7S, no. 5; newsletter by h.s.)
Because I'm sure everyone is still reeling from the breadth of Bri's latest newsletter, I'll make this one brief. The Flyers scored first on a great one-timer, Russ answered back by scoring shorthanded to tie things up 1-1. He followed-up (assist to Tim) with a second goal soon after for the 2-1 lead at the break.
The Flyers evened it up at 2-2 on a slapper from the blueline that deflected off Tim (no, that doesn't count as a goal in the stats, Tim). Wildman -- right after a powerplay expired -- banged in a shot to get us back the lead, 3-2 (assist to Scott L.).
We carried that 3-2 lead deep into the 3rd, but a Flyers forward beat a couple of our guys low and made a great one-timer, slam dunk with 6:00 minutes remaining to tie it up at 3-3. All hell broke loose with about 4:00 minutes left, and penalties were being handed out all over the place (including a Flyers' 10:00 minute misconduct for punching Russ in the helmet). Some close calls right at the end, but no one scored. All together the Flyers had 20:00 minutes of penalties to our 8:00 (4:00 of those to Tim!). Special kudos to Roger (he forgot what time the game was so he called Scott -- who was sleeping -- to find out. They both made it in time), and Scooby (who took about three pucks to the head when he kept blocking shots on "D."
1) JOHN CASSENS
At the halfway point in the season, Babbitt is still in the lead for the scoring title (impressive since he's still battling the flu).
Still in search of his 1st win this season, but this was a step in the right direction (I know, because Russ only yelled at me once last night).
3) TIM HAND
Only a 1-point night for Ralz, but considering he sat in the penalty box for about half his shifts it wasn't too shabby.