41W, no. 9; newsletter by b.n.)
This is the Wednesday newsletter . . . Well sort of as things go however ... It is actually for Monday. ... And the only reason I mention that is because I am in the process of writing two newsletters. And since i have been accused of never actually writing about the actual game, there could be a legitimate concern that someone may be confused about what game I was writing about. Like I care about that ...
Well, it was a Playoff game ... And ... it ... was ... against ... Tony ... (and ... if ... you ... don't ... know ... what ... I ... am ... talking ... about ... then ... you ... don't ... know ... Tony ). Man, that is freakin' annoying. Did i mention that we were playing Tony's team? Yeah, I guess I did. Did i mention that the score was tied 0-0 after the 1st period? No, i guess i did not.
At some point in the final period (it might have been the opening face-off), Wildman took the face-off at center ice ... Intercepted a back pass ... Made a nice deke and then rocketed the puck top shelf. Not a bad shorthanded goal. Tony's team would tie it up. And then things got exciting. Harris made some great saves in a strong effort. As the period began to wind down ... Russ fired off a nice hard shot that left a nice juicy rebound that #67 would bury to give the Pirates the lead. Did I mention Tony? Usually I do ... But not usually with the word thug included (like: “Man that guy Tony is a great player, but he is such a thug!”) . It was like he was a member of the old “Broad Street Bullies” or something. Man ... I thought him and #67 were friends ... You would never know it by the way the “Not So Great 8” tried to run #67 into the boards ... Hmmm now that you mention it, Tony's season has ended just like Ovechkin's ... Out of the Playoffs! Final Score: Pirates 2, Tony's Team 1
FOR THE RECORD
Attendance (players): Cassens, Farrell, Genalo, LeMatty, Maccanico, Matthews, McLaughlin, Miller, Newcomb, Nicolosi. Net: Harris.
Scoring: 1st period: 0-0 tie. 3rd period: 2-1 Pirates: Goals by Cassens (none), SHG; Newcomb (Nicolosi).
date of game: 4.26.10
1) JOHN CASSENS
For the SHG to give us the 1-0 lead just :10 seconds into the final period.
2) BRIAN NEWCOMB
For the GWG.
3) MARTY MACCANICO
For the defense. (Once again Marty sacrifices playing up for the blueline and the results are positive.)