Guelph-London Last Night ....
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04-22-2006, 03:12 PM
Join Date: May 2005
The oddest mix on a game I have seen the Knights play this year.
First of all the forechecking was very tight and this is what caused most of the headaches for London. The defense had lots of trouble moving the puck out with any organization. and when the puck did come out it seemed to jump about crazily like a rubber ball.
Secondly Guelph was hustling and London was not. Guelph definitely took the game to London
The most deadly thing was that everything clicked and bounced Guelph's way. And once it started clicking and the score mounted Guelph kept taking chances because they had a lead. Something they definitely did not do game 1.
Goaltending? Macker had 20 shots to handle and really was not a factor. Dennis on the other hand was giving up goals after the stopping the initial shot. The notable exception being his gaff on the first goal. In short, neither goalie was really good or really bad.
The reffing was not a factor, but was definitely not a "new rules" called game. Lots of leeway was given.
Full marks to Guelph for a good win.
Side note: it was clearly evident that there were LOTS of tickets available and many London fans took advantage, myself included. The game ended up a sellout, but I question whether that would have happened without so many London patrons. What gives in Guelph? they have a good team in a tightly contested series and so many tickets available. It explains why there are so many empty seats seen on TV in the regular season.
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