The Rangers defeat the Mapleleafs 7-2 and the Canadiens beat the Bruins 2-1.
|1/1/2017||7:20||#1 – RANGERS||H||#3 – CANADIENS||A|
Redwings win again, Blackhawks look strong against the Canadiens, and Rangers defeat the Bruins.
The CHL has passed our trophy onto a new champion.
The Rangers had a nail bitter of a game against the Bruins Sunday night. The game was fast, up and down the ice all night with only a few whistles during play.
Both Jim Stone for the Bruins and Joe Burke for the Rangers were key factors in net as they each came up with big saves at crucial points of the game. In the end, the Rangers’ Lou Sideropoulous was able to net a pair of goals that would earn them the championship.
Bruins_Jim Stone save
Bob Sideropoulos takes a shot on Jim Stone
Bob Sideropoulos put the Rangers out front scoring the first goal. The Bruins climbed back into the game with Mike Fay sending Adam Levesque wheeling around in the offensive zone to slip a backhander in. Just a few minutes later John Sances of the Rangers ripped in a goal from the slot to take a 2-1 lead. Pat Sherry scored on a pass from John Zimmer, but Joe Burke made some huge saves, and then got the help he needed from the Ranger offense. In the end Lou Sideropoulos netted two more goals for the Rangers combining for 3 goals with his brother to lead the Rangers to victory.
To the amazement of all onlookers Dave Petty actually passed the puck and may have even gotten an assist out of his efforts (*assist not confirmed ).
I hope everyone enjoys a nice, long summer, and will be returning in the Fall.
“Beware the Ides of March” whispered a soothsayer.
“Et tu Brute”…..and the rest is history.
With the month of March holding 4 pivotal games for each team, this month will most likely determine the fate with one or two teams’ chances of a playoff spot falling to demise like Caesar.
As we have reached the half-way point of the season we have a 6 team race for 4 playoff spots. The Leafs and the Bruins each picked up 1 point as the 3 vs 3 overtime and sudden death shootout ended in a stalemate. The goalies, John Judkins for the Leafs and Jim Stone for the Bruins proved to be impossible to get a puck past, as each of them came up with several big saves in the exciting overtime match.
‘A Family Affair” – Part 3
If you have seen someone on the Canadiens streaking up center ice looking for the long breakout pass, it’s most likely Tom Powers, receiving a breakaway outlet pass from his brother Jay Powers.
The Powers brothers Tom and Jay have been connecting on passes to send Tom in on breakaways (possibly the most in the league) for a few seasons now. Hopefully they will help the Canadiens muster up a few wins to stay alive in the hunt for a playoff spot.
See you at the rink,
CHL President & apparently Monday morning blog writer.