Saturday, February 19, 2011

Kings capitalize in overtime

  • Another wild shoot out between the Kings and Capitals on Friday. For the second time in the last three meetings the Kings defeated the Caps in overtime, with Matt Garbowsky scoring both goals. Garbowsky took a pass on a two on one from Chad Niddery and made a nice fore hand, back hand deke to beat Chase Martin.
  • The game had a bit of everything on Friday. Drama? Yes. Lead Changes? Oh yes, three to be exact. Power-Play goals? 7 in all, four by Cowichan.
  • In the final three games in the season series, both teams combined for 28 goals. The scores were 7-6, 3-1 and tonight's 6-5 result.
  • The loss eliminates the Capitals from post-season contention and gives the Express the 7th and final playoff spot in the Coastal Conference. Tyler Matheson, Jordan Grant, Matt Cassidy, Matt Ridley and Alex Halloran played their last junior game as they are graduating twenty year olds. Matheson was a beast tonight, scoring twice, including the tying goal and adding one helper. He looked like Dustin Byfuglien on Friday bowling his way again and again inside the Kings zone.
  • The Kings penalty-kill took a beating, as the Caps were 4-7 on the man advantage. As Assistant Coach, Geoff Grimwood put it, tonight was just one of those nights. The Kings penalty-kill will rebound tomorrow.
  • Saying that their power-play was red hot, going 3-4 against the Capitals. Justin DaSilva scored two of the three when he was put up front and looked terrific! Why didn't that work sooner?
  • The night didn't go without its fair share of controversy. The Capitals scored on a power-play early in the third that should of been over. Why? Jason Yee took a penalty late in the second and at the end of the second the Caps were going to start the third with twenty seconds left of power-play time. Then when the teams come out for the third the clock magically had 40 seconds on the clock. How does that happen?
  • I don't want to be one who goes off on the officials but tonight could of been a recipe for disaster. The Caps got away with their fair share of potential penalties. Hey, so did the Kings, I'm sure, however when those penalties don't get called you can have a game that goes side ways. It did at times but both teams settled down in the third.
  • I don't know if I just plain missed it but it seem to me that the in house announcer wouldn't announce the King goals. I didn't hear any King goals go over the PA system, including the overtime winner. Correct me if I'm wrong.
  • Was Brenden Forbes last second goal actually in? Sure seemed like it but then again I'm at centre ice and not down in the blue paint. It looked like the puck was indeed over the line and swept back by a Cap stick. No goal light either, surprise. Ryan Benbow originally called it a goal then waived it off. He stated that he saw the black of Derek Dun's blocker which he miss interpreted as the puck. Hey, I have no problem with a Referee calling what he saw and Benbow came over and explained himself to the King coaches. Can't argue with that.
  • A little birdie who was standing at that end, behind the net, said the puck did cross the line. Oh well, justice was served in overtime.
  • The Kings took 11 of a possible 12 points against th Capitals this season
  • Mike Garteig Didn't set the BCHL shutout record but did set another. Garteig now holds the BCHL record for the lowest goals against average at 1.71. That just beat Blake Voth's 1.77 mark set last season. That's a difference of only point zero six percentage points. Congrat's Garts!
  • The Kings can also set a BCHL record for fewest goals against tomorrow. Tonight's five goals against pushes their goals against to 114. The BCHL record is 119 set last season by Vernon.
  • The win tonight aslo sets a new franchise record for wins in a single season at 45. The record was 44 set in 93-94 by the Kent Lewis coached Paper Kings.


  1. Chris Williams 20:00 of the second period for roughing? Yee's penalty according to the box score would have been up before the second period was even over.

  2. Yea the penalty was put in the boxscore incorrectly. By accident? I think not