Tigers fall to 0-2 after 5-3 loss to Ducks.
Both teams were coming off opening day
losses last week. The green Ducks would hand the Tigers their 2nd
loss in a row, with a convincing 5-3 win on Friday, and also pick up
their first win in the process.
Last week the Tigers gave up 8 goals in a loss. This week they
looked to trim that number to about 7.
"It's early in the season," said captain Armand. "Like Bill
Parcells, we don't want to tip our hand to early, so we're taking
The Tigers managed to keep the Ducks forwards off the board, but
defensemen Trevor Hanson and Steve Hardy connected for goals for a
2-0 Duck lead.
"I really wouldn't call them either one of them defensemen," noted
The lead ballooned to 3-0 when the late arriving Richard Breed
scored for the Ducks.
"If we all arrived at the start of the 2nd period, we'd all be
refreshed and be scoring goals," said a sour Mark DeFilippis.
"It wasn't my fault there was a line at the MceeDee's drive thru in
Revere," replied Breed.
Andy Long would singlehandedly bring the Tigers back to within a
goal, while the rest of the Tigers struggled to find their game,
scoring a pair including a shorty.
"I don't like to brag, but yeah I was our best guy today," said
But a goal late in the 2nd by Phatt Deskin would prove to be the
game winner. Each team would tack on a Kotex goal in the third to
account for the 5-3 final.
The cherry on top of the victory for the Ducks was the fact that
Saia's skate was broken during one of his 4 shifts and it looks like
he could be out for the foreseeable future. "Addition by
subtraction" whispered the usually tight lipped Ted Miller
The Tigers have now allowed 13 goals in just two games.
"We got Armand playing defense like Trevor, and Raimo playing
defense like Gambale," said Jim Wilkinson via cell phone after the
game. "What do you think was going to happen?"
Ducks Assistant GM Richard Breed, who showed up late with the extra
shirts by the way, confirmed that Rick Murphy will be seen by a team
physician to check him for narcolepsy after he repeatedly fell
asleep in the middle of his shift. "We had it done for Hardy last
week but he received a clean bill of health...apparently he's just
really slow" added Breed Jr.
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Hockeytown B; 12-Sep-2014 06:00 AM; 2014 Regular; Friday
Ducks (Friday) 5 vs Tigers (Friday) 3
1. Ducks, Hardy, Steve (Twombly, Todd) 03:10
2. Ducks, Hanson, Trevor (Deskin, Pat) 15:20
Penalties - None.
3. Ducks, Breed, Richard (Unassisted) 03:47
4. Tigers, Long, Andy (Unassisted) 10:00
5. Tigers, Long, Andy (Raimo, Mike / Talbot, Tripp) 14:05 (sh)
6. Ducks, Deskin, Pat (Breed, Rick) 18:00 (gw)
Penalties - Talbot, Tripp - Tigers (Tripping-Minor) 13:20
7. Tigers, DiGregorio, Jim (Steeves, Russ / Wilkinson, Jim) 12:00
8. Ducks, Deskin, Pat (Murphy, Rick) 16:35
Penalties - None.
Goal - Ducks: Graham, Rollie; Tigers: Minsk, Ben
Power plays - Ducks: 0-for-1; Tigers: 0-for-0
Officials: Vin and Brian