREVIEW:||The Steaders take on three tough team Toledo, Bucks County and Alomo|
|Toledo Walleye @ Lafayette Homesteaders||Toledo comes to town and they are on a roll
1st – Toledo dominates the first period outshooting the Steaders 14-6 both Barrie and Eichel are stoned on breakaways
LAFAYETTE 3 TOLEDO 1
|Bucks County Raccoons @ Lafayette Homesteaders||Carter Hart contines his run as the Homesteaders win 4-1
Eichel gets his 4th, Martinook his first and LaBlanc gets his 6th and is on fire. The Ghost gets an EN to seal the game. Kase gets the lone goal for the Coons.
LAFAYETTE 4 BUCKS COUNTY 1
|Alamo Defenders @ Lafayette Homesteaders||The Defenders come in and Lafayette is flying high having taken the first 2 games of the home stand. Philly goes with Bobrovsky in goal and well he aint Carter Hart.
Alamo dominates from start to end beating Lafayette 4-2
Alamo goals : Hornqvist (1), Draisaiti (2), Stamkos (1), Jenner SH BA (2)
|WEEKLY SUMMARY:||Lafayette gets 4 out of a possible 6 points and continue .500 hockey|
|WEEKLY PREVIEW:||The Cincinnati Inferno look to rebound from a 1-3 opening week with another three game road trip week. The lone home opponent, the Lafayette Homesteaders feature former Inferno netminder Sergei Bobrovsky and will trot him out for this game.|
|Lafayette Homesteaders @ Cincinnati Inferno||Lafayette opened the scoring at 11:10 of the first, with his second of the year–converting a William Karlsson turnover. The lead was short-lived, as David Perron converted his second goal of the year on a Cincinnati power play to level the scores at one apiece. That concluded the first period scoring and the shots favored the Homesteaders, 11-10.
The Inferno would notch both goals in the second to build a 3-1 edge. Jason Zucker finished a two-on-one break at 2:52 for his first goal of the campaign. Nate Schmidt’s shot from the point at 7:46 off a draw built the lead further. The shots on goal in the middle stanza were even at seven apiece.
The turning point of the game came 1:52 into the third period. Brayden McNabb was called for a five minute major for chraging on Duchene and the Homesteaders had their best chance of the game. The Inferno stood tall, blocking seven shots during the extended man-advantage and help Lafayette to no shots on goal. Cincinnati built the lead to three goals when Sidney Crosby lit the lamp with his second of the year with a wrist shot in the slot. Duchene picked up his second of the night and third of the campaign just 34 seconds later to close out the 4-2 Cincinnati win. The shots favored Lafayette, 13-8, in the third.
Connor Hellbuyck picked up his second win, stopping 29 shots, while Sergei Bobrovsky absorbed the loss, his third of the season, turning away 21 shots. The Inferno went one-for-three on the power play, while Lafayette was unsuccessful in its only chance.
Duchene was the number one star with a pair of goals, while Perron’s goal and an assist earned number two star honors. Schmidt was the third star with a goal, an assist , four hits and three blocked shots.
Cincinnati held a 23-10 blocked shots advantage, including 14 in the third period. Jeff Skinner won 11 of 14 faceoffs (78.6%) for Cincinnati.
|WEEKLY SUMMARY:||Cincinnati grabs its first home win of the season and waits for the results from the three game road swing. With six of the first eight games on the road, the Inferno will welcome three home contests at The Incinerator next week,|
|WEEKLY PREVIEW:||Rangers looking for a home win and maintaining a high potent offense – but really, we need to keep the other team’s pucks out of the net!!|
|Cincinnati Inferno @ Bathgate Rangers||Alright!! We keep on scoring – 4 more goals! However, the Infernno manage to double that and score an amazing 8 goals – 4 in the final period (6 goals in the 3rd between both teams). Cincinnati got 3 goals in the 1st including 2 PP goals. That was 2 or 3 for the period and 2 of 4 for the game. Cincinnati didn’t even get whistled (not paying off the refs enough).
Rangers actually scored 1st (Drouin) and after a McNabb goal, Klingberg scored to make it 2-1 Bathgate. But that was the last they saw the lead. Bowser and Schmidt get the PP goals and period 1 ends 3-2 Inferno.Crosby gets the only goal of the 2nd period – really, only 1 goal?Down 4-2 to start the 3rd, Hischier scores 34 seconds in and it’s 4-3. Then Crosby scores his 2nd of the game just past halfway through the period and Lowry pretty much ices the cake less than a minute later. Hischier does get another goal, but Gallagher gets an empty-netter with 1 minute to go. And then he scores again 15 seconds later (with a goalie in net) for the final tally and the Rangers feel low losing 8-4.
STARS (all CIN):
1. Crosby 2 goals, 1 assist
2. Schmidt 1 goal, 4 assists (that’s 5 points)
3. Gallagher 2 goals
|Charlotte Buzzards @ Bathgate Rangers||Charlotte comes to town and it gets even worse!
Tarasenko and Pionk trade goals in the 1st – Pionk scoring on a PP. But Hischier clears one in to the seats early in the 2nd and Pavelski responds with a PP goal. That was it through 2, 2-1 Charlotte.Period 3 – 4 goals from Charlotte and no goals for Bathgate. Tarasenko and Pavelski each score again then Sissons and Tuch decide to have fun as well. Final: 6-1 Charlotte, ouch!But it’s not for lack of trying on offense. Rangers fired 26 shots on goal in the 3rd, but Price stopped them all – 44 saves in total for the game. And the Inferno added 23 blocked shots to the mess (Rangers attempted 88 shots in all).
STARS (all CIN):
1. Tarasenko 2 goals, 1 assist
2. Price 44 saves
3. Pavelski 2 goals
|WEEKLY SUMMARY:||So, Rangers are not happy this week and more practice will be done!!|
|Chicago Cosa Nostra|
|WEEKLY PREVIEW:||Chicago had a solid week #1, but doesn’t expect the team to do the same for week #2.|
|Alamo Defenders @ Chicago Cosa Nostra||Chicago plays this one tough and even out shoots the Defenders 43-36, including 15-5 in the 3rd Period. Despite a goal late in the 3rd Period Chicago can’t get the tying one past RobinLehner who stopped 41 of 43 shots to help give Alamo the win.
Final Score: Alamo 3 – Chicago 2
Labatts – 3-Star Selection:
Star #1 – Steven Stamkos 2G
|Guentzel Gunners @ Chicago Cosa Nostra||The Kid has the scoring & his defense isn’t that bad either. Chicago was down 3-0 after 2 Periods of play. Guentzel picked up a Power Play Goal in the 3rd & Chicago scored their ownly tally in the 3rd to fall far short from the win.
Final Score: Guentzel 4 – Chicago 1
Labatts – 3-Star Selection:
Star #1 – Chris Tanev 1G
|WEEKLY SUMMARY:||Chicago gets Zero Points in two homes games this week. The road hopefully is much better to them.|
|WEEKLY PREVIEW:||Gilbert with just 1 home game this week vs. Jagr|
|Jagr Mullets @ Gilbert Sharks||Ovechkin scores first in the 1st period to give Jagr the 1-0 lead but Gilbert comes back with goals from Krug and Mackinnon to take the lead. The 2nd period is all Jagr with goals from Sundqvist and Letang and there is no scoring in the 3rd as Jagr wins 3-2.|
|WEEKLY SUMMARY:||Gilbert loses it’s only home game in this session|
|Bucks County Raccoons|
|WEEKLY PREVIEW:||Bucks County looks to pick up some points against two teams that have gotten out of the gate slowly to start the season….|
|Gilbert Sharks @ Bucks County Raccoons||The visiting Sharks scored at the 1:04 mark of the 2nd period and it looked like they were going to check the game away, but Giordano took a tripping penalty with 2 minutes left in the game and with the goalie pulled, Shaw scored at 18:40 to tie the game and then the Raccoons took the shoot out 2-0 to secure the two points. The two goalies (Rask and Campbell) saved 80 of 82 shots during regulation and overtime…..|
|Bathgate Rangers @ Bucks County Raccoons||The Raccoons never trialed in this game as Conner McDavid notched 2 goals and an assist to lead Bucks County to a 5-2 win over visiting Bathgate.|
|WEEKLY SUMMARY:||Bucks County accomplished what they set out to do and picked up 4 points in their 2 home games this week…..|
|WEEKLY PREVIEW:||Charlotte, after the ugliest of starts in losing its first three home games, makes needed line tweaks and seeks to get its season on track with a tilt versus high-flying and undefeated Brentwood (the only home game of this session).|
|Brentwood Bandits @ Charlotte Buzzards||The Bandits of Brentwood grab an early 1-0 lead that holds for quite awhile as it seeks a fourth consecutive victory to start the season — but Charlotte responds with four unanswered goals, including a late Joe Pavelski empty netter, to grab a desperately-needed first home victory, 4-1. For the Bandits, John Tavares struck instantly, just 2:57 in. Meanwhile Andrei Vasilevskiy (40 saves) played valiantly in net and kept Charlotte scoreless until 13:55 into the second period when Anders Lee converted on his first tally of the season on assists from fellow second liners Dylin Larkin and Mitch Mariner. The game stayed tied until 1:57 into the third period when Charlotte center Colton Sissons wins a faceoff in the offensive zone then subsequently scores on a return feed from Tyler Myers. The goal would be the game-winner in a close contest throughout. Charlotte defensemen Travis Hamonic fired what was characterized by the game engine as a “rocket” of a slapshot that beat Vasilevskiy with 7:16 left in regulation for 3-1 insurance, and Pavelski’s empty netter came with just 37 seconds left to play. Carey, Price (22 saves), though not anywhere near as challenged as Vasilevskiy, was credited as the first star, followed by Lee and Sissons.|
|WEEKLY SUMMARY:||Needed lineup adjustments work for Charlotte which finally showcases its firepower, with its second line of Lee, Marner and Dylin Larkin stepping up finally. Carey Price offers marked improvement over last year’s Charlotte number one goalie since jettisoned (the aging Henrik Lundvquist).|
|WEEKLY PREVIEW:||Brentwood plays host to Chicago and Thunder Bay. In a season that was anticipated to be a rebuilding one, Brentwood was off to a hot start. Will it continue?|
|Chicago Cosa Nostra @ Brentwood Bandits||This was a strange and wild game.
13 seconds in Chicago takes the lead on a Dahlin (1) goal.
2 minutes later Theodore (2) makes it 2-0 Chicago. Not the start to the game I would want (duh).
8:26 mark Vatrano pots his 1st of the season. He is fighting for ice time and may get it over Nino. 2-1 Chicago.
10:47 Kreider (3) makes it 3-1 Chicago.
Then the 2nd period happened…
The Bandits outshoot Chicago 24-2 in the 2nd period! Pastrnak (4) scores on 1 of those 2 Chicago shots, but Brentwood gets goes from Niederreiter (1), Kessel (3), and Eller (1) to tie it up at 5-5!
3rd period… Chicago coach must have had a “chat” with their players in the locker room cause Pastrnak (5) gets his 2nd of the evening to put Chicago ahead 6-5.
Then the wheels fell off for Chicago as Kerfoot (2), Debrusk (3), and Galchenyuk (1) all score in under 3 minutes! Bandits go on to win 8-6.
Murray didn’t play too well in his season debut… we need him to play 1/4 of the games, so let’s hope he straightens up!
|Thunder Bay NorWesters @ Brentwood Bandits||42 seconds in, Johnson (1) puts the Bandits up 1-0.
5:05 mark sees Slavin (2) tie it up 1-1.
13:37 Athanasiou (4) makes it a 2-1 Thunder Bay lead.
2nd period 26 seconds in Tavares (6) ties it up 2-2.
7:04 Galchenyuk (2) starts heating up with his 2nd goal in as many games to put the Bandits up 3-2.
3rd period sees Thunder Bay HAMMERING Murray with shots as they outshoot the Bandits 22-7, but Murray is up to the task and shuts the door on the way to a much better win than the last game keeping the high powered Thunder Bay offense under control.
|WEEKLY SUMMARY:||Two more wins at home makes me think that maybe we could compete this season, but it’s still WAY too early for that talk!|
|WEEKLY PREVIEW:||2 home games for the Walleye this week, with two very strong teams visiting the Huntington Centre. California (3-1-0) and Brentwood (3-0-0) will be a tough test.|
|California Regulators @ Toledo Walleye||California 5, Toledo 3 — In the first period the teams play even on the scoreboard, each getting a single tally (Getzlaf – Pettersson) even though the Walleye throw a lot more rubber at the visitors net, outshooting them 22-5.
California blows the game open in the 2nd, scoring 3 (Gaudreau, Staal, Chara) while shutting down the Walleye. Only 5 SOG by California in a very efficient attack.
Period 3 sees the Walleye throw another truckload of rubber at Khudobin, 19 shots, while California only take 5 on Binnington. Nelson nets one to make it 5-1 before the home team gets 2 (Arvidsson and Dadonov) to make it 5-3 with 8 minutes to go. But not many good looks the last 8 minutes and the visitors prevail.
1st star – Getzlaf 1G 1A
Khudobin 45 saves pretty nifty
|Brentwood Bandits @ Toledo Walleye||Toledo 5, Brentwood 1 — One minute in, its the Walleye with the early tally. Lindell with a slap shot just past the one minute mark. After that the defenses go into lockdown mode and neither team lights the lamp for the next 60 or so shots. Among them a few breakaways that were stymied by Dubnyk and Vasileevskiy. Mixed in with that a 5 minute major by dumbass Nick Foligno for checking from behind, with a bonus 10 minutes for being a douchebag. The Walleye stop something like 8-10 shots in that shooting gallery.
Finally in the 3rd period the dam breaks loose and the teams combine for 5 goals in the final 12 minutes. Unfortunately for Brentwood, only 1 for them (Horvat) while the Fishes get the other 4 (Backstrom 2 (one EN) and Petterssson 2). The shutout for Dubnyk made it 59 minutes before the Bandits score.
1st star – Backstrom 2G
|WEEKLY SUMMARY:||One win and one loss, against two very good teams. We’ll take that as we work some bugs out.
Dubnyk with 1 GA against 42 saves was a sight for sore eyes after he gave up 15 goals in 3 games the first week.
|Charlotte Buzzards @ California Regulators||Charlotte beats California 6-3.|
|Cincinnati Inferno @ California Regulators||Cincinnati beats California 4-3.|
|Yellowknife Braves @ California Regulators||California beats Yellowknife 4-1.|
|WEEKLY SUMMARY:||Sorry guys, no time for a write-up this week. California drops 2 of 3 at home.|
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