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2019-2020 PLAYER & GOALIE OF THE WEEK #20

EASTERN SKATER TEAM GP GOALS ASISSTS POINTS PM  +/-  SOG S%
Travis Konecny BWB 4 7 1 8 2 -2 20 35%
                   
EASTERN GOALIE TEAM GP GOALS AGAINST G.A. AVERAGE SAVES SAVE %
Alexandar Georgiev BGR 2 2 1.01 65 .970
                   
WESTERN SKATER TEAM GP GOALS ASSISTS POINTS PM  +/-  SOG S%
Jonathan Huberdeau CAL 4 0 6 6 6 0 16 0%
                   
WESTERN GOALIE TEAM GP GOALS AGAINST G.A. AVERAGE SAVES SAVE %
Jack Campbell BCR 3 5 1.67 104 .954
                   

Bathgate Rangers
WEEKLY PREVIEW: Playing out the season for skills development and tryouts for next year – the Rangers have 3 home games this week.
Charlotte Buzzards @ Bathgate Rangers Rangers score 1st (Drouin) in the 1st, but then the Buzzards get 3 unanswered goals – 1 in each period: Smith, Larkin, and Johnson to take a 3-1 lead. The 3rd goal was a late empty netter and the Rangers did counter that but with only 5 seconds left. ZBad got that goal.
Final 3-2 Charlotte.
STARS – all CHA
1. Smith 1 goal, 1 assist
2. Larkin 1 goal
3. Johnson 1 goal
But Domingues 32 saves were very notable!! And he kept them in the game.
Cincinnati Inferno @ Bathgate Rangers Ah – what you can do with 19 shots and a 3-1 deficit. Zibanejad started the game scoring 2 minutes in, then Byron, Crosby and Point tallied for the Inferno. Nugent-Hopkins cut that 3-1 lead down to 3-2 but Boeser closes out the 1st with a PP goal for Cincinnati and they take a 4-2 lead after 1. But that’s when the Rangers said NO-MORE! And that’s when Buchnevich decided to take over the game. He scores 2 in the 1st 10 minutes of the 2nd. then McCann scores early in the 3rd and the Rangers are up 5-4. Game stays that way until the final minute – goalie pulled for the Inferno and Buchnevich gets an EN goal for the hat trick and ZBad gets the closing bookend EN goal for the final score of 7-4 Rangers (on 19 shots).
STARS: (all BGR)
1. Buchnevich hat trick
2. Zibanejad 2 goals
3. Nugent-Hopkins 1 goal 1 assist
And the King gets a win in goal!
LA Great Danes @ Bathgate Rangers Rangers undershot their previous game with 18 SOGs – but again they are accurate as 5 of them get past the Great Danes defense and Varlamov while Georgiev stops ALL 34 LA shots for the shutout!
Rangers score 4 times in the 2nd – ZBad, Buch, Provorov and Hertl and Hertl scores again midway in the 3rd for the final tally.
STARS (all BGR)
1. Georgiev 34 saves (shutout)
2. Hertl 2 goals, 1 assist
3. Provorov 1 goal
WEEKLY SUMMARY: 3 games – 4 points, not bad. Won’t get us in contention, but pleases the fans….
Jagr Mullets
WEEKLY PREVIEW: A pair of games at home against Crockett and Capone.
Alamo Defenders @ Jagr Mullets The Alamo coaches must have found a PK weakness for the Mullets on film, as they go 2-2 on the man advantage.

Unfortunately for them, the Mullets score 4 at even strength and add an empty netter to take the game 5-2.

Ovechkin pots a pair while Morgan Rielly continues his Norris campaign in racking up a pair of assists to go with his +3.

Scoring Summary
Per Time Str Team
1 18:21 EV JAG Lindholm (28), assisted by Parise (17)
2 3:14 EV JAG Ovechkin (54), unassisted
2 15:40 EV JAG Ovechkin (55), assisted by Bergeron (59) and Rielly (44)
2 18:13 PP ALA Stamkos (40), assisted by Wheeler (61) and Marchand (52)
3 3:54 EV JAG Matthews (29), assisted by Rielly (45)
3 7:22 PP ALA Marchand (34), assisted by Ekblad (17) and Stamkos (28)
3 19:06 EN JAG Couture (21), assisted by Lindholm (37) and Bergeron (60)

Scoring Summary
Per Time Str Team
1 18:21 EV JAG Lindholm (28), assisted by Parise (17)
2 3:14 EV JAG Ovechkin (54), unassisted
2 15:40 EV JAG Ovechkin (55), assisted by Bergeron (59) and Rielly (44)
2 18:13 PP ALA Stamkos (40), assisted by Wheeler (61) and Marchand (52)
3 3:54 EV JAG Matthews (29), assisted by Rielly (45)
3 7:22 PP ALA Marchand (34), assisted by Ekblad (17) and Stamkos (28)
3 19:06 EN JAG Couture (21), assisted by Lindholm (37) and Bergeron (60)

Chicago Cosa Nostra @ Jagr Mullets Next up is Chicago, and they fall to the same fate as Alamo, losing 5-2.

It’s actually a tight game until the last minute – the Mullets hold a 3-2 lead but then score a pair of empty-netters in the final minute to make it look like a laugher.

Morgan Rielly piles on 3 more assists (+2) and Ovie is held to only a single helper. Svechnikov also pots one, giving advance notice that he is going to be a force to reckon with next season.

WEEKLY SUMMARY: A pair of 5-2 victories is never a disappointing homestand.
LA Great Danes
WEEKLY PREVIEW: The Great Danes will end the season with 7 of the final 10 games on home ice. This week versus Chicago, Toledo, and Lafayette.
Chicago Cosa Nostra @ LA Great Danes Chicago returns to LA after last week’s win here led by Pastrnak’s natural hat trick. Last week’s performance was embarrasing and the Danes are 3-8 lifetime against Chicago and 1-4 at home against them, so the Danes look for some revenge against the playoff bound gangsters.

It was a crazy 1st period with 5 total goals and each team scored on their first shot of the game and each team goes 1-1 on the power play. The Danes lead 3-2 after one, and then it’s a scoreless 2nd period, although Chicago outshoots LA 16-7 in the 2nd.

In the third, the Cosa Nostra’s dirty tactics backfire as they take 3 straight penalties in the first half of the period, and LA finally makes them pay on the final PP on a deflection goal by Nikolaj Ehlers. The Danes keep the momentum the rest of the way and win 4-2, outshooting Chicago 16-1 part-way through the period and 20-11 for the 3rd period in total – also a 12-1 scoring chance advantage in the 3rd.

No points this time for Pasta – minus 1, 2 PIM, and 4 giveaways. Scheifele led LA with 1G-1A and Andersen with 39 saves.

Toledo Walleye @ LA Great Danes It’s a tight, low scoring affair in this one. Only 3 scoring chances combined in the first period, and the games frst goal comes with 6 minutes left in the 2nd. LA’s 4th line gets the first goal on a Roope Hintz redirection, but Elias Pettersson evens the score with a late 2nd period one-timer past Andersen.

The Danes dominated the faceoffs with a 72% rate through 2 periods, but they lose the opening face-off in the 3rd and Toledo quickly takes the lead 29 seconds in on a goal by Van Riemsdyk. Both teams had some great scoring chances the rest of the way, but Toledo hangs on for the 2-1 road win.

The 3 stars for Toledo challenge my spelling skills – Pettersson (having an amazing MWHL year with 93 points), Dubnyk, and Van Riemsdyk.

Lafayette Homesteaders @ LA Great Danes It’s a battle of the 2 worst PK units in the league, LA at #15 and Lafayette at #16. Backup Varlamov in net for LA – looks like Varlamov will take over LA’s #1 goalie job next season over Andersen.

Brayden Schenn went into beast mode for the game’s first goal – in one power play sequence, Schenn hits the post, is stopped on 2 succeeding wrap around attempts, and later in the PP scores the wrap around goal. Matt Duchene ties the game shortly after that, but then LA gets another PPG, this time from Mark Scheifele. Early in the 2nd, Kucherov ties the game, and there is no more scoring the rest of the way. After a scoreless overtime, we go to the shootout. In round one Kucherov scores and Scheifele hits the post. But Varlamov stops Eichel and Forsberg, and Benn and Teravainen beat Martin Jones, so the Great Danes come away with a 3-2 shootout win. Varlamov was the #1 star for LA with 41 saves, with Schenn for LA and Duchene for Lafayette being the other 2 stars. LA wins the PK battle – after LA goes 2-2 on the PP in the first, the Danes take 4 straight penalties but kill them all.

WEEKLY SUMMARY: The Great Danes take 2 of 3 at home, only giving up 6 goals, probably the best defensive effort of the season.
Chicago Cosa Nostra
WEEKLY PREVIEW: Chicago with 1 Home Game, trying to pull away from Bucks County in the Central Division.
Guentzel Gunners @ Chicago Cosa Nostra Chicago takes on Guentzel squad downtown at the Capone Center.
They double up the Gunners and take the “W” still hoping to pull into 1st place by themselves in the Central Division.Final Score: Chicago 6 – Gunetzel 3Labatts – 3-Star Selection:Star #1 – Chris Kreider 2G
Star #2 – Patrick Kane 1G, 2Pts
Star #3 – Pierre-Luc Dubois 1GNotables:
(GUE) – None
(CHI) – Jonathan Toews 20 Face-Off Wins. Mackenzie Blackwood 44 Saves.Game-Winning Goal: Jonathan Toews
WEEKLY SUMMARY: 2 Points at home and the Cosa Nostra can only hope the road gives them 2 or more for the week.
Brentwood Bandits
WEEKLY PREVIEW: The playoff bound defending Champs play 3 at home this week. Final tweaks to the lineups to get things clicking before the spring run.
California Regulators @ Brentwood Bandits A tough Pacific Division opponent in California comes East to try to solidify their own playoff hopes.

Travis Konecny (27) scores first for the Bandits, 1-0.

But Cali gets 2 from Stone (37) and Dal Colle (1) in the last 3 minutes to take a 2-1 lead heading into the 2nd.

Konecny completes the HT (28, 29) and Horvat (13) adds one as the Bandits win 4-2.

Only ONE penalty all game, and the Bandits capitalized with the PP goal.

Yellowknife Braves @ Brentwood Bandits Yellowknife cuts the Bandits as they play spoiler winning 3-2.

Goligoski (4), Soderberg (4), and Kuznetsov (7) score the the Braves.

Hjalmarsson (1) and Konecny (30) score for the Bandits.

Bucks County Raccoons @ Brentwood Bandits The Best in the West comes to Brentwood as Bucks County is a true test for the Bandits.

A high scoring affair sees the Bandits go up 2-1, then 5-2… only to see the Raccoons come back and tie the game in the 3rd, 5-5.

We head to OT where one of last years playoff heroes, Kerfoot (19), plays OT hero and sends the crowd home happy with a very entertaining OT win, 6-5!

WEEKLY SUMMARY: Bandits get 4 of a possible 6 points at home.

Travis Konecny scores 6 goals and adds an assist in his bid for Player of the Week.

Yellowknife Braves
WEEKLY PREVIEW: Cinci and Alamo are in town
Cincinnati Inferno @ Yellowknife Braves The Inferno burn the Braves 5-3
Stars #1 CIN Crosby 1G 3pts
#2 CIN Carlson 1G 2pts
#3 CIN Giordano 4a
Alamo Defenders @ Yellowknife Braves Alamo wins 3-2
Stars #1 ALA Korpisalo 45 saves
#2 ALA Marchand 1G
#3 ALA Draisaiti 1G
WEEKLY SUMMARY: Yellowknife loses both games
Cincinnati Inferno
WEEKLY PREVIEW: The Cincinnati Inferno cross over and host out of division foes Toledo and Brentwood. The Inferno enter the week, leading Thunder Bay by four points.
Toledo Walleye @ Cincinnati Inferno Cincinnati 5, Toledo 1

Sidney Crosby’s goal 34 seconds into the game opened the floodgates in Cincinnati’s win, as the Inferno scored four in the first and then held on.

Jeff Skinner and Crosby each had a goal and an assist and Casey DeSmith stopped 18 shots in the win.

Brentwood Bandits @ Cincinnati Inferno Cincinnati 4, Brentwood 2

Paul Byron’s goal with 1:26 to go proved to be the game winner. Sidney Crosby added an empty netter to seal the victory.

The game proved to be one of the cleanest of the season, as just three minor penalties were called–allowing for ONE power play for the night.

WEEKLY SUMMARY: Two home games, two wins for the Inferno. Can’t ask for more.
Bucks County Raccoons
WEEKLY PREVIEW: One must win home game if there are any hopes of winning the division…..
California Regulators @ Bucks County Raccoons California starts the game with a 5 minute PP and put up 54 SOG for the game, but Jack Campbell turns aside 53 of them and Evander Kane scores 7 minutes into the 3rd period as Bucks County holds on for an important 2-1 victory. In addition to the 54 SOG, the Racs also blocked 29 shots as the visitors had an astounding 96 shot attempts.
WEEKLY SUMMARY: Big win in the one home game for the Racs, as goalie Jack Campbell stood on his head for the win….
Gilbert Sharks
WEEKLY PREVIEW: Gilbert with just one home game against league leading Jagr
Jagr Mullets @ Gilbert Sharks Radulov had 2 Goals and an Assist and Bergeron had a Goal and 2 Assists as Jagr easily rolls over Gilbert 5-2.
WEEKLY SUMMARY: Gilbert just playing out the string
Charlotte Buzzards
WEEKLY PREVIEW: Charlotte gets a break from having to play Cincinnati a million times in a row and hosts two teams outside the Atlantic division, Lafayette and Toledo.
Lafayette Homesteaders @ Charlotte Buzzards Charlotte gets the better of Lafayette in a furious and entertaining third period and rallies with three unanswered goals in the final seven minutes of the game to stun Martin Jones and the Homesteaders, 6-5. The Buzzards finally find themselves on the winning side of a late goal, with Brent Burns finding the net with :35 left in regulation for the margin of victory. Ryan Dzingel scored on the power play with 6:56 left in the third which narrowed the Buzzards’ deficit to 5-4 at the time and Dylan Larkin tied things up with 2:05 left in the period, courtesy of assists from Burns and Jon Marchessault. The game was tied 2-2 entering the third period before the scoring floodgates opened and goals earlier in the period from Matt Duchene, Kevin Lebanc and Nikita Kucherev staked Lafayette to the 5-3 lead before Charlotte’s very late rally.

Three stars all from Charlotte:
Star 1: Alex Tuch (two goals early in the game)
Star 2: Larkin (two goals and three points total)
Star 3: Burns (the game winning goal and three points total)

Notables: Charlotte finally wins a game where it has a shooting advantage, 41-35. Jones has 35 saves and plays well early before the roof caves in at the end.

Toledo Walleye @ Charlotte Buzzards Charlotte again rallies in the third period, this time with three successive goals that catch the Walleye, 6-4. Ryan Dzingel and Alex Tuch each score halfway through the third to seize the lead 5-4 and Vladimir Tarasenko adds an empty netter at 19:39. Consecutive early-game goals from Toldeo’s Artis Anisimo, Brent Seabrook (no. 3 on the year) and Viktor Arvidsson turned a 2-0 deficit into a 3-2 in this back and forth affair, prior to the final Charlotte comeback.

Three Stars:
Star 1: Tarasenko, 1 goal 2 points
Star 2: Tuch 1 goal 2 points
Star 3: Toledo’s James van Riemsdyk 1 goal 2 points

Notables: Charlotte has the clear shot advantage over Toledo, 49-25, and forces Walleye netkeeper Jordan Bennington to make 43 saves. Dylan Larkin wins 18 faceoffs for the Buzzards.

WEEKLY SUMMARY: The break outside the division is clearly a welcome relief. (Getting beat up by the class of the league in Cincinnati 20 straight times took its toll; Guentzel and Thunder Bay are not chopped liver either). The result is Charlotte gets 4 points out of a possible four when finally getting to play someone outside the division — funny how that works.
Guentzel Gunners
WEEKLY PREVIEW: Guentzel has two home games against Bathgate and Gilbert
Gilbert Sharks @ Guentzel Gunners Gilbert 2 – Guentzel 1

Guentzel starts the scoring from Zuccarello (12) in the first but Gilbert gets goals from Savard (5) in the second and Danualt (7) in the third to escape with the win

Bathgate Rangers @ Guentzel Gunners Bathgate 4 – Guentzel 3

Genutzel jumps to a 1-0 lead after the first period but Bathgate scores 3 goals in the third period to win 4-3 including one with 48 seconds left and the game winner 17 seconds later

WEEKLY SUMMARY: Guentzel continues their struggles going 0-2 at home
California Regulators
Charlotte Buzzards @ California Regulators California wins 5-2
Bucks County Raccoons @ California Regulators Bucks County beats California, 5-3.
WEEKLY SUMMARY: Cali splits at home, again.

SIMMED GAMES:

AT THUNDER BAY : TB 3, GILBERT 1 / ALAMO 3, TB 2 / TB 3, JAGR 1 / YELLOWKNIFE 5, TB 3

AT LAFAYETTE : LAF 6, GUENTZEL 2 / BUCKS COUNTY 2, LAF 1