Saturday, January 29, 2011

Tigers Defeat Wheat Kings 4-3

It looked like the Tigers were working on their defensive zone coverage as they were playing cautious and by the book in their own zone in the first period. Despite the opening couple minutes being dictated by the Wheat Kings the Tigers gave them very few scoring chances in the first period, Although old habits started creeping back in the later stages of the game.

Former Tiger Matt Mackay had three Bona-Fida scoring chances late to try and pull the Wheat Kings even. I noticed he thought he scored on one of them as he threw up his hands and kept looking at the ref as he headed to the bench. Deven Dubyk Mentioned on the radio that Matt Mackay rang the iron twice. He looked very good in his return to the Arena.

I thought Linden Vey had an "off" game. He didn't have the energy he normally has, yet he still scored a goal with a Howitzer on the Power Play. The Wheat Kings were playing him very tight.

I was very impressed with the Tigers first powerplay. They threw out some guys who don't normally see power-play time and they scored.

I thought Jace Coyle looked pretty good on the back-end in his first home game back since he injured his knee.

With Tyler Pitlick out of the lineup, Dylan Bredo, and Scott McKay played a lot more minutes. I thought Scott McKay played very well and he reminded me a bit of Colton Grant at forward.

Willie Desjardins was mentioned attending tonight's game. Probably spending some time at home during the NHL All-star break. The Dallas Stars are currently third overall in the Extremely Tight Western Conference.

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