Alas, no Birthday Present of a win for Chilly who had invited friends to celebrate and entertain the few 3,000 loyal fans who kept sneaking away to check on the Texans game ;-)!
|Friends of Chilly's|
And some heavy crashing into boards ... a WILD game!
|Foucault tried often|
In the second period penalties multiplied 5 for Checkers who skated aggressively. They revved up their attack on Hackett to 14 but no goal. Aeros had progressively fewer sogs for the rest of the game.
|Genoway on offense?|
|Genoway on defense|
|Glove Catch by Muse|
|Genoway takes on Sutter|
|Fredheim in action-no he did NOT trip Rutherford|
|Another pile up-save by Muse|
|Hackett lets puck go after save|
In the 3rd a visible slowing occurred; neither team scored. And so we went to OT.
What seemed to me happened at the very end of the period, or even just into the 2nd intermission was a huge fight. Mara and Sutter, which almost escalated - but did not - into confrontation between the two goalies, as well. 5 minutes to each Fighter plus a game misconduct-leaving the bench for Mara - and so HE was out for the rest of the game. I am sure Mills did not intend that when he hired Mara!
|Somewhere in there is Muse, Fredheim hugs Pistilli ;-)!|
|Mara and Sutter, Muse faces Hackett - lineman arm keeps them apart ?|
|Rau speeds by fallen Bellemore ;-)|
|Red Sweaters after Zucker !|
Phillips, long locks flying, gave a lot. Larssen tried, as did others. Fredheim had long carry of the puck only to pass it to the wrong stick ;-)!
Cuma had a few good moments but overall was ineffective.
|The Goal by Nash in OT-fuzzy pic due to shock ;-)! by photo taker :-)!|