(vol. 39W, no. 7; newsletter b.n.)
As Scott Baldwin said, “When you are done kissing your sister, get the hell out of here.”

But I digress ... or maybe I progress.

The Pirates were up against the Phantoms and, for whatever reason, may still have been in some type of funk after the Sunday fiasco. For those of you that don't read the Sunday newsletter and don't have the ambition or desire to click the link to see what the Sunday fiasco was (I was thinking of using another F-word, but I am certain that the S.O.C. would have edited it out anyway. So I said to myself, “What the f---” and left it as fiasco), the SNF can best be summarized by saying for some odd reason, we had 11 skaters (and for those of you that read this newsletter, you know that Harris is not considered a skater in that count). So there we were in the locker room ... you would think that guys would be happy to see Marty, but no, he wasn't greeted with, “Hey Marty, how you been?” or “Hey Marty, it's good to see you again!” or “Hey Marty, I haven't scored in a couple seasons, do you think you could give me a few pointers?” (Whoops, that wasn't one of the questions from the pre-game, that was Dave after the game.) So, instead of those typical salutations, what do you think Marty heard? Well, it went something like this: “Hey Marty, who are you filling in for tonight?” And after he responded that he was filling in for Farrell, the next question was not, “Hey that's great!” but instead, “Does Harris know that?” And I guess you could cut Marty a break for not realizing what the issue was all about — after all, he was not at Sunday's game .... but he should have read the freakin' newsletter!

So, with a steady stream of stragglers coming in the Pirates began the game with only seven skaters. The Pirates jumped-out to an early lead when LeMatty scored on a pass from Dave, but the Phantoms climbed back on a fluke goal and then a powerplay goal to take a 2-1 lead. The Phantoms would add another goal in the final period on another busted play and take a commanding 3-1 lead. But the Pirates battled back on goals by Miller and LeMatty (both assisted by Gucci) to knot things up in the last 6:00-minutes.

And after the overtime, that is the way it remained. In Scott Baldwin terms, the Pirates might have been kissing their sister, but after the comeback from two goals down, at least she was the good-looking sister in the family ... not the one that looks like Wildman.

Attendance (players): Cassens, Genalo, Gesior, Gucci, LeMatty, Matthews, Miller, Newcomb, Nicolosi, Maccanico (sub). Net: Harris.
Scratches: Farrell.
Scoring: 1st period: 2-1 Phantoms: Goal by LeMatty (Matthews). 3rd period: 3-3 tie: Goals by Miller (Gucci); LeMatty (Gucci). Overtime: none.
date of game: 10.14.09

TIE 3-3


For two of our three tallies, including the tying goal with minutes left to play.

For the helpers.

For the assist and for the all the Buffalo Trace bourbon he will be getting for Harris.