Jeremy Smith may have been the better goalie in this series, but Matt Hackett made two unbelievable saves with time winding down to set up Casey Wellman's game-winner.
There is a picture of that sucker on the left side of this post taken by none other than Chris Bone Daddy Jerina.
I know John is working hard up in Beer City right now, so I wanted to provide my thoughts after listening to Joe O'Donnell's great call on AM 1070 tonight. Of the two play-by-play guys, the Aeros definitely have the edge there. Sims is OK, but screams way, way too much for my taste.
Joe has a certain edge to him and has improved so much during his stint in Houston that it is more than a pleasure to listen to him when the Aeros are on the road.
Back to the game.
Hackett, while being criticized for his low save percentage numbers and soft goals, came through when it mattered most. The Aeros just bombed away on Jeremy Smith again, and it worked to the tune of three third period goals, including the second goal, which was just a gift from Smith to all Aeros fans in Houston.
Now it's Aeros vs. Hamilton for the right to skate for the Calder Cup. First two in Houston this Friday and Sunday; then on to Hamilton for Games 3-5 next Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday. Then back to Houston for games 6 and 7 on Sunday and Tuesday.
Who is your MVP for the series? Carson McMillan, Robbie Earl, Matt Hackett? I just don't know who gets the edge in my book ... this was a total team effort.
OK, Aeros roundtable, the floor is yours.