The first road game of a greuling road trip turned out pretty well for the Blades. A goal in each period for the Blades (two on the power play, and one empty netter), allowd them to trounce the Checkers on... wait for it... their Teddy Bear toss night! The night also saw the Blades go on an amazing 15 power plays, to say the Checkers were undisciplined is being nice, I'm pretty sure their getting ripped a collective new one as I type this. You can find the link to the gamesheet is here.
The three goals were...
- 1st Pistilli (first as a Blade), assists to Roy and Hotham
- 2nd Carlson, assists to Hartlieb and Duffy
- 3rd Healey (first goal as a Blade too), assist to Carlson
Also of note, Mike Morrisn had his first shutout as a Blade. His backup was listed as Ian Vigier (the Blades site does not list him on the roster, so I'm thinking he was an emergency backup). Benn Olson also managed to get into two fights, I really hope someone got one of them on video.
The Blades now move on to Gwinnett. They play at 4:05 tomorrow, hopefully the boys can keep it rolling along and get some points out of this road trip.