Saturday, March 19, 2011

Gentzler and the Eagles stun Kings in OT

  • Dan Gentzler stunned the crowd with his overtime winner forty seconds into the first overtime period. Gentzler received a nice pass from Tyler Morley on a two on one from the blue line and jammed it home on the blocker side of Garteig. The goal was a result of a failed out by the Kings.
  • When you out shoot your opponent 41-17 you usually come out with a sizable win but that's why it's called playoff hockey.
  • Anyone else get flash backs to game two against Victoria? Very similar how the first two games played out in this series as it did versus the Grizzlies.
  • Kudos to Karel St. Laurent, he was masterful in goal for the Eagles. He battled all night and was the reason why we saw forty seconds of overtime.
  • 0-10, that's the number the Kings power-play is after the first two games of this series. Powell River had a pow er-play late in the third with the game tied at one but failed to convert. That has to change for games three and four.
  • This game wasn't the sexiest we've seen at the Hap Parker Arena. Both teams were cautious and didn't want to make a mistake and that created a tight, dry hockey game. If the nets were in the corner we would of had more goals.
  • How huge is this win for Surrey? They used five defenseman most of the night and only 10, yes 10 forwards. The Eagles dressed 11 but Trevor Cox only saw the ice in warm up.
  • The Kings need to find that killer instinct they had all season. It seemed this team didn't have that extra jump or finish they are known to have.
  • Is fatigue creeping in to both teams? Surrey is using a pretty short bench and the Kings have played a tonne of hockey in the last week. Tomorrow will be a much need rest day for both teams.
  • Looking forward to going to Surrey. The Eagles have the infamous "BIG" ice but for me it's a very enjoyable trip. The Eagles staff are great and their army of volunteers are very nice to us visitors. It's very refreshing going into a rink and not being eye ball because your the opposition.

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