Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Rebels Defeat Tigers 1-0

Tigers Lead Series 3-1

A surprising note the Rebels gave their backup Dawson Guhle the start. Apparently starting goalie Darcy Kuemper has an ankle injury.

I thought tonight both teams showed their fatigue from the previous nights intense battle. The Tigers didn't have the same jump needed to press past the Rebels and create scoring chances. I noticed a couple Tigers players sounded like they have colds so that could have been a factor in their lower energy levels.

The Tigers created a very good chance right off the face-off and were rewarded with a power-play but failed to generate anything off it.

The rebels were very systematic when playing against the Vey, Etem, and Kessy line, and limited their scoring chances.

Both teams had their chances, the rebels hit one post, the Tigers hit two posts including Etem ringing a backhand off the crossbar with little time left on the clock.

The Tigers had a goal called off after a Rebel defender pushed a Tiger into his goalie and the Tigers scored on a rebound. The ref gave coincidental penalties to Coyle and Borejko.

The difference was the rebels managed to score on one of their chances. I thought the Tigers could have done a better job at getting more pucks on net. They didn't test Dawson Guhle all that much, however Guhle did make a incredible diving glove save on on Shinkaruk.

Both teams have 2 days of rest before continuing the Series Saturday night in Red Deer.

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