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2016-2017 PLAYER & GOALIE OF THE WEEK #4

Joe_PavelskiChad_JohnsonJakob_SilfverbergDevan_Dubnyk

EASTERN SKATER TEAM GP GOALS ASISSTS POINTS PM  +/- SOG S%
Pavelski, Joe JAG 4 2 5 7 4 2 13 15%
EASTERN GOALIE TEAM GP GOALS AGAINST G.A. AVERAGE SAVES SAVE %
Johnson, Chad CRK 3 5 1.67 113 .958
WESTERN SKATER TEAM GP GOALS ASSISTS POINTS PM  +/- SOG S%
Silfverbeg, Jakob CAL 4 5 1 6 0 4 17 29%
WESTERN GOALIE TEAM GP GOALS AGAINST G.A. AVERAGE SAVES SAVE %
Dubnyk, Devan LAN 3 6 2 102 .944

Grizzlies

New Jersey Grizzlies

Weekly Preview:
New Jersey looking to get rolling again this week.
Game #1:

Second City vs NJ

After a back and forth 1st period Kyle Turris got New Jersey on the board with his second goal of the season. He was assisted by Alex Chaisson and Tommy Wingels. It was Chiasson’s big slap shot that Turris tipped into a open net. After one the Second City Chiefs trail 1-0. It wasn’t long before the Grizzlies struck starting the second period off with a big shot from Dustin Byfuglien who now has 5 goals on the season. Ryan Johansen and Shea Weber got the helpers. New Jersey has 2-0 lead thru 2nd period. Just like earlier in the game New Jersey gets quickly on the board, in the third period extending the lead to 3-0 with a goal from Valtteri Filppula who now has his second goal of the season. John Tavares opened the scoring for second City late in the third. The game ends 3-1 New Jersey with a stellar performance by Cory Schneider. Schneider made 29 saves on 30 shots and improved his record to 7-2-1

Three Stars
1st- Cory Schneider
2nd Kyle Turris
3rd Valtteri Filppula

Game #2:

Bathgate vs NJ

The sesaw was going on early between these to rivals. New Jersey got on the board 1st with a goal from Henrik Sedin at 14:57. He was assisted by Booby Ryan and Dustin Byfuglien. Before they could settle in Jamie Benn added and goal and brought the game even, his 5th on the season assisted by John Kilngberg. After 1 period New Jersey and Bathgate are tied. Bathgate will start the second still on a 5-3 powerplay. After killing the penalty the Grizzlies drew a penalty on Travis Zajac but as that penalty came to a end Victor Hedman was able to send a rocket passed Pekka Rinne to give NJ the lead back at 2-1. New Jersey was able to draw a 5-3 powerplay of their own which ended up starting a disaster for Bathgate. New Jersey was able to get a goal from Sedin, his 2nd of the game and still have a power play going. Sedin was assisted by Byfuglien and Kyle Okposo. After 2 periods New Jersey 2 and Bathgate 0. The crowd roars and the hats fly Sedin nets his third of the night and gives New Jersey the commanding lead 4-1 in the third. Bathgate answered quickly with a deflection goal past Keith Kinkaid. Zegmus Girgensons got his 2nd of the year in the process. Well don’t count Bathgate out just yet, with a minute left Patrick Kane was able to get on the board and close the gap to just 1. Viktor Arvidsson was able to break the hopes with a empty netter just a short time after. Final Score 5-3 New Jersey

Three Stars
1st- Henrik Sedin
2nd Dustin Byfuglien
3rd Viktor Arvidsson

Weekly Summary:
In this weeks home games New Jersey had killed some key penalty and had timely goaltending from both Cory Schneider and Keith Kinkaid.

 

Blizzard

Hampton Blizzard

Weekly Preview:
The Ripon Rockets come to town to face Hampton in the Blizzard’s only home game of the week. The Rockets come in with a 6-6 record but on a 3-game win streak while Hampton (6-3-3) looks to duplicate a 6-1 win over Corktown in its last game.
Game #1:  The game turned out to be extremely tightly and evenly played, but special teams made the difference in what turned into a surprisingly lopsided final score.
The teams exchanged a frenzy of shots in the early going until Brenden Dillon tried to turn Tomas Hertl into a kabob midway through the first period and was awarded with a double-minor for highsticking for his efforts. The Blizzard capitalized on the kabob-ing with Aaron Ekblad slamming a shot from the point stickside past Louis Domingue to give Hampton a 1-0 power play lead.
Things stayed that way until about 8 minutes into the 2nd period when Carey Price, recently called up in place of struggling Antti Raanta, forgot where his net was and was caught badly out of position on a shot by Taylor Hall that was tipped in by Tyler Tiffoli to even things up 1-1.
Hampton regained the lead for Price a minute later on a slapshot through a crowd by Paul Stasny that somehow managed to snake its way through without hitting anyone (much to Domingue’s surprise).
A lazy hooking penalty on Tiffoli 17 seconds into the 3rd period killed the Rockets comeback hopes as Filip Forsberg drilled home a cross-ice pass just 14 seconds later as part of the suddenly rejuvenated Hampton power play.
Ripon’s Boone Jenner was robbed of the puck at centre ice by Jannik Hansen a minute later which triggered a 3-on-1 rush that ended with Tyler Myers blasting home his first goal of the year on a shot from the top of the faceoff circle to make it 4-1.
With Forsberg off for tripping and the Rockets’ power play pressing, Ripon defenceman Darnell Nurse was stripped of the puck at the Hampton blueline and hauled down Frans Nielsen as the Dane streaked by him on a potential breakaway. Nielsen was awarded a penalty shot and as the designated team king of the penalty shot made no mistake deking out Domingue and firing a wrist shot past him for what turned out to be a final 5-1 game.
Hampton goalie Carey Price was awarded for stopping 31 of 32 shots with a 3rd star (bittersweet revenge on the Dave Koch Sports people for sticking him with a 6.9 goalie grade. Take that stats junkies!SUMMARY:
First Period
1. HAM, Ekblad 4 (Stasny, Hornqvist) 11:40 (PPG).
Penalties-HAM, Myers (tripping) 3:30; RIP, Dillon (high sticking) 10:48.Second Period
2. RIP, Toffoli 6 (Hall, Brodin) 11:51
3. HAM, Stasny 1 (Burakovsky, Sekera) 12:50
Penalties-noneThird Period
4. HAM, Forsberg 3 (Stasny, Gardiner) 0:31 (PPG)
5. HAM, Myers 1 (Nielsen, Shaw) 1:24
6. HAM, Nielsen 5 (penalty shot) 6:20
Penalties-RIP, Toffoli (hooking) 0:17; HAM, Forsberg (tripping) 5:46; RIP, Nurse (tripping-penalty shot) 6:20; HAM, Hansen (hooking) 11:07.Shots on Goal:
Ripon 10 10 12 = 32 (Louis Domingue)
Hampton 10 12 10 = 32 (Carey Price)Other notable stats:
Ripon
Toffoli’s goal capped a 4-shot performance.
Hall topped the Rockets with 3 takeaways and had three shots on net to go with his assist on Toffoli’s goal.
The defence tandem of Ryan Suter and Alex Pietrangelo logged a whopping 28:53 and 28:39 respectively.
Hampton
Jason Demers had another great day with six of the team’s 19 blocked shots.
After a hot start and a stint on the top line, Tomas Hertl was dropped to the 2nd line and skated less than 12 minutes in the game.
Weekly Summary:
Carey Price gets his first win of the season in a standout performance against Ripon and definitely earned the callup in place of Antti Raanta.

 

Mullets

Jagr Mullets

Game #1:  November 7 2016 Rivers Casino 10-29-2016
Scoring Summary
Per Time Str Team
1 1:13 EV SXM Kane (2), assisted by Colborne (4) and Stepan (4)
1 13:40 EV JAG Stamkos (7), assisted by Kessel (5) and Hagelin (3)
1 16:22 PP JAG Abdelkader (5), assisted by Staal (1) and Stralman (6)
2 1:22 EV SXM Colborne (4), assisted by Bouwmeester (4) and Kane (7)
2 4:08 PP SXM Murray (2), assisted by Lucic (6) and McDavid (5)
3 1:57 EV SXM Lucic (3), assisted by McDavid (6) and Voracek (6)
3 3:30 EV JAG Stamkos (8), assisted by Hagelin (4)Penalty Summary
Per Time Team
1 4:48 SXM Giordano (10), 2:00 – holding
1 15:00 SXM Murray (4), 2:00 – hooking
2 4:00 JAG Tom Wilson (20), 2:00 – slashing
2 10:22 SXM Colborne (12), 2:00 – holding
2 10:58 SXM Bouwmeester (12), 2:00 – tripping
2 14:54 JAG Bonino (11), 2:00 – interference
2 17:13 JAG Staal (11), 2:00 – hooking
2 18:16 JAG Comeau (6), 2:00 – hooking
3 3:30 SXM Nordstrom – hooking – goal scored on delayed penalty
3 4:33 JAG Murphy (6), 2:00 – roughing
3 12:58 JAG Janmark (8), 2:00 – hooking
3 18:23 SXM Josi (10), 2:00 – hookingStar 1: JAG Stamkos 2 G
Star 2: SXM Lucic 1 G, 2 Pts
Star 3: SXM Kane 1 G, 2 PtsGWG: Milan LucicNotables: SXM None
Game #2:  November 10 2016 Rivers Casino 10-29-2016
Scoring Summary
Per Time Str Team
1 13:49 EV JAG Abdelkader (6), assisted by Cole (2) and Pavelski (11)
1 18:36 EV JAG Stralman (2), assisted by Abdelkader (4) and Pavelski (12)
2 :12 PP BGR Benn (5), assisted by Kane (9) and Klingberg (5)
2 9:38 PP JAG Kessel (2), assisted by Pavelski (13) and Stralman (7)
2 9:56 PP JAG Pavelski (5), assisted by Braun (5) and Stamkos (5)Penalty Summary
Per Time Team
1 14:06 BGR Karlsson (12), 2:00 – interference
1 19:25 JAG Bonino (13), 2:00 – holding
2 4:08 JAG Stamkos (17), 2:00 – hooking
2 9:22 BGR Tierney (4), 4:00 – high sticking
2 12:48 JAG Pavelski (17), 2:00 – trippingStar 1: JAG Pavelski 1 G, 4 Pts
Star 2: JAG Abdelkader 1 G, 2 Pts
Star 3: JAG Stralman 1 G, 2 PtsGWG: Anton StralmanNotables: BGR None
JAG Pavelski 3 assists, Murray 31 saves
Weekly Summary:
Jagr splits at home, losing 4-3 to Scottsdale and winning 4-1 vs Bathgate.

 

Regulators

California Regulators

Nov. 10
Chicago @ CaliforniaNov. 12
Brentwood @ California
Game #1:  November 10 2016

1 2 3 F
Chicago 0 1 0 1
California 2 1 4 7

Scoring Summary
Per Time Team
1 12:27 CAL Nelson (3), assisted by Vrbata (2) and Beauchemin (4)
1 13:37 CAL Nelson (4), assisted by Zibanejad (11) and Silfverberg (2)
2 9:09 CHI Duclair (5), assisted by Nichushkin (3) and Wennberg (2)
2 19:53 CAL Silfverberg (3), assisted by Zibanejad (12) and Faulk (5)
3 7:26 CAL Gaudreau (3), assisted by Fowler (7)
3 10:56 CAL Silfverberg (4), assisted by Zibanejad (13) and Nelson (6)
3 12:54 CAL Komarov (6), assisted by Spurgeon (1) and Gaudreau (11)
3 15:13 CAL Silfverberg (5), assisted by Nelson (7)

Star 1: CAL Silfverberg 3 G, 4 Pts
Star 2: CAL Nelson 2 G, 4 Pts
Star 3: CAL Gaudreau 1 G, 2 Pts

Game #2:  November 12 2016

1 2 3 F
Brentwood 2 0 2 4
California 2 0 1 3

Scoring Summary
Per Time Team
1 13:39 CAL Zibanejad (4), assisted by Faulk (6) and Beauchemin (5)
1 15:55 BWB Fehr (1), unassisted
1 16:43 CAL Reinhart (5), assisted by Del Zotto (5)
1 18:36 BWB Marleau (5), assisted by Ekman-Larsson (6) and Crosby (6)
3 :14 CAL Spurgeon (3), assisted by Gaudreau (12) and Ovechkin (5)
3 10:07 BWB Fehr (2), assisted by Coburn (3) and Manson (3)
3 11:17 BWB Fiddler (6), assisted by Liles (5) and Parenteau (9)

Star 1: BWB Fehr 2 G
Star 2: BWB Marleau 1 G
Star 3: BWB Fiddler 1 G

Weekly Summary:
California goes 1-1 at home in Week 4.

 

FlyingTigers

Lakeland Flying Tigers

Weekly Preview:
Lakeland played the Lansing home game this block.
Game #1:  November 10 2016 The Bunker 10-30-2016

1 2 3 F
2016-17 Lakeland 8-5-0-0 0 0 1 1
2016-17 Lansing 6-6-0-1 0 0 3 3

Scoring Summary
Per Time Str Team
3 3:10 EV LAN Rakell (3), assisted by Stone (5) and Steen (3)
3 3:44 EV LAK Oshie (4), assisted by Spezza (11) and Seabrook (6)
3 17:02 EV LAN Stafford (3), assisted by Maroon (4) and Anisimov (3)
3 19:36 EN LAN Little (1), assisted by Hudler (4) and Hjalmarsson (3)

Penalty Summary
Per Time Team
1 2:24 LAN Chimera (8), 2:00 – holding
1 6:43 LAK David Jones (2), 2:00 – roughing
1 12:07 LAN Vanek (11), 5:00 – roughing
2 13:33 LAK Ristolainen (4), 2:00 – interference
3 12:59 LAK Beleskey (8), 2:00 – slashing

SOG 1 SOG 2 SOG 3
Lakeland 9 14 14
Lansing 10 9 8

LAK LAN
SOG 37 27
FOW 27 19
FO% 58.7 41.3
Hits 31 37
Blocks 10 15
Missed Net 15 11
Shot Attempts 67 48
Scoring Chances 12 20
PIM 6 7
PP 0-2 0-3
TOA 5:55 4:08

Star 1: LAN Dubnyk 36 saves
Star 2: LAN Stafford 1 G
Star 3: LAN Rakell 1 G

GWG: Drew Stafford

Notables: LAK Spezza 16 faceoffs won
LAN Barrie 5 blocks, Dubnyk 36 saves

Lakeland GA SV Save% TOI W L OL Rate
G Quick -L 2 24 .923 57:56 3 3 0 6.7 (-0.6)

Lansing GA SV Save% TOI W L OL Rate
G Dubnyk -W 1 36 .973 60:00 6 4 1 8.1 (+0.8)

Weekly Summary:
Lakeland loses 3-1 on what was really a well played game by both teams.

 

Defenders

Alamo Defenders

Weekly Preview:
Alamo has been struggling. They are hoping that 4 games at home will get them on the right track. So far, Seguin and Wheeler have been leading in points with Greiss playing well behind the net.
Game #1:

Brentwood at Alamo

Very frustrating game for the home team. Alamo outshoots Brentwood, 48-19….Amazing, and they get shutout. Fleury is the star in net for Brentwood. He is the 1st star. 2nd star is Fehr with 2 points and Stempniak adds 2 points.

Brentwood 3 Alamo 0

Game #2:

Lakeland at Alamo

This was a nail biter. Seguin scores first for Alamo, but Spezza ties it up. Weise scores his 2nd goal and Lakeland takes the lead. Midway through the second, Alamo ties it as Pearson nets it. The winning goal is scored by Lars Eller as he scores his first.

Alamo outshoots Lakeland, 43-24, as they continue their high of shots, but not the goals to match it. But, the Defenders win.

Alamo 2 Lakeland 1

Game #3:

Second City at Alamo

Alamo dominates the game, and leads 2-0 based on goals by Marchand and Eaves. But, in late in the 3rd, Second City shocks Alamo with goals with 3:01 remaining, and 44 seconds remaining. Second City gets goals by Hayes and Landeskog.

The Alamo club playing too well, gets a Marchand goal 16 seconds into the OT to win the game.

Alamo 3 Second City 2

Game #4:

New Jersey At Alamo

Jersey jumps all over Andrew Hammond early. Okposo is the #1 star with 1 goal and 1 assist. Johansen is #2 with 3 assists. The #3 star is Skinner with 1 goal and 1 assist.

Schneider outplays Hammond. New Jersey scores an empty netter to seal the deal.

New Jersey 5 Alamo 2

Weekly Summary:
Brentwood 3 Alamo 0
Alamo 2 Lakeland 1
Alamo 3 Second City 2
New Jersey 5 Alamo 2

 

Cosa Nostra

Chicago Cosa Nostra

Weekly Preview:
Chicago with two home games is looking to get some points this week in the Capone Center.
Game #1: November 7 2016 Capone Center 10-30-2016

1 2 3 F
Lansing (6-6-0-1) 0 3 3 6
Chicago (4-9-0-0) 1 0 0 1

Scoring Summary
Per Time Str Team
1 9:35 EV CHI Duclair (5), assisted by Ceci (2) and Zetterberg (2)
2 3:20 EV LAN Little (1), assisted by Hamonic (5)
2 8:57 EV LAN Namestnikov (1), assisted by Rakell (2) and Steen (3)
2 19:27 EV LAN Barrie (2), assisted by Backstrom (8) and Vanek (7)
3 2:20 PP LAN Maroon (2), assisted by Little (4)
3 8:10 PP LAN Hudler (3), assisted by Vanek (8)
3 8:49 EV LAN Chimera (4), assisted by Little (5) and Hudler (4)

Penalty Summary
Per Time Team
1 2:50 LAN Hjalmarsson (12), 2:00 – boarding
1 15:04 CHI Jokinen (4), 2:00 – tripping
2 10:29 CHI Smith (8), 2:00 – checking from behind
3 2:05 CHI Gudas (25), 2:00 – checking from behind
3 7:39 CHI Phaneuf (18), 2:00 – holding
3 9:39 LAN Namestnikov (2), 2:00 – hooking

THREE STAR SELECTIONS:
Star 1: LAN Little 1 G, 3 Pts
Star 2: LAN Hudler 1 G, 2 Pts
Star 3: LAN Dubnyk 32 saves

GWG: Vladislav Namestnikov

Notables: LAN Dubnyk 32 saves / CHI Mrazek 33 saves

Game #2: Two power play goals 22 seconds apart with just over 2 minutes to play broke a tie wide open and gave Chicago a 4-2 win over Hampton.
Hampton’s downfall started with Paul Stasny getting called for interference with 3:39 remaining in regulation and then 26 seconds later he was joined in the box by Mikael Backlund. The duo watched as first Chris Smith and then Colton Parayko beat Carey Price to lift the Cosa Nostra to victory.
Hampton opened the scoring at 5:48 of the first on a nifty move by Andre Burakovsky but that lead evaporated five minutes later while Chicago was short-handed when Bo Horvat beat Price low to the stick side to make it 1-1 at the end of the 1st period.
Hampton went into the 2nd period with a vengeance hitting everything that moved and getting lots of shots, but the Chicago defence kept them from getting much in the way of quality scoring chances. Bastards.
Nino Niederreiter gave Chicago the go-ahead goal at 5:50 of the 2nd period which quieted the Hampton offence somewhat until a flurry in the 3rd period when a slapshot from point blank range beat Cosa Nostra keeper Petr Mrazek.
Hampton outshot Chicago 32-21 (but Chicago led 14-6 in scoring chances) in the contest but had a special teams collapse going 0/6 on the power play and allowing a short-handed goal while Chicago was a perfect 2/2.November 12 2016 Capone Center 10-31-2016Scoring Summary
Per Time Str Team
1 5:48 EV HAM Burakovsky (4), unassisted
1 10:53 SH CHI Horvat (5), assisted by Ceci (2)
2 5:50 EV CHI Niederreiter (3), assisted by Duclair (2) and Ceci (
3 14:46 EV HAM Backlund (5), assisted by Hornqvist (4)
3 17:55 PP CHI Smith (2), assisted by Wennberg (2) and Krug (7)
3 18:17 PP CHI Parayko (2), assisted by Zetterberg (2) and Kronwall (3)Penalty Summary
Per Time Team
1 10:00 CHI Krug (8), 2:00 – hooking
1 17:39 HAM Burakovsky (4), 2:00 – roughing
1 17:39 CHI Ceci (8), 2:00 – roughing
2 8:06 CHI Kronwall (6), 2:00 – delay of game
2 10:47 CHI Niederreiter (8), 2:00 – checking from behind
2 13:06 CHI Parayko (13), 4:00 – high sticking
2 15:12 HAM Ekblad – hooking (penalty shot)
2 15:12 CHI Ceci penalty shot saved by Price
3 5:55 CHI Jokinen (4), 2:00 – holding
3 13:13 HAM Ribeiro (8), 2:00 – roughing
3 13:13 CHI Phaneuf (18), 2:00 – roughing
3 16:21 HAM Stastny (6), 2:00 – interference
3 16:47 HAM Backlund (6), 2:00 – hooking
Star 1: CHI Niederreiter 1 G
Star 2: CHI Smith 1 G
Star 3: CHI Horvat 1 GGWG: Craig SmithNotables: HAM None – CHI Mrazek 30 saves
Weekly Summary:
Chicago splits at home.

 

Rockets

Ripon Rockets

Game #1:
Ripon 5 Thunder Bay 3
Game #2:
Scottsdale 3 Ripon 2
Game #3:
Ripon 5 Long Beach 2
Weekly Summary:
Ripon goes 2 and 1 in Week 4.

 

Chiefs

Second City Chiefs

Weekly Preview:
Chiefs with one home game this week against Indiana but also playing a road game against Lansing for an out of towner.
Game #1: Second City hosts first place Indiana at the Wigwam.

Koivu opens the scoring in the first with his third of the season on just the second Indiana shot of the game. Later in the first the Chiefs get a pair of power play chances almost back to back and they are able to convert on the second one with Jimmy Hayes lighting the lamp from Letang and Laich to tie it at one.
Weird delay as the lights go out for a brief period at the Wigwam. Better pay that electric bill…
But the delay proves to be good luck for the home team who takes a 2-1 lead on MacKinnon’s second of the year from Letang and Landeskog. That’s where it stood after the first.
Sycamores tie it up early in the second as Rask cant corral the slapper from JVR and Toews puts in the rebound for his second of the year.
Later in the period it is Indiana getting a two man advantage for over a minute and a half, but the Second City penalty kill is fantastic and barely allows the Sycamores to get any chances. After killing off the two penalties, the Wigwam is rocking and the Chiefs feed off it, get a break and MacKinnon finds the back of the net for the second time in the game. 3-2 after two periods.
Tightly played third period but with about five minutes left its the Chiefs adding an insurance goal as Karlsson puts back a rebound with Luongo way out of position. That goal would come in handy as Indiana scores with 91 seconds left to make it 4-3 on Mitchell’s first of the year.
Sycamores pull the goalie for the final moments and get a couple of chances, but Rask shuts them down and preserves the win for the home team. The Chiefs hand the Sycamores just their second regulation loss.

Game #2:  Chiefs travel to Lansing to take on the Caps. A surprising first goal as defenseman John Moore is given a penalty shot off a 2-on-1 rush, and he cashes it in to give Second City the early lead. Chiefs add on shortly after as Tavares with a nifty deflection off a Panarin shot makes it 2-0. Seventh goal of the year for the Chiefs captain.
Caps on the board as Rakell beats Anderson with the slap shot to make it 2-1 and that’s where it stands after the first.
Caps tie it up early in the second after a failed 3-on-2 rush for Second City results in a chance on the other end. Ward finds the twine for the fourth time and its 2-2. The dominance continues for Lansing as Barrie scores from the point to give the home team a 3-2 lead as we head to the second intermission.
Lansing adds a fourth goal early in the third by some Russian guy with a name too long to type. Second City gets one back with 8:46 to go as Tavares scores again from Palmieri and Letang. 4-3 Lansing.
Then with 4:34 to go its the Chiefs captain again in front of the net catching Dubnyk out of position. Hat trick for Tavares ties it at four!
But its all for not as the Caps score with under a minute to go and hang on for the win. Second City’s road woes continue as they remain winless away from home.
Weekly Summary:
Chiefs win their home game over Indiana but lose a heartbreaker at Lansing. The home/road splits are something else.

 

Suds

Corktown Suds

Weekly Preview:
Corktown came in with a league worst 8 points and a 4-8 record.
Game #1:

Thunder Bay – The Corktown O was never a problem, but the D and goaltending had been…..Until this week. Johnson had 41 saves including 12 Penalty minutes he had to shut down.

Corktown wins 2-0

Game #2:

Scottsdale- This game was back and fourth the entire game. Colborne scored his 4th of the season for the X-Men 2 minutes into the 3rd, and it looked like this one was headed in to OT until Stone notched his 6th of the season for the Suds to take the victory.

Corktown wins 3-2

Game #3:

Jagr- If Jagr was playing this game it would have been pure frustration as the Mullets had 18 minutes of Power Play action where they scored 1 goal during that time. Shots were 38-14 in favor of Jagr, but Johnson was a brick wall for Corktown in the 3-2 victory. Stamkos had #7 for the Mullets and Tarasenko scored his 4th as he begins to heat up.

Corktown wins 3-2

Weekly Summary:
Corktown picks up 6 big points, and it was lead by their Goaltending. It gives this young team some confidence heading forward.

 

Nor'Westers

Thunder Bay Nor’Westers

Weekly Preview:
After 12 games Thunder Bay was 6-6 but down in the standings. We are scoring very well but our defense and special teams need to improve.
Two home games this week against Columbus and Wausau. A few minor line up changes. McNabb stays active replace Ollie Maatta and some swaps on the lines. James Reimer will replace Korpisalo for the Wausau game. Reimer will likely stay on the active roster for the time being.
Game #1:
Vs Columbus Barkov opens the scoring with a PP goal his 6th of the season. Kucherov ties it at 1-1. Saad nets his 8th of the year to push the Nor’Westers up 2-1. Brent “The Beard” Burns ties it at 2-2. Barkov scores his 2nd PP goal of the game to push Thunder Bay back in front 3-2. Brayden McNabb in only his second game scores his 1st of the year to get a 2 goal lead. Veteran Jerome Iginla closes it down to 4-3 but Thunder Bay holds on for their 7th win.
Game #2:
Vs Wausau Last week player of the week Tomas Tatar scores his 6th to give the Nor’Westers a 1-0 lead. Gallagher push it to 2-0 and Saad to 3-0 on his 9th goal of the season. Wausau awakens with a goal by Fisher, but Gallagher’s 2nd of the game pushes the Thunder Bay lead back to 4-1. Perry scores late but Thunder Bay stands strong to close out a 4-2 win.
Weekly Summary:

Brandon Saad is still on a scoring roll with his 8th and 9th goals of the season. Speciality teams stepped up with the Power Play going 4 for 7 and the PK allowing 1 goal in 6 chances.

After starting 2-6, the Nor’Westers have played well of late going 4-0 in week three and winning both home games in week four.

 

Rangers

Bathgate Rangers

Weekly Preview:

Bathgate hosts the top 2 teams in the league this week – Long Beach and Indiana. Not much hope is seen for a team that has given up 1.5 goals for every 1 they score, still they show up at Madison Round Garden and delight the fans (at least we hope they’re still happy.

NOTE – In the first game – Nov 7 vs. Long Beach a pretty rare feat occurs.

Game #1:  November 7 – hosting Long Beach the Rangers dig in. 1st period goes by with no scores. Bathgate failed on 3 power plays, Long Beach failed on 1. Then at the 47 second mark of the 2nd period Fabbri deflects a Bozak shot for a goal (Bozak and Yandle assist) to make it 1-0.
At 3:33 the Rangers tie it when Fayne slips one in (assisted by Kane and Miller). Then the fun starts.
At 18:29 Klingberg is called for hooking and Leddy is awarded a PENALTY SHOT – Rinne save.
2nd period ends with the score 1-1 and local fans are ecstatic.
At 7:05 in the 3rd after the Rangers work the puck up ice, Kane shots and scores (from Karlsson and Benn).
Then at 13:16 Brodie of Long Beach is called for slashing – and Karlsson is awarded a PENALTY SHOT – his shot is saved by Anderson.
But wait – at 17:30, Carlson of Long Beach is called for hooking against Horcoff – and Horcoff is awarded a PENALTY SHOT – and he scores!
That wrapped up the scoring as Bathgate pulls the stunner and wins 3-1. Rinne makes 30 saves (and gets Star #2)!
Star 1 – Kane 1 G, 2 Pts
Star 2 – Rinne 30 saves
Star 3 – Horcoff 1 GBut 3 PENALTY SHOTS in the game!
Game #2:  Well, the next home game found Indiana – losers of 1 game at the time. They may not score a lot, but they certainly don’t give up much of anything – barely over 1.5 goals a game.
They quickly take the lead 1-0 when Williams put one in the net at 3:17 (assisted by Koivu and Gryba). They add another at 19:19 – hate those last minute goals. Doughty (assisted by Krejci and Raffl) to make it 2-0 at the end of 1. Both goals even strength.
Near the end of the 2nd period, Indiana bumps the lead to 3-0 when the take advantage of a tripping penalty to Fayne. Goal scored by Doughty (his 2nd of the game), assisted by Jagr and Koivu.
Rangers want to get in the game and Russell gets his 1st of they at the 1:19 mark of period 3 (assisted by Fayne and Zajac). But Indiana counters with their 4th goal 8 minutes later when Jagr shows he’s not too old slamming one in the net (assisted by Davidson and van Riemsdyk). Tierney makes it look a little more respectable scoring at the 18:43 mark (assisted by Karlsson and McCann making it 4-2 Indiana and that the final.Indiana’s defense controlled the game blocking 17 shots.
Star 1 – Doughty 2 goals
Star 2 – Jagr 1 goal 2 Pts
Star 3 – Williams 1 goal.Notable – RANGERS – Staal wins 16 of 19 faceoffs (84.2%)
Weekly Summary:
Rangers go 1-1 at home against the leagues best.
November 7 – Bathgate 3-1 over Long Beach
November 12 – Indiana 4-2 over Bathgate
But 3 penalty shots in the game with Long Beach!!

 

LumberJacks

Wausau Lumberjacks

Weekly Preview:
Wausau faces the first place California Regulators. And the second place Hampton Blizzard. Two tough opponents for the Lumberjacks. In a roster move the Lumberjacks deactivate Matthew Dunba-D and activated Chris Tanev-D. Tanev was battling a lower body injury and is now healthy.
Game #1:
California shuts out the lumberjacks 2-0. Lumberjack couldn’t get anything going against Holtby. Holtby had had 38 saves. Goals by Gaudreau and Silverberg were more than enough to beat the Lumberjacks.
Game #2:
Wausau shuts out Hampton 2-0. Halak had 29 saves. Goals by Giroux and Keith lead the Lumberjacks to the win.
Weekly Summary:
This week at home excellent goal tending was on display. Two low scoring games a Menzer arena.

 

IceDogs

Long Beach Ice Dogs

Weekly Preview:
Long Beach hosts Jagr & Corktown
Game #1:
Long Beach (9-3) hosts Jagr (8-4). Fabbri opened the scoring with a PP goal with 4 ½ minutes to go in the first to give Long Beach a lead. :30 later, Vlasic tied the game. Jagr took a 2-1 lead in the 2d on a Strahlman goal. They stretched it to 3-1 when Wilson tipped in a Cole shot 5 minutes into the period. Long Beach got a goal back when Leddy scored on a 5 on 3 situation with 9 minutes to go in the second. With 7 ½ minutes to go in the game Long Beach had a 5 on 3 again but this time Jagr killed it. Bishop stood tall the rest of the way and Jagr won 3-2.
Game #2:
Long Beach (9-4) hosts Corktown (4-8). Long Beach jumped to an early lead when Leddy scored 2 minutes into the game. Corktown tied it on a PP goal by Neal with 7 minutes left in the period. After back and forth action for the first half of the second period, Soderberg tipped in a shot to give Long Beach a 2-1 lead. Long Beach took a 3-1 lead a minute later but Corktown tied it on goals by Kessler and Tarasenko (PP). Corktown took their first lead of the game on a Miller goal 5 minutes into the third. They added a goal on Tarashenko’s 2nd of the game. That was the end of the scoring as Corktown won 5-3.
Weekly Summary:
Tough week for the Ice Dogs as they drop both their home games

 

Bandits

Brentwood Bandits

Weekly Preview:
Brentwood has been good at home, but terrible on the road. Will they continue to play well at home?
Game #1:  1st Period
Brentwood opens scoring with Ekman-Larsson netting his 3rd of the season.
Stafford ties it on the PP with 1:20 left.
Steen gives Lansing a 2-1 lead with 31 seconds left int he 1st.2nd Period
Patrick Marleau (Thomas) nets his 5th of the young season assisted by linemates Malkin and Crosby to tie it at 2.
At 16:33 Maroon (PP) nets his 2nd of the campaign to put Lansing back on top 3-2.
Malkin ties it with 9 seconds left in the 2nd with his 4th of the season.3rd Period
Third period was all Brentwood…
Goals by Fehr and Marleau (PP)Brentwood holds on to win 5-3Fleury saved 27 of 30
Varlamov saved 29 of 34Star 1 Marleau 2G
Star 2 Ekman-Larsson 1G, 2A
Star 3 Malkin 1G 1AGWG Fehr
Game #2:  1st Period
Minnesota strikes first and second with a goal by Datsyuk on the PP and Sharp even strength to make it 2-0
1:42 seconds later Eric Fehr scores his 2nd of the season to cut the lead to 1.2nd Period
Vern “Mini Me” Fiddler nets his 6th of the campaign.
Sharp his 2nd of the game to retake the lead 3-2
Likes with his 4th of the season to tie it at 3.3rd Period
All Brentwood as Sid rips his 8th of the season and Ekman-Larsson his 4th on the PP as Brentwood goes on to win it’s second game in a row by a score of 5-3Lundqvist saves 26 of 29
Ward saves 30 of 35Star 1 – Sharp 2G
Star 2 – Crosby 1G 1A
Star 3 – Fiddler 1GNotables MIN – Datsyuk won 15 faceoffsGWG Sidney Crosby
Weekly Summary:

Brentwood continues to play well at home. Tom Atkins needs to solve the issues on the road so that this bubble team can earn a playoff spot in the spring.

Next week, The Brentwood Believe-It-Or-Not (local paper) promises to have go back to it’s former format of longer and better summaries of games. This week apparently everyone was on vacation… or just slacking.

Let’s Go Dits! (Short for Bandits… it’ll catch on)

 

 Deep Freeze

Minneapolis Deep Freeze

Weekly Preview:
Minneapolis gets set to play 2 divisional games including division leading Wausau and a tough game against Metropolitan division leading Lakeland.
Game #1:
Wausau (2) @ Minneapolis (3)
Minneapolis gets the win over division leading Wausau despite losing in almost every statistical category.Tied 1-1 entering the 3rd period, Wausau took an early lead only 1 minute into the 3rd, but was unable to hold on with Minneapolis tying it 5 minutes later and taking the lead on a Powerplay goal with 8 minutes left to play. Neuvirth made 31 saves on 33 shots for the Deep Freeze.3 Stars
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Hoffman (MIN): 1 G, 2 Pts
Sedin (MIN) 1 G
Hemsky (MIN): 1 G
Game #2:
Game #2 – Chicago (2) @ Minneapolis (4)
Minneapolis wins their second game in a row, this time in dominant fashion over the Cosa Nostra.Chicago opened the scoring on the first shot of the game taking a 1-0 lead just 15 seconds in, but Minneapolis kept the heat on and had a 2-1 lead by the end of the 1st. After a scoreless 2nd period, Chicago tied it midway through the 3rd. Minneapolis took the lead for good with 2:43 remaining and added an empty netter to seal the win.3 Stars
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Brassard (MIN): 1 G, 2 Pts
Seidenberg (MIN): 1 G, 2 Pts
Niederreiter (CHI): 1 G, 2 PtsNoteables:
Condon (CHI): 36 saves
Datsyuk (MIN): 17-3 on Faceoffs
Game #3:  Game #3 – Lakeland (2) @ Minneapolis (3) SO
Minneapolis wins a closely contested game over Lakeland, getting the shootout win after tying it up with under 2 minutes to go.For the second game in a row, Minneapolis gives up a goal on the first shot of the game. Minneapolis would tie it up later in the 1st on Sharp’s Powerplay goal and the game would remain tied at 1-1 until the 3rd period. Lakeland took the lead early in the 3rd and kept Minneapolis at bay until Sharp tied it up on his second goal of the game with under 2 minutes left to play. Spezza would open the shootout by scoring Lakeland’s only goal, but Datsyuk and Sharp would each score to notch the win for Minneapolis.3 Stars
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Sharp (MIN): 2 G + Shootout winner
Grabner (LAK): 1 G
Henrique (LAK): 1 GNoteables:
Jones (LAK): 36 Saves
Ward (MIN): 34 Saves
Getzlaf (MIN): 16-6 Faceoffs
Datsyuk (MIN): 15-5 Faceoffs
Weekly Summary:
Minneapolis gets the win in all 3 of their home games this week including key victories over two division rivals.

 

 Brew Jackets

Columbus Brew Jackets

Weekly Summary: Columbus goes 1 & 2 on the week – losing two 1-Goal games at home.

 

Sycamores

Indiana Sycamores

Weekly Summary: No Files or write ups from Indiana this week.  There home games were Simmed.   This is the last week this will happen.  A replacement owner will be found.