Saturday, February 23, 2013
Tigers Defeat Broncos 2-0
A very impressive shutout win for Marek Langhamer. You could tell right off the bat he was in the zone and played a terrific hockey game.
I thought the Tigers played very well in the first period despite being outshot 12-9. I thought the Broncos were the better team in the second and third period, but they had a tough time cracking Marek Langhamer. The Tigers defense did do a good job at knocking away the rebounds.
I thought the Tigers killed a lot of their scoring chances trying to be too fancy. They were called at least half a dozen times on the offside as well as multiple turnovers in the high slot area.
They probably could have doubled their shot totals with how many shots they missed being too fancy.
I thought Zach Hodder had a really good game. I thought Jake Doty's fight in the second period was in very good timing, as the broncos were pressing at the time.
The win puts the Tigers up by 4 points over swift, and 8 points over 9th place Lethbridge. The magic number sits at 14 points to clinch a playoff spot with 9 games remaining in the season.
Next Up: Sunday Night at the Arena against Red Deer at 6PM.
The Tigers face IMO the leagues best goaltender in Patrik Bartosak, they will be in tough to score some goals. Also with 2 points last night, former Tiger Rhyse Dieno now leads the rebels in scoring despite only playing in 39 games.