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5302Re: [bash-som] Wycliffe @ Baldwin

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  • Chris Shaffer
    Oct 30, 2008
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      Wow,what a battle..A breakaway for Z.Chara and Wycliffe still loses?

      --- On Sun, 10/26/08, Greg Weston <greg.weston@...> wrote:
      From: Greg Weston <greg.weston@...>
      Subject: [bash-som] Wycliffe @ Baldwin
      To: bash-som@yahoogroups.com
      Date: Sunday, October 26, 2008, 9:51 PM

      The Baldwin Blazers took advantage of a few new BASH rules to gain a thrilling come-from-behind 3-2 OT victory over the Wycliffe Bonecrushers Sunday night.
      Facing Wycliffe's potent offense, coach Al Arbor decided to mix his lines to shore up the defense against the first line, and to play a more conservative game against Nash, Iginla, Gaborik, et. al.
      That plan blew up in Baldwin's face on the very first card of the game, when the Bonecrushers beat the trap and sent Zdeno Chara alone on a breakaway. He made no mistake, beating Pascal Leclaire 5-hole and putting Wycliffe up just 36 seconds into the game. It looked like the Bonecrushers would make it a rout, but Leclaire came up big on Iginla twice on the first shift, and Olli Jokinen pulled the Blazers even at 6:31.
      That was all the scoring for the first 2 periods, as the goalies traded saves - Leclaire having more tough saves, but Bryzgalov the most spectacular (a G1-17 from Souray on the PP).
      The Bonecrushers pulled ahead 3 minutes into the third period, with Arnott scoring from Nash and Streit. This shook up the game, as the Blazers were forced to open things up to get the equalizer. Still, despite a wide edge in third period shots, they couldn't pull even. As time wound down, the Blazers pulled Leclaire and Lecavalier came on as the extra skater. Still, the Bonecrushers forced Baldwin to the outside. Finally, Jokinen shot from high up the far boards. The traffic in front screened Bryzgalov, and it was 2-2 with 57 seconds to go in regulation time. Off the faceoff, Chara turned the puck over and Pronger came in alone. The Baldwin Park Arena crowd rose as one, but Bryzgalov gloved the wrister an held on for the faceoff. Wycliffe won the defensive zone draw, and we headed to overtime.
      Leclaire stoned Iginla on the first good chance of OT, but Streit took a penalty soon afterwards. The Bonecrushers held until the final seconds of the power play, when Souray let fly with another ripper. Bryzgalov made the save as the penalty expired, but couldn't control the rebound, and before the Bonecrushers could get their extra guy back into the play, Dany Heatley poked in the loose puck and the Blazers had a 3-2 win.
      3 Stars
      1. Jokinen: 2G, +2
      2. Souray: A, +2
      3. Heatley: GWG, A, +3

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