If Hoggan would have scored the 3. goal in the 3. for threGriffins... he'd a had a hat trick.
But he didn't.
He just had an assist to Billins. :-).
Maybe those sexy pads of McCollum did
discombolute the Aeros :-)?
Maybe other things on their mind did.
Griffs certainly went all out after last nights loss to the Rampage.
IMO the Aeros were taken aback by the immediacy of the Hoggan goal and had a hard time getting it together, even WITH the 2 goals by Rau and Petersen.
|After the Rau goal..on a PP - McCollum prone-but not in admiration :-)|
Griffins out skated the Aeros, hate to say this, but they did. They also seem to have played a more NHL like game.. rough but sneaky.
Did they already KNOW the referee and know what they could get away with - just a feeling, no real reason for thinking this.
|Pad safe.. just one of many tonight|
|Nr.12 beginning his sub-marining move!|
Well, what about that?
A blatant 'u-boating' of Reichard within the crease by (was it Nr. 12 Raedeke?) was nonchalantly ignored by Burchell.
|BUG Brian Stewart studying? action on ice;-)|
Gimme a break, 6 penalties on the Aeros and ONLY 3 on the Griffins!
Who'd believe that who were there tonight among the good crowd of 7600 plus.
Why - we are attracting bigger crowds lately? Due to aggressive marketing? Or the desire to see a game of HOUSTON Hockey before it ends? Who knows.
The crowd wasn't quiet as vocal as a size like tha
t ought to be! Qien Sabe!
BTW amongst them were some "visitors from space"- Aeronauts such as Cunningham (Left)
On the other hand, The Wild vs Dallas also lost.. 3-5 (Dallas made 3 PP goals).
Hackett in goal, Kuemper on the bench! According to Chris Breuer, who was there watching, he played decently considering the PP goals...
here a photo by Chris Breuer of Hackett at warm ups... thanks Chris!
|Hackett in Dallas, photo credit Chris Breuer|