Saturday, January 16, 2010

Tigers loose to the Raiders but beat the Blades

A little recap vs P.A first

You could say the tigers were a little unlucky against P.A in Prince Albert.

Prince Albert is one of those night and day teams when it comes to playing at home and on the road. P.A has a .750 winning percentage at home but only .286 on the road.

The tigers ran into a very hot goalie. They played fairly well for the most part.

Tigers defeat Saskatoon 3-2 OT

I thought the tigers looked fairly good tonight. They made 2 HUGE mistakes and both chances ended up in their net.

Jace Coyle fell over being the last man back on the PP and gave Saskatoon Walker Wintonek a mile of room on a breakaway. He took a weak little shot that Bunz stopped but he popped in the rebound.

The second mistake was when Matt Konan(the last man back) overskated the puck and then was stripped from it by Darian Dziurzynski. He walked in on a breakaway and went five hole.

I thought the line of Sena Acolaste, Travis Toomey, and Derek Hulak gave the tigers trouble all night. It was a little fortunate that the blades broke that line up when they moved Acolaste back to defence.


The tigers looked a little jittery during the first period, they weren't playing bad but their passes and communication was a little off. The momentum seemed to go back and forth through the second period, and I thought the tigers held a slight edge in play in the third period. Overall a pretty good showing.

I thought Tristan King was having a poor game, he lost the puck every time he touched it, however he made a nice play stripping a blades D man down low which led to the tieing goal.

Tyler Bunz made an amazing save fairly late in the game. THe blades looked like they had an open net after a 2on1, Bunz was in a sitting down position and it looked like his stick swiped the puck away as it was shot just above his pad.

He needs a little work on his rebound control. It seems like a common theme listening to the opposition broadcasters.

I thought Tomas Kundratek had a good showing for himself tonight. He scored the game winner in overtime on a coast to coast rush. He scored while falling over after getting checked cutting into the middle of the ice from near the corner.

I thought Talyor Gal had a pretty good night, and the rookie line is continuing to step up their game. I believe it was Dylan Bredo who nailed a shot of the post.

Cole Grbavac vs Sena Acolaste

They paired up after a shot on net. Acolaste was giving Grbavac all he could handle as it looked like Grbavac has his arm caught in his jersey. Acolaste got Grbavac's helmet off threw a punch, and then Grbavac managed to get his arm free from under his jersey. As soon as he threw a punch the refs stepped in. Grbavac would wind up with an extra 10 minute misconduct for puling his arm out of his jersey.

I think Grbavac is coming along nicely. He has showed some hands, and I like his attempts at gaining body position during play.

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