Sunday, January 02, 2011

Live blog: Jan. 2/11 Pats v Hitmen

Starting lineup for the Pats:
Neigum at left wing Jung at center Rieder at right wing
Blidstrand and Schneider anchoring the starting 'd'
Ketlo between the pipes

Quick start to this one... just 3:59 into the first the Pats are outshooting the Hitmen 4-3.

Snider's handling the puck like a grenade... The Pats need to keep shooting from everywhere. But he's stopping the difficult ones with ease.

Rieder takes a cross checking penalty 7:30 into the first. He was trying to outrace the defender but unfortunately got too much of him leading to an obvious call.

Hitmen on the PP.

Pats kill it off surrendering only 2 shots limiting the Hitmen to mostly outside chances.

Radio timeout 11:57 into the first. Not much to report... both teams are playing hard and seem to be fairly evenly matched up. Shots are 8-6 Pats.

MacKenzie takes a high-sticking penalty at 15:23 giving the Pats their first PP.

The Pats were unable to capitialize but had a couple of nice chances.

Fast period....

Ouellette takes a questionable high sticking penalty 18:42 into the first.... Calgary goes on the PP for the 2nd time.

The puck looked like a baseball and was popped up into the air on several occassions and the puck somehow found its way onto the tape of Kirsch and he's able to bury the puck with 1.2 seconds left in the period to give the Hitmen a one goal lead. MacKenzie and Fiddler pick up the assists.

Shots after the first 13-12 for the Pats.

It's pretty hard to type and watch the game as I'm not a very fast typer. Second period updates won't be as often depending on the action.

First period intermission... The good old standby.... find K9. The contestant found him with out much problem.

I will be back for the 2nd period.