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Sunday, March 10, 2013

Aeros get a point in shootout loss to Checkers

The Minnesota Wild does not own the Aeros, the Charlottle Checkers do. And they are co-owners with the Lake Erie Monsters this year. When these teams get together, Charlotte and Lake Erie get wins. The Aeros get maybe a point here or there, but they lose just about every time.

Charlotte Checkers Photo
Hey, at least against Charlotte they won ONE overtime game and actually got the lead, something they had been unable to do against Lake Erie.

But I digress ... Considering their goaltending situation - and it remains unclear if Hackett will get his first start of the season today against Vancouver - I thought it was a big road point.

Matt Kassian scored his first goal of the season in the second period, but the Checkers tied it up later in the period, and that is how the game would finish until the penalty-shot tiebreaker.

Charlotte won the shootout 2-0, and finished with a 2-1 win in front of more than 12,000 fans. Just an incredible showing in North Carolina.

The playoff picture is just an incredible mess right now, which is a great thing if you like dram and entire seasons coming down to the very last weekend. This is going to be a fun ride, and it all starts again today when the Aeros finish their two-game set at Charlotte.

Have a great Sunday, everyone.

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