April 22, 2018

Lak misses chance to attack

Lak Attack was a surprise starter in net for Sunday’s regular season finale. And that may impact his readiness for next week’s start of the Stanley Stick championship finale.

The veteran journeyman seemed a little flummoxed when he arrived at the road hockey courts where starter Kid was an unexpected scratch. He said he’d been counting on getting a good run in to ensure he had the legs for next week’s high-stakes showdown.

“I was really prepared to come out and play and battle a bit,” Lak Attack said. “I have to get my speed up with these guys.”

But his teammates had nothing but praise for their substitute shotstopper, despite their sudden death 15-14 loss.

“He stepped in just fine,” said Colonel.

Even though it took Lak Attack a bit of time to find his groove. Especially against Velma, who continued his habit of scoring goals in bunches when he accounted for his side’s first five scores that sent them to the intermission break with a 5-3 lead.

But as Lak Attack discovered his glove hand, his teammates found their scoring touch and scored four straight to claim their first lead, 7-5.

In fact, that’s how the rest of the game went, as each team managed to score a handful of goals to establish their own short-lived advantage. The victor would prove to be the team that scored when it counted most, said Colonel.

“They just had the snipers when they needed them,” said the veteran winger.

Doo said Lak Attack’s strong goaltending as well as the steady shotstopping of Joker back in his team’s own end, ensured Sunday’s game would be a test of mettle for both teams.

“The two teams didn’t want to give up,” he said.

That made it a perfect warmup to the next week’s start of the two-game championships series.

“It gives you really good practice for defensive awareness, which is huge in the Stick,” Doo said.

Although Lak Attack expressed his doubts.

“I can work on my game as a goalie, and all of a sudden I’m out,” he said. “It doesn’t bode well for me.”

Posted by jaysuburb at April 22, 2018 09:28 PM

A chance in vain.

In any case, I know I said I wasn't going to be here for the stick but things are dragging on me getting out of town, so I can play tomorrow. But exceedingly unlikely the 2nd game.


Posted by: Velma at April 28, 2018 03:35 PM

Taking a chance here that the Russian spammers have moved on to more fertile ground...

Posted by: Jay Suburb at April 28, 2018 12:21 PM