Love definitely wasn’t in the air last week as there were more whistles than Shania Twain walking by a construction site for crying out loud. Hopefully amazon delivers the new whistles before this weekend’s games… Anyways, playoffs are in sight as all teams continue to jostle for a better position in the standings. Home ice advantage is key as well as having the last change and the 8 fans screaming at the top of their lungs. Besides that, let’s recap some games..
REDWINGS 4 FLYERS 3: John “I don’t want to stay so if you are coming with me, get in the” Carvahlo had a can of Jolt Cola before he hopped on the ice, scored 2 goals, added a hamburger helper, then went home to celebrate. The Redwings are on a tight budget this season so he wasn’t offered the game puck. Anyways, make the final 4-3 redwings over the Flyers. Angelo “don’t call me Tony” Fidanza also scored for the Wings. I wasn’t at the rink this night but I’m sure the game was a lot like camping (pretty intense)…
BRUINS 6 OILERS 1: Bruins newcomer Jason Pryde now has 7 points in his first 3 games which if my quick math serves m correctly would average out to 191.39 points for a full 82 game season but who’s keeping track! His teammates are very Pryde of him, he scored a pair and added 2 assists as the Bruins trounced the Oilers 6-1. Dino LaPorta continued his record breaking season with his 12th and 13th goals of the season while Cory “3rd door down at the end of the” Hall chipped in with 2 assists for the winners. The one bright spot for the Oilers was….. ok let’s move on, there wasn’t one.
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KINGS 5 FLYERS 4: Kings captain Steve Smith came to the rink guaranteeing a victory to his fan base. He answered the bell and held the hot pizza while he waited for the change. 2 more goals for the wiley veteran as the Kings ended a drought with a 5-4 win over the Flyers. Joe LoCiccero switched pasta noodles for his usual pre-game. He went with fisuli instead of penne and it paid off. Sauce was the same, ask the guys that sat beside him in the locker room before the game. Let’s not forget about Paul Opie who also tallied 2 goals. This guy can handle the puck, folks. If there is a player in this league that will score on the Michigan play, Opie is my bet. Hey did you see Mike Vanderzee’s goal? Watch TSN at the end of the week, I’m sure it will be one of the best plays. At the other end of the rink, Flyers “weekend at” Bernie Boulliane scored 2 goals in a losing cause. Bon match!
BRUINS 4 SHARKS 2: The Bruins keep talking a good game. They could talk the gristle off a meat truck. This time, a 4-2 win over the Sharks who admitted after the game this one bites. A close game throughout but eventually the B’s put this one away. Surprise, surprise Dave Armstrong scored again, his 24th of the campaign. I don’t think cellophane can stop this guy. Sharks Mauris “triple” Cecca did all he could, recording 2 assists for the Sharks.
STARS 7 BLACKHAWKS 6: 3 different Stars lit up the scoreboard with a pair each in this 1982 version of oilers vs flames. 13 goals were scored, all were of highlight-reel quality. Stars Peter Subar led the way with 5 points while Troy “from the magical land of” Izlakar added 4 points. Mike “12-string acoustic” Guitard plucked away for 2 snipes while on the other side, Nick Miscione and Tony Vastano scored a pair each for the Hawks. Rumour has it Tony’s next contract will be paid out in bitcoin. Stay tuned.
With the post-covid scheduling, we will see a few teams play games scattered all over the place. Masters Redwings and Flames will play this Friday at 10pm if they aren’t snoring with a newspaper on the recliner by then. Intermediate returns to action this weekend also. Yours truly will be busy shoveling sand all next week so there will be a bit of a delay in the next blog but stats will be updated when I get back.
Let’s also thank the SCOHA refs when you get a chance. Believe it or not they are still having fun getting back on the ice just as much as we are. Thanks guys, keep up the good work!
Have a great rest of the week fellas and hey… keep your stick on the ice.