Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Tigers Defeat Hitmen 4-3 OT || Calgary Lead series 2-1

Don't have any time to write a recap tonight, so here is just a couple things.

Well Tonight's game was extremely entertaining to say the least. Tigers Scoring the tieing goal with 9 minutes left only to see Calgary score the goal ahead goal with 5 minutes remaining, then the Tigers re-tie the game 50 seconds later was amazing to watch. Oh-yeah then the house coming down in Overtime, reminded me of the Tigers vs Red Deer series years ago, where the Tigers pushed the Rebels to 7 games back when they had Cam Ward in net.

The Tigers had trouble getting anything going offensively, all it took was a fluke shot on net from Mark Isherwood, which bounced off a couple Hitmen players and into the net to get the Tigers going. After that suddenly the Tigers started to get some sustained good chances for the first time in the whole series.

Both goalies you cold tell were nervous in overtime. They were making saves like the puck was an egg and they were scared to drop it.

When the Hitmen scored to go up 3-2 with 5 minutes left in the game. I knew most of the people in the arena including me thought well that was the series right there. The Tigers managed to hang on and get some good bounces, and It set up for one helluva finish.

To be honest I'm not sure how that overtime winner went in. Kundratek shot it from center, it was tipped by someone, Jones rolled over, the next thing I knew I couldn't hear anything and was getting whacked by orange towels....Couldn't have asked for a better ending to that game.

The hitmen absolutely just dominate on their powerplay. Their defensman walk the blueline drag two tigers over for shot blocking, then sends a pass over to kozun or broda, who then has a chance to shoot in the slot or pass it over to the other for a one-timer. Its real tough on the goalie.

Isherwood scored on a floater that was tipped. Linden Vey scored on the PP off a rebound shot, Emerson Etem scored his first goal on a small tip-in right in front of Martin Jones that crawled across the line. Then he would score his second goal in overtime, also tipped......3 Tipped goals.

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