7S, no. 1; newsletter by h.s.)
This game seemed like a blur, but here's the recap as much as I can remember (email me if I missed any scoring/assists). Team Micro came out gunning and after some close calls, finally got the 1-0 lead. Then, at about the 6:30 mark off the 1st, Scott Lematty passed across center and Ralz put in the tying goal, 1-1. Before we had time to even finish our celebration, Micro won the faceoff and took the puck in for the 2-1 lead. But that was only the beginning: on the next two faceoffs, Micro did the exact same move -- winning the draw, skating through the defense and beating me before I knew what hit me. By the time the 1st period ended, we were down by three, 4-1.
We started the 2nd period on the penalty kill (after Dave Matthews was caught with his elbows up). Micro scored the PPG for the 5-1 lead, but that ended the period's scoring as we fought them off at center ice and kept the pressure turned up.
The 3rd period was yet more Micro: they extended their lead to six goals at one point, 7-1. But then we came alive with just about 2:00 minutes remaining. Wildman would score off a loose puck in the crease (lifting a rebound over the goalie) and then Scott would finish up a combo of precision passing that began way back in our zone (from my original pass out to Roger to Wildman and then to Scott). Looking back, If you take away that horrendous 120 seconds at the end of the 1st, we could've made a game of it.
1) SCOTT LeMATTY
For a 2-point evening and he played 110% from first whistle to closing buzzer.
2) TIM HAND
For a brief moment, Tim had made this game even. He had a bunch of quality chances throughout.
3) DAN POMPHREY
Although the score didn't reflect it, Dan (in his first game back) was terrific on the blueline all night.