Welcome to Saturday afternoons LIVE Game Blog versus the Kingston Frontenacs!
- This is the fifth meeting between the clubs this year. Ottawa won 9 - 0 last time.
- Keep your eye on Ryan Spooner & Nathan Moon for the Frontenacs.
- The 67′s are 5-5-0-0 in their last 10 games. That's a little better!
- Tyler Toffoli leads the OHL in scoring, Shane Prince is only 7 points behind.
Keys to the game for Ottawa:
- Don’t take to many penalties. The Frontenacs are the 10th ranked PP in the league @ 20.8%
- The penalty kill seems to be getting better. We are ranked 2nd overall in the PK @ 83.0%
- Be aggressive on the forecheck and in the neutral zone.
- Make smart passes when trying to either gain the 0-zone and break out of the d-zone.
- Spread the offense around. The top line can’t win them all.
Forwards: Tyler Graovac, Nic Foglia, Jon Carnevale
Defense: Adam Sedlak, Julian Luciani
Nets: Petr Mrazek
Forwards: Corey Durocher, Charles Sarault, Ryan Davidson
Defense: Taylor Doherty, Michal Cajkovsky
Nets: Philipp Grubuer
First Period - 20:00
- Davidson misses a great tip chance in front for Kingston
- Martindale tries to knife a pass but it gets intercepted
- Very close chance for the Monahan line, anyone else see that trip?
- Nesbitt loses and edge and the race
- Amazing glove save by Mrazek on Ryan Spooner
FIGHT!!! Fielding -vs- Gudbranson - Winner by Decision: Gudbranson
- Martindale turns it over in the o-zone, can't be doing that!
First Period - 15:00
- Great back and forth by both teams, good rush chances
- Spooner tees it up but the shot gets blocked
- I could have swore that puck was in the bench ...
- Great pass in front by Monahan, no shot
- WOW!!!! How did Durocher miss? Amazing toe save by Mrazek!!
First Period - 10:00
- Another amazing Kingston chance does not get converted .. what luck!
- WOW ... tic-tac-toe ..
OTTAWA GOAL!!! Cody Lindsay (23) Assists: Nesbitt (24) & Monahan (16)
- Great work by the Graovac line .... I swore I seen a hook on Graovac
- Luciani hobbles off after his 4th blocked shot, hope he's ok!
- Smith looses an edge and goes flying into the boards
- That rocket just missed ....
- Ottawa got away with a hook there on Mooon
First Period - 05:00
- Lindsay passes it right to Kingston D-Man, Harrison ... never good
- Great job by Gibbons to keep the pressure alive
- Penalty (Ott) - Nic Foglia - 2 minutes for hooking
- Luciani just hobble off the ice to the dressing room folks ... not a good sign!
- Great job by Smith in front of his own net to clear the zone
- Monahan just misses high with a great tip n front of the Kingston net
End of First Period - Score: 1 - 0 Ottawa
Second Period - 20:00
- Great job by Zanetti to keep his man to the outside
- Mrazek make the routine save off the shot from the point
- Sweet pad save my Mrazek ... very nice!
- Luciani makes his way back into the game ... nice!
- Lindsay almost gets another on the wrap around
- Scramble in front of the Ottawa ... scarey ...
- Martindale finally wins a faceoff ...
Second Period - 15:00
- Another big pad save by Mrazek ... his own man screened him
- Ottawa top line with 2 very good chances but they can't cash in
- Great stick by Lindsay ... He ever play baseball?
- Carnevale almost stuffs it in on the short side
- See that? Foglia took that face off instead of Martindale ..
- Great moves by Dalton Smith ... but he loses an edge
Second Period - 10:00
- Penalty (Kin) - Jeff Braithwaite - 2 minutes for holding
- How did Cardwell not convert that?
- Shot from the point ....
OTTAWA GOAL!!! (PP) Cody Lindsay (24) Assists: Ceci (18) & Monahan (17)
- Penalty (Ott) - Marc Zanetti - 2 minutes for holding
- Oh My ...... that's 3 amazing chances that Kingston could not convert
- WOW ... Lindsay rings one right off the post .... I need a replay .. almost had the trick!
Second Period - 05:00
- Long lead pass for Martinale can't be handled
- Ottawa pressing again ...
OTTAWA GOAL!!!! Cody Lindsay (25) Assists: Nesbitt (25) & Ceci (19)
- Lindsay's pass is just out of Nesbitt's reach
- The 5 goals in a row for Lindsay folks!
- Toffoli get's robbed by Grubauer ... nice glove save!
End of Second Period - Score: 3 - 0 Ottawa
Third Period - 20:00
- Penalty (Ott) - Travis Gibbons - 2 minutes for elbowing
- So much for that stick ..
- WOW ... amazing shot block by Cody Ceci
- Good job on the PK boys!
- Martindale fans on a great chance in front of the Kingston net
- Mrazek decides to hold onto the puck
Third Period - 15:00
- And another stick bites the dust ...
- Martindale with another great chance in front ...
- Cardwell drops two Frontenacs in his own end
- Ottawa playing good shut down hockey right now
Third Period - 10:00
- Cull with a shot right on Mrazek ... save is made
- Nice takeaway by Cardwell is his own end
- Cardwell saves the day yet again ...Kingston almost had a 2 on 0
- Kingston Goal - Tyler Brown (7) - Nice tip, right off the face off.
Third Period - 05:00
- Errant pass by Lindsay is picked off
- Kingston Goal - Cajkovsky (3) - Here we go again ...
- Nice save by Mrazek to preserve the 1 goal lead
- This is a tense final 2 minutes
- WOW .... intense!!
End of Game - Final Score: 3 - 2 Ottawa
1 – Sean Monahan (Ott)
2 – Cody Lindsay (Ott)
3 – Tyler Toffoli (Ott)
That was the outcome I expected folks, but I gotta give some props to Kingston for making a game of it in the 3rd. However, this time our boys were able to overcome the late game breakdown and get the win.
67’s Next Game: Feb 4th, 2011
Opponent: Peterborough Petes
Game Time: 7:00 pm
Location: Ottawa (Rona Centre)
Until next time, If you can’t be a player, be a fan!!
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