LeagueStat was down tonight, so the stats were messy from the start and remain incomplete, at least at this writing, online. So the ace staff of off-ice officials, at game’s end, had to go old school and draw up the old four-sheet Official Report of Match to be faxed off to the league office. I’m in possession of a copy, and I might frame the sucker. Neat, compact and convenient as the online version is, there’s something about the hard copy…
Nice play by 3M — can you believe Marjamaki-Koalska-Masse has been together 17 games in a row? — to score the eventual backbreaker. Neat play by Nilsson to set up Bergenheim in the first; Gervais got one through traffic again for a power-play goal. More in the morning about Friday’s Gervais shot through traffic; let’s just say Hamilton’s streak may equal Hamilton’s streak minus one.
Good game for Cody Rudkowsky. I’m pretty sure the first one hit a stick and slowed up/changed direction. The second one was a mad scramble.
D: Slaney (C)-Skolney
In the third, Cavosie and Campbell swapped places. I called it a promotion in print, and Bridgeport’s near-strict matchup of Jarrett and Gervais against Ellison says the Tigers would agree.
Chris Thompson skated this morning. He’s hoping the All-Star break gives the ribs a chance to get back to 100 percent.
Boston shoulda played Guite. Nice game for Trent Hunter and Mike York, eh? (Wait… did I see that… Is that right… 95 shots?!?!?!?!)
Speaking of Hunter, something in the Dallas-Detroit game this afternoon reminded me of a weird event I missed in my Providence Civic Center (erm, Dunkin’ Donuts Center) litany. It’s updated. By the way, while a renovated PCC-erm-DDC will be nice, I’ve found a reason to love that trip: a 24-hour Tim Hortons right on the CT-RI line. One large double double later…
In the absence of the online stats (Goals-assists-plus/minus-shots):
(Pratt and Rourke plus-2… They happened to be on for the PPG against, but still, plus-2.)
Now that that’s all typed up, I expect the stats to appear for real in about… five seconds.