Saturday, January 2, 2010

Tigers Defeat Broncos 4-1

Fight Videos at the bottom.

Well I thought the Tigers didn't play that well tonight. I thought they played half-assed with offensive spurts. Swift was the better team through the first two periods. Luckily for the Tigers Devan Dubyk stole the game. He made a handful of really good saves, Including robbing Cody Eakin on a onetime cross ice feed.

I thought the Line of Emerson Etem, Matt MacKay and Kale Kessey showed some good chemistry together. Clouston looked like he was juggling the lines up a lot in the first two periods.

Cole Grbavac looked like his timing was off a little, still trying to get back into game shape. I hope they can mold him into a defensive forward specialist.

Joey Frazer had another good game including his 3rd goal in 2 games. I like how he has stepped up his game the last month.

I thought Wacey Hamilton had a really good game. He was throwing his weight around and buzzed around the net all night. Kale Kessey also played well.

With Isherwood being injured I thought Scott McKay did a good job filling in.

I was impressed with Tomas Kundratek on how he handled Micheal Stickland in their second period fight. Stickland had been throwing his weight around, being a thorn in the tigers side.

The two became tangled earlier in the game and Kundratek asked him to go but Stickland declined. Stickland threw a hit on Kundratek in the corner a second time, and Kundratek dropped his gloves and started to peel off Stickland's helmet.

Stickland looked like he didn't want to go but dropped his gloves after his helmet got knocked off. They came together hugging really close but throwing rapid short punches. They both landed some good shots and it looked like Kundratek had an early upperhand landing a couple punches for every one he took. The fans certainly appreciated the effort giving him an ovation after the fight was over. I give the decision to Kundratek.

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