Saturday, March 12, 2011

X-Men Take Game 2 In OT

The STFX X-Men scored a quick goal off a face-off deep in V-Reds territory at 2:42 of the 2nd OT period to win game 2 by a 2-1 score.

The game was a much better showing for UNB overall, the carried the edge in shots and territorial play, but they couldn't capitalize on scoring chances to put the X-men away.  STFX scored early in the 3rd period to take a 1-0 lead.  Kyle Bailey answered with a goal for the V-Reds with under 5 minutes remaining to send it to overtime.

The series is now tied at 1-1 and shifts to Antigonish for games 3 and 4.  The V-Reds had good success there this season, winning 6-1 and 2-1.  They'll hope to continue that trend on Tuesday and Wednesday night.

13 comments:

Anonymous said...

Really hope they have Gallant back on Tuesday night. The PP could use the help.

Anonymous said...

Not sure what Luke gallants Injury is, but it doesn't look good, saw him upsatirs in the Colter room during game 1 and he was limping badly, on his left leg.

Kinda Weird Wright scored the game winning goal and than was out of the lineup next night. Not sure if its his knee acting up or not. he didnt play well in game one (before his goal) Hepditch looked solid in game 2 though.

Taylor Prosechyn will play again, its more precautionary with a bigger picture at stake (nationals) I would not be surprised to see him play Tuesday

Anonymous said...

Just because UNB is hosting the Nationals,should not mean they get automatically!What if by some chance STU was to be host-would they be in this year!The Reds should have to WIN something to be in!!

Anonymous said...

Talk to the CIS about that one buddy.

RED ARMY said...

Reds let this get away, couple of break aways, Corcorane with an empty net miss,Culligan a couple of cross bars, now the puck is in brad Peddle's barn and it won't be easy getting a win out of Antigonish! UNB needs the next game or they may not make it back for game 5.
If not they are going to be grouped into the tougher B pool with Alberta and Mcgill. ST FX would draw OUA runner up in Western and a Calgary team that was manhandled by UNB during the pre-season. they need to find a way!

UNB Bruins Fan said...

This may have been a more frustrating game than the first game (or atleast the first two periods of game one anyways) since UNB controlled the play and had a ton of chances to put it away....and it was St. FX who couldn't get anything going all game.

As for potential groupings at Nationals...if UNB loses it may not be so bad since McGill would go in #1, Alberta #2, and St. FX #3. It would probably be McGill/Calgary/UNB in one pool and Alberta/X/Western in the other. If UNB wins they will probably be with Western and Calgary instead.

Anonymous said...

why shouldnt they get it automatically?the attendence would be grand if they wernt in it dummy.what would be the point.and as far as STU hosting?get your head out of your ass.they dont deserve to host a pee wee tournement

Anonymous said...

UNB also missed at least 2 breakaway's last night. Tremblay, MacNeil and maybe MacIntosh were all in alone and couldn't score.

I really hope that UNB's puck possession and puck movement improves in its breakout and transition game. It seemed to me that there were an awful lot of unnecessary icings last night and the winning goals both nights came on defensive zone face offs.

UNB Bruins Fan said...

Yeah they did seem to take a lot more icings than usual last night...but I think that may have had more to do with them trying more "home run" type passes to break down X's defence. That being said, they still were probably unnecessary...and it ended up costing them since the winning goal came off a faceoff after an icing IIRC.

They definitely had their share of chances...Corcoran (I think) had an empty net early in the game but couldn't quite get his stick on the puck, Culligan hit two posts, and Fillier had a part break away at the very beginning of the 2nd OT. Also, is it just me or has Tremblay had absolutely no luck on breakaways this year. It seems like every time he gets one he has been stopped...whereas last year everything he touched seemed to go in.

Anonymous said...

well at least the odds of a split are high so we could see a game 5 at home.that would be sweet....

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David Ritchie said...

We're doing the games from Antigonish on CHSR-FM 97.9 so it'd be great for you guys to listen in. Always good to have people take an interest.

Ken C. said...

Great to hear. We'll be tuning in!