Wednesday, February 20, 2013
Raiders Defeat Tigers 5-2
I thought the Tigers only played 20 minutes of hockey. They have been coming out of the gate very quickly. I think that is 3 games in a row where they have scored a goal within the first 5 minutes.
They played a terrific first period but then coasted the rest of the way through. They let the opposition score another 4 goals in the third period.( 2 empty net goals)
It's disappointing because that's 4 points thrown away in a close race, and It's not the time of year to start having effort problems in the third period. Their only 4 points away from missing the playoffs and if they lose tomorrow it's very likely that turns into 2....well 3 but Kootenay would have 2 games in hand.
Jayden Hart still likes playing at the Arena he scored the Raiders first goal and assisted on the game winning goal. Also named the First Star.
Boston Leier was probably a little disappointed. He failed to score on 2 breakaway attempts.
Hunter Shinkaruk is playing better but their was one play that really irked me. He made a half assed attempt at stopping a pass that went for icing, and on the ensuing faceoff in the Tigers zone PA put on some pressure and scored the game winning goal. Their were a ton of scouts in the stands tonight and you can bet they marked that down on their rap sheets.
Next UP: A Home and Home series, Friday Night in Swift, and Saturday Night back at the Arena.