Friday, December 5, 2008

Recaps: Coyotes vs Maple Leafs; San Antonio Rampage vs Syracruse Crunch

The Big Boys in Phoenix had a fantastic victory over the Maple Leafs last night. Kudos to Marty Hanzal on getting his first career hat trick! The smile on his face lit up the entire arena. His parents were even in town for the occassion. Not only did he get his first career hat trick, Marty also broke a franchise record: fastest hat trick in franchise history. Hanzal beat Teemu Selanne's record by 13 seconds! GO MARTY!!! Tellqvist started out in net, this was Telly's 100th career game. Bryzgalov took over at the beginning of the 3rd. I think this was genius on The Gretz's part. Baby steps. Bryzzy stopped all 9 of the shots he faced and really looked fantastic. This possibly gave Bryz that little boost of confidence he needed to get headed in the right direction. Confidence, Bryz....Reinprecht also scored twice last night & The Fridge sealed the deal in the 3rd. What a great game...


6-3 Coyotes, not too shabby at all!




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Keeping Tabs on the Baby 'Yotes



The Rampage finally brought their excessively pathetic 17 game winless streak to a close last night with a 3-0 shutout win over the Syracruse Crunch. Goalie Josh Tordjman stopped all 27 shots he faced, recording his first shutout of the season and 3rd career shutout. Syracruse goalie D. LaCosta stopped 33 of the 36 shots he faced.

The Rampage have been shuffling things around lately and this seems to have brought about the change they needed. They are currently dead last in their conference but if they continue to battle like they did last night, things should change. Chad Kolarik scored first for San Antonio, assisted by Wyatt Smith & Jeff Hoggan. Hoggan scored next, assisted by Kolarik & Smith (its nice how they obviously had that team work going on last night). The 3rd goal came at the end of the 2nd from newly acquired Lindstrom with assists from Nesbitt and newly reactivated Joel Perrault, whom has been out up until this point in the season due to a concussion sustained during an unofficial training camp over the summer.

It should also be noted that 7 of the 13 penalty calls last night were on Rampage players. One of which was a game misconduct call on Adam Keefe in the 2nd. Next up, the Rampage host the Manitoba Moose. Manitoba is currently the #1 team in the West, which should be a good test for the boys. Let's see if they can gain some momentum...

2 comments:

hipcheck said...

M will be happy to hear about Keefer! haha A few more of those and he may catch up with Francis.

Carcillo13 said...

Fraaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaancisssssssssssss....

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