Friday, September 10, 2010

My notes

Gustafsson scored the opener on a powerplay just 2:39 in. A rather weak goal from just inside the blueline off the post and in.

Rieder makes the game 2-0 with a nice effort 2-on-1 with Jung. Rieder makes the right decision and elects to shoot beating the netminder high glove side.

First period ends 2-0 Pats.

Brandon starts the second in some trouble getting two minors in the first couple of minutes one was a nasty cross check by Schneider on Rieder from behind and Fransoo with a delay of game firing the puck over the glass and into the crowd. The Pats take advantage of the 5-on-3 with Muench capitalizing on fluttering puck.

Fisticuffs: Stevenson vs. Miller. I'm not too sure what precipitated Stevenson to go after Miller (other than a good check on Mappin). It was a good scrap Miller got some good shots as did Stevenson. Miller gets the slight decision. Bell and Chiarelli were in each others' faces and the ref tried to keep the peace but Bell's mitts hit the ice and it was on another decent scrap but I would give the decision to Bell.

Brandon capitalizes on the 5-on-3 on a point shot from Fransoo that beats a screened Beukeboom.

Wheats change goalies 9:42 into 2nd 16 shots 13 saves 3 goals against. Boes out, Rimmer in.

Brandon gets within 1 with Toews scoring right off the faceoff. I’m not sure how it squeaked in but it got through Beukeboom.

Pats regain the 2 goal lead on a pretty passing play between Carlson, Spooner and Muench who was left all alone along his off-side and wired it home past Rimmer who had no chance.

Brandon brings the game back to within one on a pretty nice goal by Toews who lifts the puck past Beukeboom who went down early to cover the bottom of the net.

4-3 Pats after two.

Ketlo starts the third. Beukeboom ends the night with 21 saves on 24 shots.
Brandon tied the game on a fluky bounce off the Pats Borstmayer that eludes Ketlo (who was playing the original shot).

Game is 4-4 after regulation.

Terrible defensive effort in the OT by the Pats collective. Wiebe takes advantage of the bad display and puts the puck 5-hole past Ketlo.

Greg Harder's thoughts can be found here: http://communities.canada.com/reginaleaderpost/blogs/slapshots/archive/2010/09/10/wheat-kings-come-back-to-bite-pats.aspx

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