Third round: #1 Halifax vs. #8 Rouyn-Noranda
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04-21-2013, 09:02 PM
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Halifax, NS
You couldn't have asked for a better 3rd period. Completely different team than in the 1st and 2nd. You sit down Murphy, Chiampini and Boudreau (who are as soft as butter) and play your muckers and grinders and you wear down this Huskies team.
What an incredible shift for Ryan/Falkenham/Andrews on that tying goal. Relentless pressure and 10,000 fans chanting "Go Moose Go" resulted in that goal.
Falkenham with the game of his young career. He's often overshadowed by Mack, Jo and Fucale when discussing 17yo's... but he is every bit as effective in wehat he does. 2 huge blocks in OT on the PP.
I thought Lewis had a phenomenal game and it was his tenacity that really kick started the team in the 3rd.
The refs decided to put the whistles away in the 3rd, which was fine... but even with that new standard heading into OT, both RN penalties were just plain stupid and had to be called. What an inopportune time to be undisciplined.
Heading to RN, we won't get last change... so we can't decided to play 20 minutes of hockey and still get the victory. They need to play more like they did in the 3rd period. The fancy stuff works against teams like Saint John and Gatineau. But RN is just as hard working and can capitalize on our mistakes at will.
I hope to see Lovell inserted for Game 3. We need his stead presence, not Murphy's hybrid flash style. Also Lovell will bring another piece of physicality to the defense which has been exposed thus far as being pretty pedestrian.
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