4S, no. 5; newsletter by h.s.)
We were were hoping to avenge our only loss this season last night during our rematch against the Bad Boyz (they beat us 3-2 in Game #2). We got on the board first at the 10:00-minute mark when Russ took advantage of a defensive-zone turnover and beat goalie Dave Kurasz for the 1-0 lead.
We took that lead into the break (thanks to awesome "D" by Scott, Dave and Roger), but the Bad Boyz answered back in the 2nd during a scramble by our crease (that had one of their players sitting on my freakin' glove) to even things up 1-1. Great end-to-end action (opportunities by Scooby & Jimmy and persistent work by Farkas against the boards) highlighted the 2nd, but the only other score was a redirection by Wildman (off another Russ shot) to give us back the lead heading into the 2nd break.
With just about 8:00 minutes left, however, the Bad Boyz did some digging behind our net and found an open man in front for the one-timer to tie things up at 2-2. (This game was getting eerily like our first meeting when we also had the 2-1 lead going deep into the 3rd and gave up two quick goals!) This time, however, we stood tough and got out with a point in the standings against a team that had allowed only four goals in their first three games
1) RUSS NICOLOSI
For having something to do with all our scoring on the night.
2) JOHN CASSENS
For continuing to contribute offensively after his return.
3) ROGER WEISS
No points, but a great stay-at-home night for the defensiveman.