Like sex, sometimes the messier it gets the funner it is...and this was a messy, messy game. Linden Bahm had a Gordie Howe Hat Trick with a messy/loverly wrap around sharp-angle goal, Logan MacMillan had two break-away goals, Knotek and Cheremetiev started getting their offence on, MacAskill gets a golden macaroni star for four (mutherfuckin' four) assists, Pender also got a goal and put a beat down on a Drakkar player with sassy consequences, and Gabriel O'Connor was this close (||) to getting his fight-on when stupid refs pried him away from all of the fun.
Drakkar goaltender Marco Cousineau was pulled in the second after allowing 5 goals on only 15 shots and was replaced by former Cape Breton Screaming Eagles 'tender Marek Benda. Benda allowed MacMillan's breakaway goal with the first shot on the Drakkar net, but was pretty solid after that, stopping the next 11 shots.
While the game was awesome and had a lot of energy, it was not ideal. There were so many turnovers and the Drakkar had a number of breakaway chances, coming one on one with Mark Yetman, and getting 3 goals in the process, including one shorthanded goal. On the third goal Bona just let a Drakkar player pick the puck right off of his stick in the slot and put it on Yetman point blank. The puck slipped in five hole. These moments seem to happen in sloooowww motion.
Even still, Yetman had a number of big saves, some of which were absolutely beautiful - yep catching the puck after a mis-play while lying on your back with one leg in the air is a beautiful thing. A very beautiful thing.
So to recap:
Ben MacAskill: 4 assists
Logan Macmillan: 2 goals, 1 assist
Tomas Knotek: 1 goal, 2 assists
Linden Bahm: 1 goal, 1 assist, 1 bow chick-a wow wow
Yuri Cheremetiev: 1 goal, 1 assist
Justin Pender: 1 goal, 1 scrap attack
Charles Bety: also scrap-tastic
Richard Greer: who? (I know he finally played some games on the road last weekend...but will I ever get to see him?)
Mark Yetman: a 0.84 save % on 25 shots, including a bazillion brake away shots on net and one panty-creaming glove save.
The three stars* were:
You can check out Matthew Wuest for a story on Jessyko Bernard, a game recap and the team lineup for tonight's game. Rik has his game photos up already, but no good fight video.
I was a naughty girl today. Don't send me to hockey with my girlfriends. Giggling will transpire. I think I permanently traumatized the man who sat beside me. Oh, and speaking about sending me to hockey with my girlfriends...TOMORROW FULLERTON...YOU ARE MINE. I was skating at the Dal arena today and I thought about pinning a note near the goaltender's seat on the bench, a note that said on the outside "For Fullerton", and on the inside "rawr"...that is all. It seemed a touch creepy, so I refrained. I am, however, so going to be there with my girls. We shall be silly and I shall be drunk and lusty. It can't get much easier than that.