Game 1 against the Moose is Friday night, here in Syracuse. Game 2 is Saturday, also at home.
Methot was given a game misconduct for a boarding major, the Bulldog had his head down way too far, and kept it down. Unintentionally vicious.
Crunch decided that since a win tonight guaranteed home ice, they wouldn't rely on any tie breakers. First period was a little uneven, but the second and third were pretty much pure dominance.
After the game, the PA announcer got on the mike, and asked everyone to stay, Konopka wanted to say something. They gave him a mike, and he thanked the fans and said come Friday, they would be ready to do whatever they could to bring the cup here. Also, last night, he was on the post game, and said that during the pre-game thank you from the arena, first beer of the night was on the team. I didn't go down to see if that was true, but if so... .
I'll try to start me yearly Crunch in review tomorrow (work, what's that?).
Plekhanov passed Rome in scoring with the assist and finished 2nd amond Crunch defencemen in scoring with 25(9+16) points in 40 games. He's first in plus/minus (+18) and has lowest PIM per game averaging 1 minor penalty per 4 games... Successful debute for the guy.