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2020-2021 PLAYER & GOALIE OF THE WEEK #3

EASTERN SKATER TEAM GP GOALS ASISSTS POINTS PM  +/-  SOG S%
Miller, JT JAG 4 3 4 7 6 1 7 43%
                   
EASTERN GOALIE TEAM GP GOALS AGAINST G.A. AVERAGE SAVES SAVE %
Hellebuyck, Connor CIN 3 2 0.67 71 .973
                   
WESTERN SKATER TEAM GP GOALS ASSISTS POINTS PM  +/-  SOG S%
Draisaitl, Leon ALA 4 3 4 7 2 4 15 20%
                   
WESTERN GOALIE TEAM GP GOALS AGAINST G.A. AVERAGE SAVES SAVE %
Grubaker, Phillippe CAL 2 3 1.51 49 .942
                   

Bathgate Rangers
WEEKLY PREVIEW: Rangers get 3 home games this week and look to have some fun on the ice – although ZBad will miss on of the home games. We play one from the Pacific and the top 2 teams from the Central this week.

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LA Great Danes
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Bathgate Rangers
Rangers continue their relatively conservative approach and only fire 49 shots, 24 of which were on goal. However, 25% of those SOGs made it to back of the net – 3 in the 3rd period to give Bathgate a 6-3 win!

Great Danes Barkov started the scoring 8 minutes into the 1st, by Ryan Strome tied it up 4 minutes later with his 1st of the year. Ehlers for the Danes and Haula for the Rangers swapped goes a few minutes later and the period ended tied 2-2.

41 seconds into the 2nd, Hertl scores for the Rangers and then with 4 to go in the period Barkov scores his 2nd goal of the game and period 2 skates to a close tied 3-3.

Then in the most offensive period based on SOGs the Rangers shut down the Danes and pile in 3 goals: Tatar, Dylan Strome (the brother act) and Hertl (his 2nd and an EN goal).
STARS
1. BGR – Hertl 2 goals
2. BGR – Tatar 1 goal, 2 assists
3. LGD – Barkov 2 goals

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Bucks County Raccoons
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Bathgate Rangers
A barn burner – 1st time in awhile where both teams exceeded 30 SOGs (36 for BCG and 32 for BGR).

Raccoons start the game pounding on Halak as they fire 14 shots at him. But it was Hischier of the Rangers who tallied 1st – 2 minutes in. But then McDavid and Vesey scored a minute and a half apart midway through the 1st for a 2-1 lead after 20 minutes.

But the 2nd period belonged to Bathgate. Hertl tallies a minute in but Suzuki gets it back 115 seconds later making it 3-2 Bucks County. Then when Kane goes into the box for cross checking, Vrana scores a PP goal just as the penalty is coming to an end and it’s tied. Buchnevich then scores a minute later to put Bathgate up 4-3 and that’s how the period ends.

Then things turn Raccoonie – Bucks County gets 2 goals in the opening 10 minutes of the 3rd – Oshie and Hyman and they lead 5-4 with 10 to go. Then Hischier takes over – he scores his 2nd goal of the game with 5:10 left to tie it up. Then he scores AGAIN for the Hat Trick with 2:18 left and the Rangers are up 6-5. Can they hold out? Bucks County mounted an attack with Bishop heading off with 1:20 to go. Raccoons skate and fire – 3 scoring chances in the final minute but Halak denied them all and the Rangers hang on to win it, 6-5!

Big stat for Bathgate – stopped all 4 of the PP attempts (and 6 straight going back a game).
STARS:
1. BGR – Hischier 3 goals
2. BCR – Hyman 1 goal 1 assist
3. BCR – Vesey 1 goal, 1 assist

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Chicago Cosa Nostra
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Bathgate Rangers
Chicago is off to a very good start and clipping away at 4+ goals a game. Rangers hope to ride the current tide to a surprise victory (these teams used to fight pretty even in the early years – maybe Rangers better in year 1, but then Chicago started coming alive!!)

Boy – the stats in this one were pretty even. Chicago had the edge in SOGs (31-25). But FOffs – 51-49 Chi; Hits 16-15 BGR; Blocks 15-12 BGR, Both teams missed the net on 10 shots, Rangers had the edge in scoring chances 17-14 and the 3 chance difference was the difference in the final score as the Rangers take the game 5-2! Halak had a great game turning aside 93.5% of the shots he faced – and he didn’t even get Star or Notable mention – he does in my BOOK! And once again, the Rangers were perfect (0-2) on the penalty kills – but they were 0/3 on their own PPs.

Rangers net 2 in the 1st – Buchnevich and Hertl (DeAngelo assists on both) In between those 2 goals, a young talented Pierre-Luc Dubois scores for Chicago and period 1 ends 2-1.

2nd Period – DeAngelo scores 23 seconds in for Bathgate, but Hornqvist matches it 3 minutes later and that was all the 2nd period scoring.

Then in the 3rd the Rangers ice the game with goals from Tatar (DeAngelo assisting) and with 1 1/2 minutes to go Sanheim (acquired from Chicago) completes the scoring and Bathgate prevails 5-2.
STARS (all BGR)
1. DeAngelo 1 goal, 3 assists
2. Tatar 1 goal, 2 assists
3. Sanheim 1 goal

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WEEKLY SUMMARY: Well this is the kind of week that doesn’t come too often to the Rangers at Madison Round Garden – 3 for 3, 6 points. We’ll take it!
Chicago Cosa Nostra

Gilbert Sharks
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Chicago Cosa Nostra
Gilbert starts the scoring off three-quarters of the way into the 1st period of play with a Power-Play Goal. Chicago ties it mid-way through the 2nd period & both teams battle hard late into the 3rd period. Chicago slips one past Tuukka Rask with under a minute to play, & notch an empty-netter by Chris Kreider (His 2nd of the game) with 34 seconds left on the clock.

Final Score: Chicago 3 – Gilbert 1

Labatt’s 3-Star Selection:
Star 1: CHI – Chris Kreider 2G
Star 2: CHI – Juuse Saros 32 Saves
Star 3: CHI – Carl Soderberg 1G

GWG: Carl Soderberg

Notables:
CHI: Juuse Saros 32 Saves

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WEEKLY SUMMARY: Chicago grabs the 2 points at home they were looking for. Now if they can only be so lucky on the road this week.
Brentwood Bandits
WEEKLY PREVIEW: Bandits play some good teams this week.

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Yellowknife Braves
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Brentwood Bandits
Bandits blow a 3-1 and a 4-2 lead. Yellowknife scores 2 goals in the last 2 minutes, one with the extra attacker, to tie it up and send it to OT!

The unlikely OT hero of the week? Ron Hainsey! Scores his first of the season to send the masked home crowd home happy and COVID Free!

Bandits 5, Yellowknife 4 (OT)

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California Regulators
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Brentwood Bandits
Score tied with one minute left in the 3rd… Kessel gets his 2nd of the game (3) to put the Bandits up 3-2 with 48 seconds left!

California pulls the goalie for the extra attacker and 20 seconds later, Huberdeau (8) continues his torrid pace to tie the game 3-3!

We head to OT (for the 2nd straight game).

With 52 seconds left in OT. Tavares (4) sends the still COVID Free crowd home happy with another Bandits OT win!

Bandits 4, California 3 (OT)

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Bucks County Raccoons
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Brentwood Bandits
Bucks County comes to town and the Bandits just can’t solve Khudobin as he gets a 34 save shutout!

Bucks County 4, Brentwood 0

Nilsson got the call in goal to give Vasilevskiy a break. We should not have done that.

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WEEKLY SUMMARY: 3 home games, 2 OT wins and 1 shutout loss. Never a dull moment in Brentwood!
Yellowknife Braves
WEEKLY PREVIEW: Charlotte visits Yellowknife

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Charlotte Buzzards
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Yellowknife Braves
Charlotte wins a close one 6-5
Stars #1 CHA Sissons 2G 3pts
#2 YEL Palmieri 2G
#3 CHA Iafallo 1G 2pts
Notables CHA Price 30 saves
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WEEKLY SUMMARY: One home game one loss
New Jersey Black Aces
Portland Storm
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New Jersey Black Aces
It was the battle of the leagues worst teams as Portland came into NJ. With nothing settled after 65 minutes it went to a shootout. Bernier turned aside Gallagher and Olofsson while Garland and Forsberg scored on both their shots leading NJ to it’s second win of the season. Both come via Shootout

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Gilbert Sharks
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New Jersey Black Aces
NJ had a 1-0 lead going into the 3rd period but it all fell apart. Kevin Fiala and Cal Makar scored 28 seconds apart early in the 3rd and Kubalik scored the game winner a Gilbert held on for the 3-2 win

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WEEKLY SUMMARY: 1-1 week 3
LA Great Danes
WEEKLY PREVIEW: A win in week 2’s simmed road game versus Thunder Bay may have saved the coaches job – for now. The Danes host New Jersey and Toledo in week 3.

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New Jersey Black Aces
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LA Great Danes
Battle of 2 of the league’s 3 worst teams. Despite Igor Shesterkin’s poor showing in the road loss to the Rangers this week, the Danes stick with the plan to give Igor his 3rd start of the young season.

Brayden Schenn opens the scoring for LA on the first SOG of the game. New Jersey does not get a scoring chance until 13:31, but it’s a Forsberg goal, and it’s 1-1 after one. Nikolaj Ehlers’ goal is the only one in the 2nd period, so LA is up 2-1 after two.

In the first half of the 3rd, Krejci ties it early for Jersey, followed by goals under a minute apart by Barkov (LA) and Perlini (NJ), and we have a 3-3 tie. Near the end of regulation, Nikolaj Ehlers becomes the hero for LA with his second goal goal of the game and third point with just 26 seconds remaining. Shesterkin still has to make 2 more saves after that, Alexander Barkov wins a final faceoff in his end with 7 seconds left, and LA ekes out a 4-3 win.

The win is a squeaker against last place New Jersey, but any win at this point is welcome.

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Toledo Walleye
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LA Great Danes
The Danes reluctantly turn to Semyon Varlamov in net, struggling mightily in the first 2 weeks. And one of those play-by-play narrative “Varlamov should have had it” goals goes past him 29 seconds into the games – by Kucherov. When Victor Arvidsson scores at 3:52 of the first, the boo-birds come out early. Red-hot Nikolaj Ehlers gets the Danes on the board at 6:58, and then Nosek (TOL) and Hintz (LA) trade goals, and Toledo is up 3-2 after one.

Something/someone woke up the sleeping Danes at the 1st intermission. Ben Chiarot took an early penalty, but a rare penalty kill by LA was followed by a stretch where they outchanced Toledo 5-0 and tied the game on a goal by William “Bill Nye” Nylander. No more scoring in the 2nd, but it was a strong 2nd period by the Danes, helping out Varlamov, yielding 6 shots and 1 scoring chance in the period.

The Danes kept up their strong play in the 3rd, but Binnington and Toledo’s defense (and maybe LA’s inability to convert) kept the game tied. Hintz was stopped on a breakaway early in the 3rd, but the Danes cash in on their only power play chance of the game. After Schenn was robbed by Binnington, Mark Scheifele recovered the rebound and scored the wrap-around goal at 10:01 of the 3rd. The SOG at this point were 12-1 LA in the 3rd.

For a change, the Danes played some solid defense and kept Toledo from putting any pressure on until the very end. And 3 saves in the last 15 seconds by Varlamov allowed LA to once again eke out a 4-3 win. Not a stellar effort statistically for Varlamov with only a .864 save %, but that boosted his season save % to .855, and he gets his first win. He was helped by facing only 12 SOG and 4 scoring chances over the last 2 periods, but a confidence booster for the LA goalie and the team.

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WEEKLY SUMMARY: Two home wins provide more a sense of relief than anything else. The Danes may not be great yet and they still have a hole to climb out of, but far better than the 13 goals against at home last week.
Alamo Defenders
WEEKLY PREVIEW: Alamo plays host to Yellowknife and Jagr.

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Yellowknife Braves
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Alamo Defenders
At the 8:13 mark, the Braves get on the board yet with a Morrissey goal. Blake Wheeler ties it up and the first period ends 1-1.

In the 2nd, Parise and Bratt score consecutive goals for the Defenders. Panik scores his 2nd of the season to narrow the Alamo lead.

After 2, Alamo 3-2

In the 3rd, the Defenders nurse the lead and with 8 seconds to go, Jarnkrok scores an empty net goal to put the game away.

Alamo 4 Yellowknife 2

1st -Wheeler
2nd – Parise
3rd -Bratt

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Jagr Mullets
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Alamo Defenders
Jagr starts off strong early in the 1st period. Miller scores on a power point goal, then Svechnikov scored. Later in the 3rd, Lindholm scores to make the score 3-0.

After 1 period, Jagr 3 Alamo 0

In the 2nd, no goals.

3rd period – 46 seconds into the 3rd, Draisaitl scores his 8th. Then, Draisaitl scores his 9th, and the 13:51 mark. Alamo dominates the 3rd period, and Stamkos scores with 59 seconds to go in the game. The 3rd period ends as Alamo outshoots Jagr, 12-1.

In OT, no on scores

Shootout: Matthews scores, then Stamkos scores as the second shooter. As the 3rd shooter, Marchand scores the goal for the winner.

Alamo wins in a shootout.

Alamo 4 Jagr 3

1st -Draisaitl
2nd -Stamkos
3rd -Lindholm

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WEEKLY SUMMARY: Alamo defeats Yellowknife, 4-2.
Alamo comes from behind from a 3 goal deficit, and takes the game to shootout for the win.
Thunder Bay Nor’Westers
WEEKLY PREVIEW: A brutal schedule on tap this week as we face every division leader.

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Alamo Defenders
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Thunder Bay NorWesters
Four goals scored in the 1st period 2-2.
Alamo – Stamkos (5) & Marchand (4)
Thunder Bay – Petry (2) & Eichel (4)No Scoring in the 2nd periodThe 2 more goals in the 3rd
Alamo Wheeler (4)
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Jagr Mullets
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Thunder Bay NorWesters
Out skated – Out played – we looked tired
Jagr scores 5 times
Bergeron(9), Miller(3), Letang (2), Matthews (5) & Ristolainen (3)
Thunder Bay scores just twice
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Chicago Cosa Nostra
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Thunder Bay NorWesters
Chicago win 3-1 goals by
Sanford (2), Saad (2) & Pasternak (8)Thunder Bay scores just once
Landeskog (7)—————————————————
WEEKLY SUMMARY: Disappointing to loose 2 of 3 but when you play the best you have to on your game and the Nor’Westers just did play well. At times they look sluggish and unfocused.
Toledo Walleye
WEEKLY PREVIEW: One home game this week against the defending champion Alamo Defenders.

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Alamo Defenders
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Toledo Walleye
Alamo 5, Toledo 4, SO – 1st period sees Alamo kill off 2 penalties on the way to going scoreless, while the Walleye manage to slip one goal in late and go to intermission up 1-0

2nd period sees Alamo score 2 early (Marchand and Draisaitl) only to see the home team cancel them out late with goals by Kucherov and Arvidsson. Toledo kills the one penalty and the 2nd period ends 3-2 Toledo.

The crowd is boosted by an early goal by Mantha, and Toledo is up 4-2. But the offense stalls, while the Defenders keep the pressure on, goals by Marchand and then Wheeler late, tie the game at 4.

Both team get a couple shots in OT, but no blood.

Draisaitl and Stamkos get the conversions in the shoot out to get the bonus point, and the win.

1st star – Marchand 2G
2nd – Wheeler 1G 2pts
3rd – Draisaitl 1G 2pts

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WEEKLY SUMMARY: A third period letdown sees the W drifts away. At least we avoided the big L, and got the consolation point.
Jagr Mullets
WEEKLY PREVIEW: Just one home game against Chicago

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Chicago Cosa Nostra
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Jagr Mullets
Jagr is cruising with a 3-1 lead halfway through the 3rd, when Chicago rips off 3 goals to take the lead. Bergeron scores at 20 seconds left to tie it up – but then Chicago wins it in the shootout.

Scoring Summary
Per Time Str Team
1 1:38 EV JAG Radulov (1), assisted by Giordano (5) and Lindholm (2)
1 2:22 EV CHI Wennberg (1), assisted by Chabot (6) and Kreider (2)
1 6:20 EV JAG Ovechkin (5), assisted by Matthews (4)
2 12:16 PP JAG Miller (3), assisted by Giordano (6) and Tkachuk (8)
3 10:15 EV CHI Hornqvist (3), assisted by Wennberg (1) and Rielly (5)
3 16:41 EV CHI Kopitar (3), assisted by Dadonov (4) and Theodore (6)
3 18:58 PP CHI Pastrnak (8), assisted by Dahlin (4) and Kopitar (7)
3 19:40 EV JAG Bergeron (9), assisted by Miller (9) and Tkachuk (9)

Shootout: Chicago 3-Jagr 1
Shooter Goaltender Result
CHI Pastrnak Markstrom G
JAG Matthews Blackwood G
CHI Dubois Markstrom G
JAG Ovechkin Blackwood X
CHI Dadonov Markstrom G

Star 1: CHI Wennberg 1 G, 2 Pts
Star 2: CHI Kopitar 1 G, 2 Pts
Star 3: JAG Radulov 1 G

GWG: Pierre-Luc Dubois

Notables: CHI Werenski 5 blocks
JAG Markstrom 40 saves, Bergeron 15 faceoffs won

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WEEKLY SUMMARY: Can’t win ’em all…
Gilbert Sharks
WEEKLY PREVIEW: Gilbert with 2 Home games in Week 3 versus Charlotte and Bathgate

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Charlotte Buzzards
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Gilbert Sharks
Charlotte opens the scoring in the 1st period with a goal from Killorn but Gilbert ties it up before the end of the period on a slapshot by Krug. Charlotte again scores early in the 2nd period with Smith getting the goal. Gilbert once again responds, this time with 2 goals from Mackinnon and Keller to take a 3-2 lead into the 3rd period where they have struggled. Charlotte ties it up with 8:40 left on a goal from Sissons and then with just 41 seconds left Ekman Larsson puts home the game winner and Gilbert has blown another 3rd period lead. Final Charlotte 4 Gilbert 3

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Bathgate Rangers
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Gilbert Sharks
Gilbert gets a goal from Holden less than a minute into the game to take a 1-0 lead. Bathgate ties it up on a goal from Zibanejad midway through the 1st period. The goalies would stand tall until late in the game when Dylan Strome slips one by with just 1:11 left and Gilbert looks like they have blown another one in the 3rd period. Gilbert pulls the goalie and with just 28 seconds left they tie it up on a goal from Kubalik! The game goes to OT and 2 minutes in Hedman puts the game winner home for Gilbert. Final Gilbert 3 Bathgate 2

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WEEKLY SUMMARY: Gilbert still struggling in the 3rd period but are able to come away with 2 points
Portland Storm
WEEKLY PREVIEW: Portland (0-6-2) is looking for their first win of the season as California (5-2-1) and Yellowkife (3-5-0) travel into town

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California Regulators
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Portland Storm
California gets goals from Silverberg (3) and Kane (5) in the first period and a goal from Stone (3) in the third to defeat Portland 3-0.

Star #1 -Grubauer 31 saves
Star #2 -Kane 1 goal
Star #3 – Stone 1 goal

Staal had 16 faceoffs won

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Yellowknife Braves
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Portland Storm
Portland still looking for their first win of the season gives up a goal 27 seconds into the game to Bjorkstrand (5). After a heated lockerroom discussion from coach Chris Mannen the Storm comes out in the second period with vigor and gets goals from Graves (1) and Olofsson (6) to take a 2-1 lead after two periods. The crowd was enthusiastic entering the third period but Yellowknife evened the score with 5:18 remaining on a goal from Monohan (2). With 56 seconds left in the game Backlund (2) finds the back of the net for Portland and things started to look promising. Yellowkife pulled their goalie and peppered the net, finally getting a game tieing goal from Drouin (20 with 18 seconds left to send the game into overtime. 3:48 into the OT period Palmieri (6) ended the game and continued Portland’s winless streak as Yellowknife wins 4-3

Star #1 – Bjorkstrand 1 goal, 2 points
Star #2 – Palmieri 1 goal
Star #3 – Drouin 1 goal

Dell had 35 saves for Yellowknife

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WEEKLY SUMMARY: Portland loses both games at home and are still looking for their first win of the season
Cincinnati Inferno
WEEKLY PREVIEW: The Cincinnati Inferno have three opponents visit The Incinerator this week. It’s time for the local folk to get a good look at their hockey team!

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Toledo Walleye
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Cincinnati Inferno
In a tightly contested, defensive-minded game — the Cincinnati Inferno used a pair of second period goals to take a 2-0 victory from Toledo. Connor Hellebuyck turned away all 31 shots he faced in picking up the whitewash win.

John Carlson had a goal and an assist, while Jake Guentzel had the other marker. Jordan Binnington was the hard-luck loser, stopping 25 shots in defeat.

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Brentwood Bandits
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Cincinnati Inferno
It was the game circled on calendars for months by Inferno fans. Brentwood, which eliminated the Inferno in game seven of the opening round of the playoffs last year, makes its first visit to the scene of the crime since that fateful game…

David Perron gives the locals something to cheer about at 12:14 of the first — lighting the lamp for the third time this season, this time on the power play. The game remains 1-0 Cincinnati until the third.

Max Pacioretty collects his third of the campaign at 12:45 to close out the scoring in a 2-0 Inferno victory. Perron finishes the night with a goal and an assist, while William Karlsson has a pair of assists for Cincinnati. Connor Hellebuyck is again strong in goal, turning aside all 23 shots he faces. Andrei Vasilevskiy absorbs the tough loss, stopping 22.

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LA Great Danes
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Cincinnati Inferno
Cam Talbot is brilliant in this one for LA, stopping all 29 shots to give the Great Danes the 3-0 win.

Mark Scheifele, Sean Kuraly and Miro Heiskanen picked up the goals for LA, as the Great Danes improve to 2-1 on the road at the Atlantic Division.

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WEEKLY SUMMARY: Interesting week at The Incinerator, three shutouts at the building — with two going the way of the home team. Connor Hellebuyck makes his bid for Goaltender of the week, posting a pair of shutouts and stopping 71 of the 73 shots he faced during the week (.973 save percentage).
Bucks County Raccoons
WEEKLY PREVIEW: Two home games in Week 3 against two of the five best offenses in the league in California and Cincinnati……

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California Regulators
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Bucks County Raccoons
Ben Bishop records 35 saves and hands California its first shutout of the year as the Bucks County Raccoons come away with a 2-0 home ice victory. Wilson and Hyman score the only goals of the game and the Racs kill off 6 Regulator power plays…..

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Cincinnati Inferno
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Bucks County Raccoons
Bucks County erases a 2-0 deficit with three third period goals in a 6 minute span to stun the Cincinnati Inferno 3-2. Merrill, Virtanen and Hayes do the scoring for the Racs in a very statistically even game. Ben Bishop is between the pipes for BCR and notches the win.

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WEEKLY SUMMARY: Two high powered teams visiting the Racs Nest and are held to a total of 2 goals as BCR takes both home games. As Larry the Cable Guy would say …” I don’t care who you are, that’s good Raccoon hockey right there”…….
Charlotte Buzzards
WEEKLY PREVIEW: With a 4-4 record entering the week, Charlotte boasts one of the best defenses in the league statistically but continues to search for an offensive identity, despite some proven scorers on the roster. The team was hopeful to salvage wins at home versus Toledo and New Jersey as it hosted both teams this week.

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Toledo Walleye@
Charlotte Buzzards
Toledo outplays Charlotte and wins a low-scoring 2-1 affair. The Buzzards managed just 17 meager shots against winning goalie Thatcher Demko. Demko pitched a shutout for more than two periods before Anders Lee found the net 6:45 into the third period.

Second period goals by Toldeo’s Elias Petterson and Adrian Kempe, both even strength, end a scoreless contest and are enough for victory.

Three stars:
1. TOL Pettersson
2. TOL Kempe with the GWG
3. CHA Anders Lee one goal

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New Jersey Black Aces
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Charlotte Buzzards
Charlotte hosts the new team from New Jersey, the Black Aces, and the Buzzards’ Garden State visitors administer a 2-1 defeat that stung as badly as Michigan State losing in football to Rutgers. Charlotte gets stymied by Black Aces goalie Carter Hart (31 saves) throughout the contest. Hart, who garnered first star honors, turned away 16 shots in the third as Charlotte attempted to rally.

Both teams’ offenses sleepwalked through must of the contest, but the difference was goals by New Jersey’s Anthony Cirelli and Conor Garland. Cirelli scored his 7:46 through the first period, before Garland provided the game winner two periods later, with 7:23 left to play in the third.

Only a goal with four minutes remaining, by Charlotte’s Craig Smith spoils the shutout.

Three stars (all from NJ):
1. NJ Hart, 31 saves
2. NJ Cirelli, 1 Goal, 2 points
3. NJ Garland 1 goal (the game-winner)

Notables: Charlotte outshoots the Black Aces 32-24; the Buzzards get credited with 14 missed nets. Neither team is able to capitalize on the PP (NJ goes 0 for 4 while Charlotte is 0 for 2).

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WEEKLY SUMMARY: Charlotte loses a pair of 2-1 games at home, in eerily identical fashion, and waste two solid Jake Allen starts in net in the process. The Buzzards trail 2-0 in both contests and muster “too little too late” goals in the third period. Suffice to say this team needs an offensive spark somewhere.
California Regulators
Jagr Mullets
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California Regulators
Jagr beats California 3-2.

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WEEKLY SUMMARY: California drops it only home game this week.