April 03, 2016

Cleveland rocks comeback win

Cleveland and his teammates shook off a sullen first period to fire six unanswered goals and roll to a 15-10 win in Sunday’s game.

The shifty rookie found his legs, and his passing game, to spark the second period barrage. Feeds that had been rolling harmlessly into the corner in the first frame suddenly found the blades of his line mates who deftly tucked those setups behind a bewildered Joker.

“I think we got our legs and developed some chemistry,” said Colonel. “We had a lot of chances early, but then we started to put them away.”

Time and again Joker found himself abandoned by his defence.

“Our defence wasn’t getting back on the odd-man rushes,” said the embattled net minder, who’d been almost unbeatable in the first period when his team stormed back from an early deficit to go into the break up 5-4. “Once the first couple went in, it opened the floodgates.”

Cleveland scored twice, the Legend three times and Colonel added another to shatter the shotstopper’s confidence.

“It just started to get to me,” said Joker. “It fell apart really quickly.”

Colonel said keeping their game simple was the key to their comeback.

“If you pass it around too much, there’s too much opportunity to bumble it,” said the senior forward. “Those quick passes and deflections to the net work best.”

A brief flurry by the underdogs on the strength of an unexpected hat trick by Big D gave them some life. But it was too little too late.

“When everybody is really tired and you’re able to make a run at the end of the game, it shows character,” said Joker.

Posted by jaysuburb at April 3, 2016 02:44 PM

Looking forward to a great regular-season finale tomorrow!

Posted by: Doo at April 9, 2016 08:09 AM

Sorry, error in my first post. The dates of the Stanley Stick are April 17 and 24th.

Posted by: The Colonel at April 7, 2016 07:24 PM

I heard from Twizzler today. He is seeing if the dates will work for him and will post a note here later on.

Posted by: The Colonel at April 7, 2016 07:22 PM

Chico! Chico! We want Chico! Chico!

Posted by: lakattack at April 6, 2016 12:06 PM

If not, perhaps Chico can come out of retirement to lace em up?

Posted by: Chad at April 4, 2016 08:19 AM

Twizzler! What do you think, can you play in the Stick on April 10th and 17th? Lak will be your new best friend if you can :)

Posted by: The Colonel at April 3, 2016 07:53 PM