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Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Hockey Night In Iowa 2010 Edition - Game 8

After playing seven games this season, the Irwin's is slowly creeping down the standings. We nabbed two vital wins only to lose the next four games. We have been outscored 32-22.
Our biggest loss (8-2) was at the hands of the surprisingly good Puck Hawgs. We dropped a pair of 5-2 games to my former team, Cup O Kryptonite. In Week 1, Alien beat us 6-1. But we rolled Funky Pickle 7-1 and split our series with YDD Tatoo (5-2 W, 5-4 L).
Sunday's game was a heart breaker. The first period was neck-and-neck. YDD took a two goal lead in the second period. We had two guys in the penalty box (I was one of them) towards the end of the period, but our boys managed to rally and kill the two-man advantage. From there, one of our defensemen netted a goal to bring us within one. With a minute and a half remaining in the game, I managed to score the game tying goal only to see YDD pull it back seconds later.
Tonight we face Alien. Both teams will be featuring new goalies since our last meeting. Alien's long time keeper Bast moved to Texas while Todd Daniels, our goalie, is out with a major knee injury. Rich Pentitico is expected to fill in for us again. We are also missing three of our top defensemen tonight.
Will the changes in net prove to be the difference maker? Can we protect our end without Lasnek and the Radcliffs? Will I be able to score another goal this season? Time will tell...

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