Yeah, I went to that game last night and saw Manchester get their arses handed to them. It was pretty delightful. Nice to see all the Monarch fans in dismay, I sat right behind the Monarch bench, first row, in the heart of all Manchester fandome.
I know...but I like to get excited by things like this. (NHL PLEASE RETURN!!)
Fans who are insecure about their team's ability to beat said "choking" teams usually do
I'm just happy the Monarchs won tonight, and hope they can keep it up. If they can't, then I want the Bruins to go all the way. It's turning out to be a great series, and I'm sure we'll have at least six misconducts in game 3.
To add more controversy to this quickly getting heated series... from the Providence Journal:
After Game 2 of the series on Saturday, Monarchs coach Bruce Boudreau called Orr, "classless" when he thought the Providence pugilist was sent over the boards to fight with only seconds remaining in the game. In fact, the game tape shows the Monarchs' Doug Nolan started the scrum, hitting Orr with a crosscheck right off the faceoff.
Orr was given penalties at the 20-minutes mark, for instigating and fighting, along with a 10-minute misconduct. Nolan was handed a five-minute major for fighting, a five-minute major for slashing and a game-misconduct.
League officials reviewed the tape yesterday and rescinded Orr's misconduct. .....
Last night, Monarchs players tried to goad Orr into a penalty, but he skated away. Actually, he drew a penalty for his work in front of the oppositions net, and the P-Bruins capitalized on the man-advantage.
With the game in hand, the Monarchs' Joe Rullier went at Orr. The two dropped their gloves and both got fighting majors. But it was Rullier who was given the instigator penalty.
Despite last nights fight, Providence coach, Scott Gordon is pleased with the restraint that Orr has short throughout the series..
The Monarchs should be focusing there attention on Hilbert, who gets away with more slashing to the back of the legs then any player i know, that and he had a good game in game 3. One can only hope Manchester starts getting physical with Hilbert in game 4.