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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, December 18, 2011

Another Loss at home for Aeros

Be'Wild'ered Hackett after the  5th Goal by Amerks
they faced the undoubtedly tired Americans (on their last game of a five game/3 games in Texas road trip). In the net was a seemingly be"Wild"ered Wundergoalie. Hackett allowed 5 rather easy goals of 18 SoGs to go in.
And was pulled for the 3. period and replaced by Kuemper who only had to stop 5 SoGs.
Kuemper was pulled (a bit too early, IMO) for a 6th skater with over 2:30 minutes to go and Legault of the Americans promptly managed their 6th goal -  an empty netter. I was stunned it happened so fast..I believe Fredheim was unable to control the puck and so opened the 'net' for Legault's solo goal. Americans 6 Aeros 3.

Two of the quoted 4000plus?

PP Goal Nr. 2
It came early in the 1. that Almond, DiSalvatore and Fontaine scored first for the Aeros to the delight of the few fans in attendance (it looked a lot emptier than the 4000 plus quoted).  And after the 2. intermission (there must have been some talking to in the locker room) the Aeros came out seemingly newly energized and scored 2 more goals - early PP by DiSalvatore, Penner and Taffe, and about 4 minutes later Reed and Taffe got Number 3.
Last Aeros Goal by Reed etal
It was the 3. Period Aeros we saw, just appearing a bit too late to win!
Their SoGs were 8-8-12.

Americans must have been really hungry for a win to take home after 2 losses in Texas and they did it with 6-12-5 SoGs  and 6 goals - all  3 Stars of the Game were Americans (Whitmore, a real American from Rochester yet! Lagace, Legault born QC) even if 2 were Canadian, French ones at that! BTW Leggio their goalie who stopped 25 of 28 SoGs is also an American (born I mean).

A new face AARON LEE (born 1985 Feb. Canada) was Number 10 and seemed quick on his skates, chasing the puck - often successfully, and not afraid on bodily contact when called for...a somewhat auspicious debut at the AHL Level for him. "Lee has defined consistency for the Bees over the past three plus seasons in the Valley playing in 214 games for the Killer Bees which is good for second all-time in Bees history. During that stretch Lee has scored 72 goals (also second all-time) and registered 77 assists".

1 comment:

ICEVET said...

Agree with your assessment of Hackett's performance.

Allowing three UNASSISTED goals (only 2 officially logged on the game sheet) and two other soft goals, he clearly was not mentally prepared to backstop the Team in this game (against a team with one of the worst AHL road records). In fact, Hackett hardly moved on 3 of the 5 goals.

Given continuing Aeros injuries and WILD recalls, fans can only guess who will show up on the roster at game time.

Go Aeros!