Friday, April 9, 2010

Tigers Defeat Hitmen 5-4 || Calgary Leads Series 3-2

Tigers aren't going down without a fight.

What an intense game. I was out of town but listened to the game in my car radio. I kept turning the radio off, then back on, the suspense was killing me.

From the sounds of things it was a very close game, with Calgary getting some fortunate goals early, the the Tigers clawing their way back into the game, then playing a strong third period to take a 2 goal lead.

Some Key highlights
Zdenik Okal was stopped by Martin Jones on a Penalty Shot opportunity.

Mathew Konan in an attempt to back-check slid into the net with the puck under him.
The Tigers took 7 penalties, and managed to kill 6 off them off.

Kris Foucault hit a post and it rebounded right to Matt McKenzie who burried a slapper into the back of the net.

The Hitmen scored 2 goals 21 seconds apart to take an early 3-1 lead

Matt Mackay scored 2 goals for the Tigers tonight. One on a tip through Jones' 5 hole, the other a shot in the slot.

Wacey Hamilton scored a goal when he whacked a rebound on net. His skates were slanted sideways to stop as he came in on Jones looking for another rebound, and the puck bounced in off his skate. Not sure if he knew where the puck was but since there was no kicking motion the goal counted.

Thomas Car pinched in from the point knowing that a quick turnover would result in a Hitmen odd man rush with the Tigers up a goal. He walked in all alone and beat Jones with a hard wrist shot stick side.

Thomas Kundratek nailed Misha Fisenko with a very hard body check near the end of the game that knocked his helmet flying.

The Hitmen scored to come within a goal, and then the Tigers Bretton Cameron took a penalty late after he gave a little cross-check to Gryffen Nyren as he shot a puck on net that had just been blown offside.

-Mh News article:

Game 6 goes Sunday at the Arena. Lets get that Jooooooooonesssssss! chant going early and often.

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