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Saturday, March 19, 2011

View from the Press Box - Aeros wallop Rampage 5-1

First off, hats off to the fans tonight! More than 11,000 in the building to see one of the best (one-sided) games of the year. San Antonio just had no life in this game, and the Aeros made sure they never got anything going.

  • O'Sullivan goal = Sick.
  • Earl goal = a beaut.
  • McMillan's first goal = wow.

Nothing but good things to say on a night where the Aeros probably lost Nate Prosser for the rest of the regular season to the Minnesota Infirmary. The Rampage will come out hard Sunday, so the Aeros really need to be ready for a first period blitz at the AT&T Center.

Mike Yeo said he is not sure as to who he will start in goal Sunday, but it sounded like he was leaning toward coming back with Hackett. The rookie just did not get a lot of work tonight, and he was won three straight ... so I say roll with it. We'll see tomorrow.

The Aeros are now a season-high 15 games over .500 and are 10 over .500 at home. They finished this season-high five-game homestand with a record of 3-1-0-1 and are now five points clear of third-place OKC and Peoria.

I am sure John and Heather will have more later, but here is a look at the updated playoff picture. The Aeros are getting closer to the six-to-eight point cushion they really need going into that week where they don't play any games. This team is good enough to get the No. 1 or No. 2 seed, as it would be quite nice to have home ice in the first round.

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1 comment:

ICEVET said...

A convincing WIN in front of one of the largest Toyota crowds of the season is a real confidence-builder for the Team.

Fortunately for the Aeros, larger crowds at other Western Division venues saw their teams lose: Milwaukee managed to lose a home game (to the Monsters) in front of almost 13,000 fans, while Chicago managed to lose their home game (to the Barons) in front of almost 15,000 fans.

Go Aeros!!