Won't be recapping the goals their were too many of them :)
Ty Stanton blocked a shot and was taken out of the game. Questionable for Tomorrow against the Oil Kings.
The game was pretty close for the first half of the game. The Tigers switched up their lines in the first period and the first shift after Lethbridge Scored.
Marek Langhamer stopped about 4 breakaways. Lethbridge took a bunch of undisciplined roughing/unsportsmanlike conduct penalties after the whistle and weren't helping themselves out.
The momentum turned for good with a minute left in the second period. Curtis Valk and Miles Koules scored 2 goals in the last minute of play to suddenly take a 5-3 lead into the third period and they didn't stop their.
The third period was a slaughterfest as Lethbridge could barely get out of their own zone. It seemed like the play was slowed down half speed as 90% of the loose pucks were cleanly won by the Tigers forwards.
The Tigers gave a lot of icetime to the young lines of Butcher, Labelle, and Owre and the 4th line got 2 goals.
I liked how Clouston switched up his lines early into the first period. It seemed to create a lot of confusion for the Lethbridge coach. I also liked how they choose to play Langhamer tonight.
It seemed like every other whistle Lethbridge coaches would delay sending players on the ice. Their were probably half a dozen times times where the linesman had to sort out the players back to the bench after a ridiculously late change. Even on icing calls Preston would quickly try and get a guy to change to get at least one set of fresh legs on the ice.
Langhamer was brilliant on the breakaways but he had a tough time fending off rebounds that bounced in front after hitting the boards.
The 4th line looked absolutely dynamite tonight. If they keep playing like that their are going to keep scoring goals at will.
Jake Doty scored another goal tonight, that's 7 goals in his last 11 games. He has scored more goals in his last 11 games, than his previous 163 games combined....
I have liked what I have seen from this team ever since they got clobbered by Saskatoon 7 games ago on January 1st. They changed up their forecheck and have been more aggressive and it has worked for them.
Next Up: Edmonton comes calling Sunday at the Arena. It will be the 3rd game in 3 nights for both teams, however Edmonton will also have a 5+ hour drive