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Split personality. Liking the arts, especially opera, and hockey and Los Toros. I know, I know THAT one is non pc currently. But I can't help it saw some in Spain and got hooked, but good. But on the other hand right now opera and hockey are in the forefront!


Sunday, March 27, 2011


Aeros win over Oklahoma again.
It was not an easy win, Barons fought back, especially in the second and third period.
                                      Rau (O'Sullivan, Noreau) Power Play Goal 5  minutes into 1.

The Penalty killing machine of OKC was much in evidence, keeping Aeros to just 1 power play goal  in 1. by Rau
Major hugging going on :-) after the PP goal
 Five minutes later Gillies (Ortmeyer, Noreau) made it Aeros 2 OKC 1
                                            Gillies Goal ..puck just above leg of OKC Nr. 16.
 The forward momentum gets Gillies flat on his back, but the puck's in!

Arcobello converted the next PP opportunity and it is
Aeros 2 OKC 1 at the end of the First.

Almost before the face off puck was played in the Second, Earl and Peters got a shorthanded goal
and Aeros 3 OKC 1- that was a beauty.
Pitton went way out -surely he DID see the puck, but next thing he knew ... it was in the net!
Unfortunately, OKC's Kytnar evened the score a bit 50 seconds later on a PP Aeros 3 OKC 2.

Great Save by Hackett
O'Sullivan seemed a bit dazed after a collision at the end of this period, eventually limped out and never returned for the rest of the game.

And then Period Three:
Disalvatore,Falk, Penner) scored Aeros 4.
Then bang, bang OKC got 2 goals , Kytnar again and Moran . AEROS 4 OKC 4.

Sitting on edge. I was just wondering if it will be a repeat.. that is OT and SO.. but Peters, Prosser and Ortmeyer made it Aeros 5 OKC 4 and the team managed to hang onto the one goal advantage, even with the extra man on ice by OKC!

Hugs again

                      And a bit of house (ahem net) cleaning 
          and a last big save by Hackett it was over

Number One Star Peters!
What were Pitton and Hackett thinking when they both skated wayyyy out of their crease to get sticks on the pucks, even as a foe was furiously skating toward them?

I admit, it tickled my funny bone to imagine a 'shoot out' contest just between the two goalies..
Pitton skates out and slams puck toward Aeros net ...missed.
Hackett skates out and shoots puck toward OKC net... goal.. and so forth
Who needs a team .. let the goalies do the shoot outs ... of course I am just kidding!
But the picture just won't go away..lol!
I sure wish I could draw this....

IMO the speed of this game was phantastic.
The OKC penalty kill was indeed better than the Aeros'.
But Aeros had by far the better goalie even IF Hackett did let one soft goal in, but then so did Pitton.
OKC seemed to have some trouble with getting their puck carrier protected in the 1. and part of the 2. They did tighten up later in the game-proof two goals in 3.! 
Defense present and accounted for ;-)

DiSalvatore lurking in favorite spot!
Aeros defense seemed on track most of the time and the offense was quite good.
Passing has visibly improved, but still could be better.

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