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Saturday, January 16, 2010

View from the Press Box - Aeros 5, Marlies 2

I hate to be Debbie Downer, but the Aeros 5-2 win over the Marlies Saturday was a lot closer than it should have been.

I will attribute that mostly to playing a team that got really frustrated and started playing cheap in the second half of the game.

The only other negative thing I will bring up other than that disappointing and very long 5-on-3 power play in the second period was the fact that team captain Jon DiSalvatore left the game with a leg injury and did not return. He could not even skate off the bench after the horn sounded to congratulate Dubielewicz and the rest of the team.

Now for the positive stuff:

Daoust scored the first goal by doing what he does best. Going to the net and cleaning up the garbage.

Kassian's second goal of the year was a beauty. KC said he has had the best month of his professional career, and he was not being a smart ass. Kass, going in 2-on-1 in the third minute of the second period, tried to slow down to make it look like he was going to fake a pass.

"But I was going (shot) all the way," said Kassian.

Hey, I was fooled and so was Joey MacDonald, who got yanked after Nathan Smith scored his first goal of the night three minutes later.

Smith tied his career high with three points and J.P. Testwuide did record his career-high with three points.

Max Noreau had an incredible game (two helpers), and he might win the hardest shot contest Sunday in Portland. I bet he is the only guy in the league that has put a puck THROUGH the next twice without breaking the twine.

And Dubielewicz. The trucker just keeps on winning.
He used every trick in the book to keep the puck out of the net in the first period and allowed the Aeros to get the big lead and hold on.

With Anton struggling so bad right now, I wonder where the Aeros would be if he was off his game right now.

That is all for tonight, Heather and John will have more later.

I really hope she is cooking up a good stick figure for tonight.


Forecheck said...

You can add in the boarding call on Rau was total B.S. - Rau didn't even touch the Marlie. If the league suspends Chad, that's double BS.

I think Croft might have realized this later, because it looked like there were some make-up calls on the Marlies later.

The other beaut of the game, other than Kass' goal, was Irmen's pass to Testwud....Testweed... ah, JP for the fifth goal.

I still don't know what Anton is doing here - he should be down in the ECHL trying to put his game together. Brust is playing far better.

Here's to five days off to get Jon better. Looked like his leg got kinda torqued just before he left the ice.

Word Verification : "Tystsw" - another way I was tempted to try to spell #11's name.

backcheck said...

Nice win, albiet against a bad team, but any wins a good win right now.

Anton has found his game, it's just inconsistent. He'll have a good month, followed by a bad one and its been like that his pro career.