Saturday, December 3, 2011
Home Cooking Burnt on the Stove
The T-birds saw their streak of earning at least one point in five straight home games snapped Friday night with a, 4-2, loss to Tri-City. In my opinion the streak should have been kept alive with at least a point earned if it had not been for a controversial 5-on-3 power play chance awarded to the Ams in the 2nd period. Tri-City would use that 5-on-3 opportunity to tie the game at one.
Still the T-birds could have overcome that had they again not failed to get to second chance scoring opportunities, or had they been better with their own power play or if they hadn't taken a penalty just seconds after they tied the game at 2-2 in the 3rd period. Their inability to get more than 12 shots on goal over the final 40 minutes was big too, especially after they had 13 shots on goal in the first period.
Seattle played well, just not well enough. They didn't have the same finishing effort they had Tuesday in the come-from-behind win over Swift Current. Still, considering they are missing one entire line (Rouse, Troock, Jacobs) they were the equal of the Americans for most of the game. It's a positive sign.
Loved the gritty effort all game of Sean Aschim. He's a hustle player and was rewarded for that with a two point night (1g, 1a)