February 14, 2009

The Score Doesn't Tell the Story; Barrie 8 Ottawa 5

Ottawa playing its second game of the weekend, traveling to Barrie after their 3-1 win at home against Peterborough. Ottawa got some good news in that Cowick's tests for possible mono came back negative. That would have been a big loss to an already depleted team for a long road trip.

Barrie lost in 4 - 2 in Mississauga last night, having given up 3 power play goals. Barrie has the 7th best PK in the league.

Forward Combos:
Cowick, Couture, Nigro,
Lindsay, Kiriakou, Nesbitt
Sonnenburg, Blunden, Carnevale
Hanes, Schinkelshoek

Demers, Gibbons,
Birkhoff, Paryzek
Hartwick, Zanetti

Goal: Perugini

Scratches: Toffoli, Smith (must be a just-in-case call-up), Anderson, Cuma (not shown as a scratch on the broadcast), Martindale

Looks like neither of my Ottawa teams want to give me a valentine tonight. Minnesota (or perhaps more accurately Owen Nolan), scored 3 goals early on the Sens (who have since tied it up). Like Perugini, Elliott was pulled.

Barrie came out strong and kept it up even when Ottawa tried to make a game of it. Here's the game sheet - you can see the carnage yourself.

Not a good game for the entire team. Sure Kiriakou got a couple of goals but no one looks good when there are 8 goals scored against you.

Everyone needs to sharpen up if there are any aspirations for a deep playoff run.

Random Thoughts:
  • Perugini always makes me nervous when he plays the puck behind the net with opposing players in the zone. I worry about him not getting into position fast enough if the puck goes astray.
  • The Rogers' feed was pretty choppy on the action pack channel.
  • Hutchinson could play soccer with that dive after a slight touch from Nigro.
  • A pretty bad outing by the 67s. And Mississauga gets closer. 4th place is a possibility if they don't get back to their old form soon. The missing players are certainly missed.

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