2019-2020 PLAYER & GOALIE OF THE WEEK #4
|EASTERN GOALIE||TEAM||GP||GOALS AGAINST||G.A. AVERAGE||SAVES||SAVE %|
|WESTERN GOALIE||TEAM||GP||GOALS AGAINST||G.A. AVERAGE||SAVES||SAVE %|
|WEEKLY PREVIEW:||Bathgate brings in one team to the Round Garden this week – Lafayette, the teams were off to a similar start but the Rangers have actually shown some defense the past week. Can they keep that up?|
|Lafayette Homesteaders @ Bathgate Rangers||Rangers start the scoring in the 1st when Lindblom is called for high sticking. Anderson sticks on in the net for the 1-0 lead. However, Kucherov retaliates with a goal 5 minutes later and the period ends tied 1-1. That Kucherov goal ends up being the last one for the Homesteaders as Halak stops everything that comes his way the rest of the game. And there were plenty of shots 33 that were on net and 74 total. Rangers blocked 25 shots!
In the 2nd, Giroux and Buchnevich score and Klingberg tallies a PP goal in the 3rd as the Rangers skate to 4-1 win.
STARS (all BGR)
|WEEKLY SUMMARY:||Rangers go 1-0 in their only home game!|
|WEEKLY PREVIEW:||3 Home games against Jagr, Gilbert and Toledo|
|Jagr Mullets @ Yellowknife Braves||Jagr hangs on 3-2
Stars #1 JAG Bergeron 1G 2pts
#2 JAG Matthews 1G
#3 JAG Parise 1G
|Gilbert Sharks @ Yellowknife Braves||Braves take this one 5-3
Stars #1 YEL Kuznetsov 1G 2pts
#2 YEL Williams 1G 2pts
#3 YEL Fleury 37 saves
|Toledo Walleye @ Yellowknife Braves||Toledo shuts out Yelowknife 4-0
Stars #1 TOL Dubnyk 45 saves
#2 TOL Cirelli 1G
#3 TOL Backstrom 1G
|WEEKLY SUMMARY:||Yellowknife loses 2 of 3|
|Chicago Cosa Nostra|
|WEEKLY PREVIEW:||Chicago with two home games at the Capone Center this week.|
|Bucks County Raccoons @ Chicago Cosa Nostra||Juuse Saros was spectacular in the net turning away every shot he faced for the Shutout. Chicago tallies 1 in the second period & 1 in the third to walk away with the win.
Final Score: Chicago 2 – Buck County 0
Labatts – 3-Star Selection:
Star #1 – Juuse Saros 37 Saves
|Yellowknife Braves @ Chicago Cosa Nostra||Division rivals the Braves from Yellowknife come into the Windy City & skate circles around the home team in the Capone Center.
Final Score: Yellowknife 3 – Chicago 0
Labatts – 3-Star Selection:
Star #1 – Marc-Andre Fleury 32 Saves
|WEEKLY SUMMARY:||Chicago pitches a shut-out and then has one thrown back at them. 2 Points at home this week for the Cosa Nostra.|
|Thunder Bay Nor’Westers|
|WEEKLY PREVIEW:||Two home games and two road games this week. Home vs Bathgate & Guentzel.|
|Bathgate Rangers @ Thunder Bay NorWesters||Bathgate opens the scoring Hertl(10) but that is the only score in the first period. A close tight game with both defenses continually disrupting play.
The second period opened up more and each team scored 2 goals. Bathgate goals by Lindholm(1) and Zadarov (2). Thunder Bay goals by Connor (5) and Parayko (2). 3-2 Bathgate on top.
The third period Thunder Bay seemed fresher and just quicker to the puck. Alexander Barkov tied the game 3-3 with his 7th goal of the season. Then Sean Couturier scored the game winner his 4th of the season.
Final Score Thunder Bay 4 Bathgate 3.
|Guentzel Gunners @ Thunder Bay NorWesters||Thunder Bay and Guentzel meet for the first time after their trade. Nolan Patrick played for the visitors and Luke Kunin subbed in to give Jasper Bratt a rest.
The Norwesters dominated the face-offs and that was key to an easy win. Barkov and O’Reilly both had 15 face-off wins.
Athanasiou scored in the 1st period his 7th of the season. Then Andreas Johnsson (8th) and Kyle Connot (6th) followed to give Thunder Bay a 3-0 lead after 20 minutes
No goals were scored in the 2n period.
The 3rd period was a grind as Thunder Bay attempted to close down the neutral zone. The only score was Gabe Landeskog (7th). Final Score Thunder Bay 4 – Guentzal 0.
|WEEKLY SUMMARY:||Two solid wins at home. The offense continues to be three lines deep.|
|LA Great Danes|
|WEEKLY PREVIEW:||Danes come into week 4 with a 3-2-0 record at home and a 1-6-0 record at home. So just what we don’t need – 3 more home games this week!|
|Brentwood Bandits @ LA Great Danes||Despite LA outshooting Brentwood 45-32, this game was never really in doubt. Brentwood scores on their first shot and rolls to a 5-2 win. It was Brentwood’s third line doing almost all the damage – Galchenyuk the hat trick and 4 points, Kerfoot 4 assists, and Neidereiter 1G-2A.|
|Alamo Defenders @ LA Great Danes||Not a good start for LA, falling behind 2-0 after one with Alamo scoring 2 goals 54 seconds apart in period 1. But the Danes get even at 2-2, with the 4th line and 3rd D pairing tying the game versus Alamo’s first line. But so much for momentum as Alamo regains the lead 28 seconds later, and a minute after that Alamo scores again and LA is down 4-2 after 2 periods. With a PP chance to get back in the game in the 3rd, LA gives up a SHG and the home losing streak continues with another 5-2 loss. Ekblad and Heinen had 2 goals each for Alamo.|
|Gilbert Sharks @ LA Great Danes||The last place Sharks come to town, and Gilbert jumps out to a quick 2-0 lead on goals by Domi at 0:48 and Voracek at 8:12. A Jamie Benn deflection goal gets LA within one after one. It’s a scoreless second period despite the Danes holding a 7-1 scoring chance advantage, so a tight one goal game heading into the 3rd. In the 3rd, a Pominville slapshot blows by Andersen at 7:59, but the Danes keep the pressure on the Sharks. A Pietrangelo shot beats Nilsson but hits the crossbar, but a bit later Scheifele scores at 14:40 to make it 3-2. LA peppers Nilsson in the last minute, but Atkinson scores the empty-net goal and Gilbert comes away with the 4-2 win. Gilbert D-man David Savard earns the game’s first star with his first 3 assists of the season.|
|WEEKLY SUMMARY:||A 1-9-0 record at home so far. The Danes need a long road trip.|
|WEEKLY PREVIEW:||Just one home game this week – but it’s a BIG one: The Battle of the Brothers ™.|
|Brentwood Bandits @ Jagr Mullets||Well that sucked.
Brentwood goes up 1-0 just 79 seconds into the contest, as Konecny scores his first of the year.
Jagr carries the play, but just can’t get past the Vasilevskiy Wall (c).
It’s Brentwood up 3-0 late in the 3rd, when the Mullets pull Kuemper and throw the kitchen sink at the wall.
Ovechkin (6) finally penetrates the frozen barrier to make it 3-1, but the Mullets play with fire too long, surrendering a pair of empty netters by Josi and Debrusk to ultimately fall 5-1.
Also of note – both goalies belonged to the other teams last season, so Vasilevskiy wins this round as he thoroughly outplays Kuemper.
Star 1: BWB Vasilevskiy 42 saves
GWG: John Tavares
Notables: BWB Vasilevskiy 42 saves
|WEEKLY SUMMARY:||Do-over? We wish.|
|WEEKLY PREVIEW:||The Steaders have 2 division games this week as the Mullets and the Rangers come to the hills and hollers of Tennessee|
|Bathgate Rangers @ Lafayette Homesteaders||Lafayette takes the lead early and holds on to it. Carter Hart was the second star of the game but Ranger goalie Geogiev was the real star stoning Lafayette on 7 one on ones. Drouins late goal pulled the Rangers within 2 but Hart held off a late game flurry to seal the victory
LAF 4 BATH 2
|Jagr Mullets @ Lafayette Homesteaders||Lafayette again held a lead going into the 3rd but this time they couldnt hold on as goals by Letang and Rielly sealed the game for Jagr. The Mullets outshot the Steaders 24-9 in the 3rd period and Sergie aint no Carter Hart
JAGR 5 LAF 4
|WEEKLY SUMMARY:||2 out of 4 points seem to be expected. Lafayette seems to be a 500 club|
|WEEKLY PREVIEW:||Alamo hosts LA in it’s lone home game this week.|
|LA Great Danes @ Alamo Defenders||The Great Danes score 30 seconds into the game as Scheifele nets his 6th goal of the season. Glendening scores to tie it at one. Long Beach scores two more in the 1st on Wallmark and Schenn goals. Alamo scores on a Draisatl goal. After 1 period, its 3-2.
In the 2nd, Stamkos scores his 7th goal of the season. Its tied at 3 after 2 periods.
3rd period – Jenner scores his 4th goal and Alamo takes the lead. The Defenders hold on for the win.
Stalock survives a 3 goal first period and Alamo wins the game.
Alamo 4 LA 3
1st – Glendening
SOG – Alamo 41 LA 29.
|WEEKLY SUMMARY:||Alamo 4 LA 3|
|WEEKLY PREVIEW:||The Cincinnati Inferno head into the week with four home games. Is this the week they finally move among the top contenders in the MWHL?|
|Alamo Defenders @ Cincinnati Inferno||Alamo puts on a clinic in a 5-1 win over Cincinnati.
The Defenders score three times in the first period in putting this one away early. Leon Draisaitl scores a pair of goals to lead the charge and Robin Lehner stops 28 in picking up the victory.
|Jagr Mullets @ Cincinnati Inferno||A five-goal third period by Jagr broke open a close game and made it a 7-2 final.
Alexander Radulov had a goal and three assists to pace the Mullets, while Alex Ovechkin had a goal and two assists to burn the Inferno. Darcy Kuemper stopped 30 shots to take the win, as Jagr dominated in almost every statistic. The Mullets won the hits battle (24-6) and scoring chances (21-7).
|Charlotte Buzzards @ Cincinnati Inferno||Cincinnati holds on to win a wild 5-4 victory over Charlotte. Each team scoring three goals in the third period.
Joe Pavelski scored twice in the final 95 seconds of the game to get the Buzzards to the doorstep of victory. Ben Burns had a goal and an assist for Charlotte, as Cincinnati had five different goal scorers and a pair of assists from defenseman John Carlson.
|Thunder Bay NorWesters @ Cincinnati Inferno||Thunder Bay got 24 saves from Pekka Rinne in a 4-1 win over Cincinnati.
Ryan O’Reilly paced the offense with a goal and an assist and held off charges from the Inferno late.
|WEEKLY SUMMARY:||Cincinnati goes 1-3 for the week and gets clobbered in a number of games. It could be a long season in the Queen City…..|
|WEEKLY PREVIEW:||Just one home game for the struggling Sharks versus California|
|California Regulators @ Gilbert Sharks||Gilbert gets shutout by Anton Khudobin and, despite outshooting California 30-24, get blown out by California 6-0. Tuuka Rask has by far his worst game of the year so far.|
|WEEKLY SUMMARY:||Gilbert is looking at a long season with the way they have played so far.|
|WEEKLY PREVIEW:||Charlotte, leading the Atlantic division for the first time ever, seeks to build on its momentum with home games versus Bucks County and Guentzel.|
|Bucks County Raccoons @ Charlotte Buzzards||The Buzzards run into a buzzsaw by the name of Jack Campbell. The Raccoons goalie made an astonishing 50 saves against 52 shots in turning back Charlotte, 5-2. Meanwhile Carey Price (just 25 saves) was less then stellar and three goals in the first six minutes of the game — two from Melkar Karlsson and another from Andrew Shaw gave the Raccoons a 3-1 advantage, a lead they never relinquished. Karlsson, Campbell and Shaw garenered first, second and third star honors respectively.|
|Guentzel Gunners @ Charlotte Buzzards||The inspiration behind the Guentzel Gunners franchise — Jake that is — delivers. Guentzel’s Guentzel scores two second period goals to overcome a 3-2 deficit and lift the Gunners to the 5-3 victory. Jake Guentzel grabbed first-star honors followed by second star Patrick Kane (1 goal 2 assists) and third star Garnet Hathaway who kicked off the scoring for Guentzel with the first goal of the game early in the first period. Braden Holtby delivered with 43 saves for the Gunners. While Charlotte outshot Guentzel 46-38 and won 46 of 72 faceoffs, it spent less time in the attacking zone, with the Gunners winning that TOA battle 5:47 to 4:29. Charlotte didn’t give up any power play goals but doomed its chances to generate any offensive momentum by racking up seven penalties.|
|WEEKLY SUMMARY:||Indicative of several of the Buzzards losses this year, Charlotte throws the kitchen sink at its two visitors. But an eye-raising 98 shots only yields 5 goals — and no points — in these last two home games, with opponent netminders having the last laugh. The Buzzards continue applying massive offensive pressure, yet still manage to somehow slide back in the Atlantic.|
|Bucks County Raccoons|
|WEEKLY PREVIEW:||BC looks to pick up some points against two teams at the bottom of their respective divisions|
|Guentzel Gunners @ Bucks County Raccoons||The Racs explode for four 2nd period goals on the way to a 6-2 win over the Guentzel Gunners. BC controlled play through out, attempting 70 shots to the visitors 44 and generating 21 scoring chances for the game. Zach Hyman notched two goals for the home team in victory.|
|Toledo Walleye @ Bucks County Raccoons||Evander Kane broke a 12 game goal less streak at 9:33 of the third period for his first of the year, breaking open a tight checking contest as the Bucks County Raccoons skated to a 4-1 victory over the Toledo Walleye. After killing off a 4 minute penalty at 13:19 of the 3rd, Kevin Hayes scored on the rush to give the Racs some cushion. Two empty net goals surrounded an Arvidsson goal in the last 90 seconds to set the final score.|
|WEEKLY SUMMARY:||Mission accomplished, winning both home games against teams currently struggling a bit…|
|Chicago Cosa Nostra @ California Regulators||California wins 3-1 against visiting Chicago.|
|Alamo Defenders @ California Regulators||California wins a close one, 5-4, against division rival Alamo.|
|WEEKLY SUMMARY:||California wins two at home this week.|
|WEEKLY PREVIEW:||One home game this week.|
|Bathgate Rangers @ Brentwood Bandits||Bathgate outshoots Brentwood 35-30, but the Bandits have the edge in faceoffs 39-26, hits 22-18, blocks 19-17, and scoring chances 12-10. Bathgate also goes 0-5 on the PP.
This all leads to a Bandits 4-3 victory.
|WEEKLY SUMMARY:||One home game, two points, and the “surprising” defending Cup Champs may hold onto first place in the Metro for another week before Jagr rights their ship and rolls over the division.
Will we try for the repeat, or sell for a rebuilding year? Time will tell!
|WEEKLY PREVIEW:||2 home games in Toledo this week. Doing this late, busy weekend with the grandkid.|
|Gilbert Sharks @ Toledo Walleye||Toledo 2, Gilbert 1 –
PP goal in the 1st by Pettersson makes it 1-0
Binnington saves 32 of 33 in the win.
|Chicago Cosa Nostra @ Toledo Walleye||Chicago 5, Toledo 2.
Toledo offense continues to sputter, while Chicago gets it going this game.
Chicago scores the first 3 of the game (DeBrincat, Chabot, Pastrnak) before Toledo responds with 2 (van Riemsdyk and Arvidsson). But thats all the Walleye have.
Pastrnak and Pirri each add one more in the 2nd and then Saros goes stone wall the final 40 minutes to make it stand. 5-2
|WEEKLY SUMMARY:||2 points in 2 games at home is not a playoff formula. Changes are coming.|
No results from Guentzel
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