Four goals by Houston - all in the second period..
Seemed to me like bang, bang, bang and bang..especially those two in tandem by MacMillan.
Followed in the Third by the 'icing on the cake' goal by Daoust.
I mean really, that Number 5 goal wasn' t needed to make this game a winner!
And the crowd of an almost unprecedented number - over 11000 - just roared.
And honked horns on the way home!
What a game.
One felt as if the 'Good Old Days of Howe' were back in Houston.
Anyway, I kept an eye out for 'soft spot' of olden days ;-),
but also kept watch for the 'invisible man' Penner.
What a surprise, he was very visible..see photos below.
And could he skate! Man, could he skate!
And seemed to be in the right place more often than not!
And to the fans delight TWO fights broke out!
And more stuff went on.
What with misconducts and several being 'escorted' out from the game towards the end.
And a bitter end for the Rampage!
Even that stunning goal by 'soft spot' Mathieu Beaudoin in the Third,
couldn't make the Rampage feel much better!
Alas, the Aeros Powerplay went a bit...soft!
They had a 3-5 opportunity and they could not score.
But really they didn't need to.
Their goals were more then enough to get a big win!
The Rampage, who started out so superbly in the season, are on a downward slide.
It seeems to me, the decline started with the December games.
They just keep sliding!
And having Climie injured, that hurt.
Though Fallon did yeoman's work stopping 35 of the Aeros' onslaught of 40.
It just wasn't enough!
There was one instant when Hackett just lifted his glove
and, hey presto, the puck sailed right into it..
Well at least, it seemed that way to me..so just shut mouth already!
And now a few pictures by artandhockey,
videos, or at least one, will follow manana!
It takes so darn long to upload into the blog - gotta have lots time to do it/
Perhaps while listening to Joe O'Donnell reporting from San Antonio!
|Almond Kearns Fight|
|Traffic Jam in front of Hackett|
|Beaudoin in the midst of it|
|DiSalvatore and Weston battling for the puck|
|The Fritsch and Penner Duo|
|May and Palmer have at each other, too!|
|O'Sullivan - DiSalvatore Goal|
|MacMillan-Ortmeyer-Falk Goal Nr. 2|
|Daoust having a trial run ;-)!|
|O'Sullivan pinned down.|
|Duh, did you see where that puck went ? ;-)|
|A save by Hackett|
|Penner-Frisch line of Defense|
|The Shadowing (Penner) of Hackett :-)?|
|Hackett: "Hey Hollweg get outta way, you aren't made of glass"!|
|Collision on front of Fallon|
|A well placed stick makes a puck fly behind the net|
|Beaudoin Nr. 26 and Stone Nr. 28 en guard at Fallon's net!|
|Nr. One Star MacMillan|
|That's what counts!|