Saturday, February 13, 2010

Blades/Stingrays Series Re-Cap (3-4 & 4-2)

The Everblades played the Stingrays both Friday and Saturday. Of the four possible points they could have earned in this series they managed to get three.

The Everblades played a great game Friday, but they just couldn't make it work in the end. Three separate times they battled back to even it up, eventually forcing the game into OT. A Ryan Lang goal scored in the second, and dual goals from Captain Ross Carlson in the third, kept the Blades in the game (full game sheet here). Because neither team was able to score in OT they had to go to the shoot-out. It took nine shooters to decide who would get the second point. Unfortunately, Becks couldn't hold off the final shooter, allowing the Stingrays to win.

I don't have any pictures from these games, and I'm not re-posting old ones. I figure a picture of my cat is just as good (being sleep deprived and caffeinated isn't helping either) Don't ask me why my cat like to be dressed up, he just does.

Saturdays game saw nearly the reverse of Fridays game (game sheet here). A goal by Mathieu Roy allowed the Blades to draw first blood. The Stingrays were able to score and tie it up before the second period even hit the one minute mark. The Stingrays were very dominant for most of the second period, but the Blades managed to fend them off. They even took the lead again with another goal from Roy, sending them into the second intermission with a one goal lead. For whatever reason the Stingrays decided to switch goalies for the Third period. Dominic Osman got the first shot of the third period past the new goalie in the first 33 seconds of the third. Another goal by Ross Carlson put the Blades up 4-1 a few minutes later. The Stingrays were able to take advantage of a mistake by Chris Beckford-Tseu, to make it a 4-2 game. The Stingrays pulled their goalie for the extra attacker, but there was nothing they could do, and the Blades ended up winning 4-2 in regulation.

It was a good series for the Blades. The best part is that it should put them in a good frame of mind as they go into Gwinnett tomorrow to take on the Gladiators in an early afternoon game.

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