Wednesday, October 24, 2012
Tigers Defeat Kelowna 4-3 SO
Well I think Cam Lanigan is going to quickly become a fan favorite if he has more in him like he did tonight. Lanigan's Tiger debut at the Arena would turn out to be a game he probably won't forget as he stopped 55 of 58 Kelowna shots, including both shoot-out attempts for the win.
Kelowna scored the tie-ing goal with 24 seconds left in the game, however Lanigan made 2 highlight reel saves before Kelowna's leading scorer Myles Bell was able to roof it over top of him.
Late in the overtime Lanigan was able to stretch out his pad and make an unbelievable stop giving the Tigers a chance to win the game in the shootout.
I thought the Tigers played the game like they were on the penalty kill. Kelowna likes to shoot from anywhere. Their were a lot of outside shots, but for the most part the defenceman did an incredible job at knocking away loose rebounds with the exception of the last Kelowna goal. I thought Kelowna looked frustrated at the end of the second period.
I also thought Kelowna started the third period playing rope-a-dope, they weren't sharp, but the Tigers were unable to gain some momentum and it felt like Kelowna was then able to generate some chances because the Tigers laid back too much.
The difference tonight we all can agree on was the goaltending, the tigers were fortunate to come out with 2 points.
MH News - Lanigan Steals a win