Taffe scored an honorable goal for Aeros. So the Aeros get 1 point in this game.
IMO the Animals ahem Admirals played a tough and rough, aggressive game.
It seemed they had it in for Prosser and Almond, bouncing them into the boards rather frequently with NO penalties called, especially the second and third periods. Trying to embroil them in fisticuffs, perhaps? Maybe they are known in the AHL for hot-headedness? Next to us sat obviously some Admirals lol (people) who took detailed notes and asked about the Nr. 15= Prosser!!)
Or tripping up Aeros, with no penalties called by Wiebe and Koharsky known in the AHL for not using their whistles a lot. It just seemed to me and Better Half that the Ads got away with stuff while either one or both refs back were turned rather conveniently.
But to give the Ads goalie his due, he played well, as did Hackett until he looked like being hit hard, but elected to finish the game into OT and SO.
Maybe that was not smart!
Whatever, the Aeros did gain a point and are tied with 4 other teams.
Di Salvatore was outstanding, he most definitely led by example.
Bulmer, I may have mentioned before, was HOT, unafraid to beard the enemy, skating hard, seemingly always close to the net .. just in case a puck came his way?
Which it indeed did...HE SCORED!
I really think the duo Bulmer and Palmieri work well together.
The third Period was exceptionally exciting, alas, it ended in a loss, but with ONE point gained.
Here a fews photos:
|A wild eyed Henderson #15, after Prosser #15|
|Di Salvatore leading by example|
|Prone Prosser keeps Thang from scoring|
|Phew that was close...|
|Atta Boy, Atte, puck away..|
|Bulmer Goal - puck in net|
|Yes, Brett it shows up there-your goal|
|Puck in or out - NO goal|
|Hackett meditating before SO?|