December 06, 2009

Game Set Up - Mississauga

The Mississauga St. Michael's Majors make their last visit of the regular season to the Urbandale Centre this afternoon. Their previous visit on October 23rd resulted in a 7-4 loss by the 67s where Devante Smith-Pelly was a one-man wrecking crew scoring 4 goals.

Much has changed for the 67s since then. They are playing much better team hockey and are now second in the Conference as opposed to last place when these two teams last met met. While both teams are close in GF, it's clear that the key to Missy's success is their ability to keep pucks out of their own net.

Their goalies rank 1st and 5th in the league for GAA (Chris Carrozzi 2.28 and JP Anderson 2.55). But their rankings change quite a bit when looking at their save percentages (7th with .915 and 25th with .898 respectively) which I interpret to mean that getting the pucks to the net is hard but profitable.

One of Ottawa's keys to victory will be not turning the puck over so much. While they have been playing much better on this latest run, they still have too many turn-overs and the Majors will be only too happy to pounce on them.

I will not be at today's due to another obligation. I'm counting on you to cheer the 67s on to an important victory.

Ottawa 67'sHead to HeadMississauga St. Michael's Majors
14-11-3-2 33 pointsRecord20-6-2-0 42 points
2nd EasternConference - Rank3rd Eastern
107 GF102
99 GA69
(29/135) 21.5 (9th)
PP% (rank)(34/147) 23.1 (7th)
(29/135) 78.5 (14th)
PK% (rank)(21/128) 83.6 (4th)

Top Guns
Ottawa 67'sMississauga St. Michael's Majors
Lindsay (12-22-34)Smith-Pelly (17-16-33)
Martindale (11-22-33)Cizikas (11-15-26)
Toffoli (17-15-32)Gaunce (4-18-22)
Nesbitt (16-14-30)Mayer (12-9-21)
Nigro (7-17-24)Wallen (9-12-21)


Frank said...

But who will be there to take all those fantastic pictures?????

Valerie said...

Thanks for the vote of confidence. I managed to get to the rink for the final period. Not pretty.