(vol. 33S, no. 3; newsletter by h.s.)

A) “My wife repainted the car with spraypaint”
B) “Keep your hands off my noodle Gucci”
C) “Great win Pirates!”

If you answered 'C,' then you are correct. We'll get back to the quotes shortly.

The Men In White lined-up against the defending-Champion St. Pats. Ever since we beat them on St. Paddy's Day to win the Title a few seasons back, we've had a tough time earning a W against them. For this outing we were without Captain Russ (in Las Vegas on “business”), but we had Kevin subbing. The forward lines were Tony-Tim-Kevin with Dan-Glenn-Charlie, while on defense were Grinberg-Gucci and LeMatty-Lyden (Scott and Kevin would later switch).

It didn't take long for the scoring to start, as the Pats picked-up a breakaway on the opening face-off. The shot was blocked but the rebound was easily placed into the net by the trailing Pat. That goal at 21:10 might've been the quickest one ever if we hadn't given one up :30 seconds sooner the previous week. Fortunately, Joe Lyden did an encore presentation of his game-winning goal last week and skated coast-to-coast and knotted things up at 1-1 on his first shift out. The St. Pats would regain the lead a few minutes later on another breakaway to regain the lead, but Kevin got a quick shot off on the following face-off to tie things back up at 2-2. Craig Grinberg would tally his first goal of the season on the next play ... unfortunately, it was a redirection of a St. Pats slapshot that flipped over my shoulder. The Pats would add one more tally to take a 4-2 lead into the break.

The final period saw two goals by LeMatty (assists to Tony on both), but the Pats continued to pour on the offense and their lead was never truly threatened. The Pirates face the Jags next week in the “Battle for .500” as both teams enter the matchup with a 1-2 record.

Now back to the quotes:
'A': From a Dan DiPierro story at the post-game, when he recounted how his wife attempted to cover up her fender bender.
'B': The dumpster at Goodsports was filled with swimming pool noodles that they had thrown away. After Craig added one to the Hummer's fender, Gucci began playing with it.
'C': Wishful thinking.
date of game: 4.13.08

LOST 7-4


For the two goals.