Tuesday November 14
Sharks triumph on a late strong push over the Ducks
( 8 )Sharks vs Ducks(5)
In a nail biting ball hockey showdown between the Sharks and Ducks, the Sharks emerged victorious with a hard fought 8-5 win. The game, marked by intense back and forth action, showcased the tenacity and skill of both teams, but it was the Sharks strong finish that ultimately sealed the deal. The Sharks saw their main gun take control. D.Greco was behind setting up six goals-from the back end that saw J.Tzanetsakos riffle a hat trick. The Ducks hoped to ride their momentum when B.Panarello ripped his second for a 5-4 lead with less than ten minutes to go. Unfortunately, some defensive lapses flipt the script in a very short time with the Sharks taking over on three consecutive goals if not counting the empty netter. It was a game that could have easily gone either way. Both goaltenders did their part, but it was M.Bouliane in the end that earned the win over his counterpart B.Verducci.
The Allo Mon Coco Ste Dorothee player of the game goes to Daniel Greco of the Sharks. When you set up six goals in an 8-5 result, its because your doing something right. D.Greco kept finding the lanes making it easy for his forwards to bury their chances.
Penguins use timely penalty shot goals to edge out Canucks
(5)Canucks vs Penguins(7)
It didn’t take long for the Penguins to put the Canucks on notice. Despite falling behind 2-0, the Canucks fought back valiantly refusing to let the Penguins get away with the game. This kept happening for a very long stretch until a pair of unfortunate penalties enabled the Penguins to finally pull away. First, M.Zuccaro got the better of M.Rodriguez right before S.Kalaydjian demonstrated his skill set by also scoring on a penalty shot. It was clear that both those infractions came to hurt the Canucks in the end. Prior to the penalty shot goals, the Penguins carried a very slight 4-3 margin over the Canucks. The two sides played a very close neck and neck game that involved everyone-from their bench to have an input. Out of the 12 combined goals scored, neither team had a player tally more than once which only suggested that the effort was done by committee instead of a specific player or two. This type of game resembled more of a playoff encounter as both teams clashed in a hard fought battle.
The Allo Mon Coco Ste Dorothee player of the game goes to Felix Koch of the Penguins. Well insulated with a solid defense in front of him, F.Koch adds that extra layer of bricks which makes him very difficult to beat if you’re the opposition.