Saturday, January 31, 2009

Mike Weber - Goal Scorer.

by Anne

Not only did Mike Weber play in Friday night's game against Providence, he scored his first goal of the season! Ok, so it wasn't exaaaactly a one-timer from the point on the powerplay or a short-handed dazzler. It was an individual effort goal though! Here's the description of the goal from the game recap:

"Portland added an empty net goal when Mike Weber won a battle for the puck along the boards in his own end of the ice. Weber banked it high off the glass and watched it roll all the way into the empty net at the other end for his first goal of the season at the 18:26 mark of the final period."

I think what they were trying to say was "Weber fiercely and with physical force matchless save for his grit and determination, BLASTED the puck down the ice, through 9 Bruins defensemen and one hapless goaltender and into the net, tearing the netting with the force of his shot."

What? Accuracy shmaccuracy, my version is WAY more dramatic and exciting.

This win gives Portland a tie for the lead in the Atlantic division with the same Providence Bruins they defeated. The Pirates have 53 points in 46 games and the Bruins have 53 in 47. Also with 53 points in 47 games is The Hartford Wolf Pack. Worcester sits just behind them with 52 in 46.

Colton Fretter recorded his 4th multi-goal game of the season. Somehow Felix Schutz was a +3? That's impressive in a 4-2 win. Gerbe still isn't playing :(

Randomly, the Pirates are the least penalized team in their division, are #2 in goals scored, and #1 in goals against. Once you travel outside the Atlantic division, things get a little scarier. The East division boasts the first five spots in the Conference, with Portland, top of their division, coming in 6th. There are only two divisions in each conference.

Good times. I'm really excited for the game on the 10th!!

1 comment:

  1. I like your description of the goal much better as well, maybe you should take over for the writers in the Buffalo News even the losses would seem exciting on paper.

    I'm really excited for the game on the 10th!!

    Me too.


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