The boys came to play as the Panthers downed the second place Team Carter 7-3. The first period had a lot of speed, but not many chances either way. Drew opened the scoring off a nice feed from Brad, but soon after, Carter would tie it 1-1. Phil would bury a chance off a nice play by Stevie, and Fast Drew would finish on a broken play by Drew. Carter would score one more before the end of the first to make it 3-2.
The second was a much tighter played period, with both teams battoning down the hatches. With the exception of a pair of missed breakaways by each team, there wasn’t much sustained zone time either way. The neutral zone was a god damned traffic jam. Carter would tie it 3-3, before Jay pickpocketed a d-man and slid it out front for Matty to bury. The second ended with the Panthers up 4-3.
The third began to get a bit more physical, with the Panthers beginning to turn the tides. An early goal from Stevie put the boys up 5-3, after Fast Drew was run over by a lineman who split the B gap to get a shot on the quarterback untouched by the o-line. Wait, what? Matty would seal the fate of the lost sons of President Jimmy Carter on a nice pass from Peetie, with another assist going to Drew. Matty would add an empty netter, after he battled through a slash that would have left a lesser man a broken stick and a broken heart. The only hearts broken on this evening were those of Carters everywhere (Nick Carter, Carter Camper, Carter Rowney, Anson Carter, Jimmy Carter, etc…)
- POTG went to Matty with a hat trick on the night, the first of the Panthers season. The POTG snack this week was Haribo Sour Gummy Bears. Delicious
- Panthers have played well defensively, still only letting up 3 goals per game. More impressive, is the offensive outburst this season, averaging 6 goals per game
- Peetie didn’t even fall down this week. Huge progress
- Duran missed the game due to illness (diarrhea). Could still be remnant of the Dominos pizza from a few weeks ago
Panthers look to trim Mahoney’s Hedges next week. 7:40PM at the BIP.