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Sedin, Daniel BWB 4 4 5 9 0 8 12 33%
Schneider, Cory NHG 3 3 1.01 78 .963
Seguin, Tyler ALA 4 4 5 9 0 4 15 27%
Dubnyk, Devan LAN 4 9 2.2 126 .933

Jagr Mullets
Weekly Preview:
Two home games against the Central – first place Minneapolis and last place Chicago.
Game #1: Jagr totally dominates the first period against Minneapolis, allowing only 3 shots on goal on the sole Minny PP. Craig Smith scores 1:07 into the game, but Neuvirth stands tall in net to keep it 1-0 after one.

In the 2nd period, Minneapolis comes out guns blazing, putting the Mullets on their heels. Brassard scores his 23rd and 24th goals less than 90 seconds apart and just like that the Deep Freeze are up 2-1.

But 55 seconds into the 3rd, Stralman scores his 9th to tie it up, and Jeff Carter puts one in at 7:32 to put Jagr up 3-2.

The Mullets’ stifling defense does the rest as they lock down the rest of the period and win it 3-2.

Game #2: The Chicago Costra Nosa is playing for pride at this point, and it shows — even though they were down 2-1 and 3-2 through two periods, Chicago  roars back in the 3rd scoring FOUR goals (the last one an empty netter) to stun the Mullets 6-4 on home ice… even though Jagr outshoots them 50-31. Copp is good, putting up 4 points in the game.
Weekly Summary:
Jagr splits at home, and is looking forward to the road results at Columbus.


Corktown Suds
Weekly Preview:
Corktown has 3 home games this week.
Game #1:
Corktown 2-1
Game #2:
Ripon 2-1
Game #3:
Long Beach
Corktown 4-1
Weekly Summary:
Corktown wins 2/3 trying not to be the worst team in the MWHL’s first season.


Bathgate Rangers
Weekly Preview:
Rangers home (although on the road all week) to host two games, Lansing and Minneapolis – both teams doing far better than the Rangers.
Game #1:
February 22 the Capitals from Lansing make their way to the Square Garden and Kane scores TWO goals in the LAST minute to reverse a 4-3 deficit into a 5-4 win. 5 of the 9 goals came in the 3rd period – 3 in the last 3 minutes. Both Kane goals were even strength.
Stafford scored a goal ahead goal for the Caps, but it wasn’t enough.
1. Benn 2 goals, 4 points
2. Kane 2 goals, 4 points
3. Steen (LAN) 1 goal, 2 Points
Game #2: February 23 and the Rangers are still going strong – except Minneapolis was too. In fact they scored 2 goals in each period. Rangers however, pull another 3rd period onslaught scoring 3 goals – tying the game at the 10 minute mark.

BUT – this time, it was the road team – those Deep Freezers – putting the chill on the home crowd when Doan scores with 2:45 to go. No Miracles on Ice at the end of this one and the Deep Freeze win a thriller 6-5.

Minneapolis scores 3 PP goals (7 chances) – and a 4th goal was scored on a delayed penalty. OH brother!!
STARS: (all MIN)
1. Datsyuk 2 goals, 3 points
2. Doan 1 goal, 2 points
3. Sharp 1 goal

Weekly Summary:
Rangers go 1-1 at home, not bad.
5-4 over Lansing
6-5 loss to Minneapolis


New Jersey Grizzlies
Game #1:
NJ defeats Corktown
Game #2:
NJ loses to Alamo
Game #3:
NJ defeats Scottsdale
Game #4:
NJ defeats Ripon
Weekly Summary:
Sahttenkirk was ungodly this week


Lakeland Flying Tigers
Weekly Preview:
2 Games this block. Vs Lansing and Minny…
Game #1:
Lakeland 4, Lansing 3
SO Ladd scores the winner in the extra frame of the shootout.
Game #2:
Minneapolis 3, Lakeland 2
Lakeland is never really in the game, chasing its tail for most of the game.  2 Goal performance from TJ Oshie isn’t enough.
Weekly Summary:
1-1 for the week. Not bad with the backup goalie in the net.


Indiana Sycamores
Weekly Preview:
Indiana with 3 big home games vs. Pacific teams- the first two agains powerful Long Beach and California.
Game #1:

LB(1) @ IND(2)

Good, solid hockey game – lots of shots, lots of chances, but even better goaltending. The teams trade 1st period goals, a scoreless second belies a TON of action..but the decisive tally is earned
early in the third on a semi-breakaway by Bergeron.

Andersen was good for the Ice Dogs – but Bobby Lu was sensational for the Sycamores, stopping 32 of 33.

STARS: #3 Bergeron (1G) #2 Krejci (1G 1A) #1 Luongo

Game #2:

CAL(0) @ IND (3)

Indy activated some ‘resting’ players short on eligibility to try to steal one from the mighty Regulators, and the gamble paid off – this one was all Indiana start to finish. Luongo was good, but this was a total team effort.

Matt Read of all people scored twice, and Morgan Reilly scored his first of the season for Indy. Just a rare ‘off day’ for California, although Holtby was very good in defeat (32 saves; faced about 7

STARS: #3 Reilly #2 Read #1 Luongo (30 sv)

Game #4: Alamo (4) @ IND(3)

Fresh off the two big wins, Indy gambled again and tried to rest many top players with playing-time problems – and start their mediocre backup goalie, Berra…but this time it backfired. The Defenders struck early and often, jumping out to a 3-0 lead after 25 minutes of action.

Sensing the urgency, the Sycamores fought back – Towes scored midway through the second, and back to back goals by Weber and Williams gave Indy a tie ballgame with 12 minutes to go. The Sycamores pressed hard – 19 3rd period shots – but maybe too hard, as they gave up a backbreaking breakaway goal to Johnny Boychuk with 2:14 to play.

The computer gave stars to the scorers, but Robin Lehner was far and away #1 star in my book – 32 saves, many on odd-man rushes. He was the only good ‘defender’ Alamo had all day.

STARS: #3 Schultz (G, his 1st) #2 Boychuk (G) #1 Marchand (2G, including his 30th)

Probably a result that satisfies neither coach, since Alamo isn’t in playoff position.

Weekly Summary:

2-1 is always ok when facing two tough opponents – but Indy missed a golden chance to sweep the week with the poor effort vs. Alamo. That one is on the coach for resting so many guys, but it had to be done with so many road games still to come.

Indy remains in the thick of the playoff chase.


Brentwood Bandits
Game #1:

Brentwood wins in the final minute scoring two with the goalie pulled to force OT, and then again in OT to seal it 4-3 over Bathgate.

STAR 1 Sedin 2G, 1A
STAR 2 Donskoi 1G, 1A
STAR 3 Stewart 1G (GW)

BGR – Rinne 38 Saves
BWB – Crosby 3 Assists

Game #2:

Brentwood tries to hold onto a 3-1 lead against visiting Chicago while heading into the 3rd, but the Chi-Town boys had a different agenda. Scoring 3 unanswered goals in the third to win the game 4-3

STAR 1 Zetterberg 2G
STAR 2 Prince 1G, 2A
STAR 3 Kreider 1G

CHI None
BWB Crosby 1G, 1A

Weekly Summary:
Coaching staff is happy with the offense (as usual) but the defense was hurting with the resting of Phaneuf and Bieksa. Malkin still resting. Getting ready to return real soon for the final stretch run.


Wausau Lumberjacks
Weekly Preview:
Two games at home this week. Against Brentwood and Bathgate.
Game #1:
Brentwood 2 Wausau 1
Sedin gets game winner with 40 seconds left.
Game #2:
Wausau 4 Bathgate 3
Two Lumberjack goals in the 3rd period sink the Rangers.
Weekly Summary:
Lumberjacks go 1-1 at home.


Hampton Blizzard
Weekly Preview:
Three home games and no time for a writeup
Game #1:
Nail biter with Hampton edging California 2-1
Game #2:
Another nail-biter with Hampton edging Alamo 4-3
Game #3:
More nail biting and Hampton just gets past Scottsdale 4-3.
Weekly Summary:
No nails left but the Blizzard come away with 3 tough wins.


California Regulators
Weekly Summary:
California drops its only home game. Alamo 2. California 1.


Columbus Brew Jackets
Weekly Preview:
Columbus appears to be mailing it in down the home stretch. Host 3 games this week. Jagr, Chicago, and Lansing.
Game #1:
Jagr defeats Columbus 4 -3
Game #2:
Chicago crushes Columbus 7 – 4
Game #3:
Lansing convinces the Columbus crowd to keep drinking bleach, beating them 2 – 1
Weekly Summary:
Columbus is thinking about moving to Cleveland