The Tigers lead the Series 2-0
Game1: 4-1 Tigers
Game2: 3-0 Tigers
They have the blades fuddled as I thought the Tigers played a strong game from start to finish. The Tigers fired 43 shots on net and had a bunch of scoring chances.
The Tigers play in their own end and neutral zone has been a huge difference slowing the Blades down and the forwards are being patient making the right plays to fight for every inch of extra ice.
Tonight the Tigers had a lot of chances but it was the lucky bounces that helped them score some goals. In the first Period I thought the Tigers outplayed the blades but didn't have much on the scoreboard to show for it.
In the second period the blades got into all kinds of penalty trouble taking 5 penalties.
In the second Period On a 5 on 3 Miles Koules shot was partially re-directed right to Trevor Cox and he opens the Scoring again with a shot from the Slot. 1-0 Tigers.
In the third period the Tigers Koules, McVeigh, and Pearce completed a very pretty 3 on 2.
Pearce hesitated and tried a pass to Koules but it got re-directed right to Logan McVeigh. McVeigh then made a nice pass over to Miles Koules who had a wide open net. 2-0 Tigers
The Tigers sealed the deal when Boston Leier, and Tyler Lewington 2 on 1'ed a puck past the blades defender battling for the same puck and it was Tyler Lewington who popped it into the open net.
Both teams now have a 3 day rest. If at all that should help the Blades look over video and try to make some tweaks. Both teams will be rested.
Prior to the Game Blades Jessy Asltes was given a TBD suspension for Hitting Matt Staples. They showed the Replay on Shaw and It looked like Astles came from the blindside. Staples probably has a concussion so Astles might be given more than one game.
I think a lot of people expected a 2-0 Series Lead however I think 99% of them thought it would be in favor of the blades.
I don't know what to say, the Arena should be off their rockers for games 3 and 4 on Tuesday. Bring your jerseys, your noise-makers, your boisterous uncle? I wanna see a sea of orange To support these boys for their Hard Work!
As of 2:00 PM Friday afternoon their were still tickets left.