Ducks fall, Bulldogs advance.
Bulldogs 4 Ducks 2
The two middle of the pack teams tied last week in game 1, leaving
game 2 as a winner take all.
The Ducks started strong, as Phatt Deskin netted a pair of goals
just 1:15 apart, and with only two and a half minutes played it was
2-0 green team.
But they had some key players who did not show up, and had others
that probably should have stayed home but did show up, and that cost them later in the game.
Mark Melito cut the lead to 2-1 only two minutes after Phatt made it 2-0
and you could see the tide turning. By the end of the first period
we were tied at 2-2 as Marc Teal chipped in with his first playoff
goal since 2006.
The 2nd period went scoreless, the only ink on the scoresheet was a
Mike Cormican holding penalty.
"Atleast he's on the scoresheet," said Bill Osbahr. "I was starting
to think I shoulda picked Steve Hardy instead of Cormican."
Early in the 3rd Phil Andrusin netted the game winner for the red
Bulldogs. Joe "Crazy Legs" Smith not only two handed Trevor Hanson
over the head and got away with it, but also scored the insurance
goal with 1:08 remaining, as the Dogs would skate away with the 4-2
"Crazy Legs, is that like an Indian name?" asked Jon Morin.
"Yea, kind of like Elizabeth Warren is," replied Smith.
A nice job in net by the unidentified sub goalie. It's unsure next
week who the Bulldogs will have in net, whether it be Mt. Fuji or
"I'm not sure who are starter will be, but we're dressing John
Gambale as our back up goalie next week," said Al Peterson.
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