Wednesday November 28
(4)Fat Cats vs Horsemen (10)
Horsemen Maul Fat Cats in must win game
The urgency of what was a must win game kicked in for the Horsemen on Wednesday night. Not only they got the three points to almost secure a playoff sport, but won by a reasonable margin to nearly guarantee one. The six goal difference gives them an enormous chance to extend the season where they'll hope to duplicate what they did versus the Fat Cats. G.Sangiovanni had a nightmare start allowing five goals in the first period alone. Maybe the Fat Cats didn't approach this contest with much care but surely they couldn't be happy on how brutal it ended. J.Rabchuk piled on four goals, T.Zermalias buried a pair for the win while J.Mancini did more than his share posting three goals in the loss.
(5)Left Wings vs Kentucky Blue(2)
S.Longo's third period madness puts Left Wings in driver's seat
For a regular season game, this contest was treated as a do or die match up for the two sides. The formula was quite simple, win and your likely in, or lose and chances are you're out. The Left Wings had the better start mounting a 2-0 lead after one period with goals-from G.Gaitanis and J.Tzanetakos. With the onus on the Kentucky Blue to try and fight back, they just couldn't score in time. The match was already 4-0 and put out of reach when M.DeTorre finally got his club on board. Prior to the goal, S.Longo was absolutely electric in the final frame posting three goals for a quick hat trick. This result secures a playoff spot for the Left Wings. As for the Kentucky Blue, unless they win by a seven goal margin in tomorrow's match with the Underdogs, then their season will come to a halt.
(4)Knights vs Carnage (5) O.T
Knights fail to protect massive lead, collapse in overtime
The Knights regular season ended with a thud on Wednesday night. From-everything being roses, turned into an instant downfall when it was said and done. The worse part about it was that Carnage used three third period goals all coming in the last two minutes of play. In any event, that kind of downfall is unacceptable no matter what the circumstances. The only positive the Knights can-take from this is to assume it's never over until it's over, a valuable lesson that will stick with them with the playoffs looming only a week away. And while the Knights look at this as a collapse, Carnage may have a different perspective on it. By never giving up, they got rewarded on late heroics-from four different goal scores. P.Stroubakis was behind setting up M.Pace's late equaliser and J.Di Marco's overtime winner.
(4)Decepticons vs Underdogs (7)
Big third period helps Underdogs strive for first place
By winning a huge third period, the Underdogs gave themselves a chance to pass the Fat Cats in tomorrow's last regular season game for first place. The Underdogs demonstrated that they were a hungrier team and used their energy to pull away. W.Abboud and his captain J.Constantin did much of the scoring with two goals apiece. F.Nasser and M-A Haber were also contributing factors as both players combined for six points. Even though it won't be their ultimate goal, the Underdogs will attempt to defeat the Kentucky Blue for a first place finish.
The SalumiVino player of the night goes to Sonny Longo of the Left Wings. In the third period alone, the quick forward damaged the Kentucky Blue's playoff hopes by bagging three markers.
The F1 division semi final match ups are as follows:
(1)Underdogs vs Left Wings(4) The Underdogs will battle the entire time and unless the Left Wings match the work ethique look for the division leaders to prevail
(2)Fat Cats vs Horsemen(3) Two teams heading in opposite direction may factor the Horsemen to cause a surprise. But if the Fat Cats get back to their winning ways the task will be difficult
As for the F2 division, the match ups are as follows:
(1) Carnage vs Decepticons(4) Even though Carnage is a well rounded squad that has a deep line up, there will no guarantees in this series. The Decepticons carry the luxury of having a few game changers such as N.Delia, Y.Leroux and M.Deninno just to name a few. And unless they are properly contained, this series can go either way.
(2)Mighty Drunks vs Knights (3) It wasn't too long ago that the Knights stunned the Mighty Drunks with a 2-1 victory. The reason why it was so shocking was due to the fact that the Knights did it with a very short bench. Unless the Knights repeat a similar performance, look for the Mighty Drunks to grind it out.