CS Hockey Tournament: End of 1st Half

Posted: July 23, 2011 by Crimespree Hockey in Fantasy Hockey
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Rob’s Jackets finished the first half in Boston, taking on Andy’s Bruins. Tim Thomas and Steve Mason dueled in the first period, but in the second, Martin Lapointe solved Mason. At 11:40 in the second, Rick Nash took a holding penalty and Ray Bourque made the Jackets pay, scoring on the powerplay to put Boston up 2-0. But the Jackets wouldn’t go away easy. In the third, Andrew Cassels cut the Boston lead to one. Boston’s Dennis Wideman was penalized for holding later in the period and Nikolai Zherdev cashed in to tie it up at 2. Unfortunately for Columbus, two minutes later Lapointe scored again to give Boston another lead. Patrice Bergeron added a goal less than a minute later to seal Boston’s 4-2 win.  

The second game was filled with fireworks as Gabbi’s Rangers played host to Dan’s Flyers. Kimmo Timonen opened scoring at 3:39, putting the Flyers up 1-0 early. The Rangers’ Marc Staal tied the game five minutes later, but Dimitry Yushkevich gave the Flyers back their lead shortly after. Brandon Prust was then involved in an ugly elbowing incident, being thrown out of the game and giving Philadelphia a five minute powerplay. Fortunately for the Rangers, they killed off the entire penalty, and the momentum carried over into the second when Ryan Callahan knotted the game up at 2. The teams traded goals in the second after that, one by the Flyers’ James van Riemsdyk and the other by the Rangers’ Jeff Beukeboom. Sami Kapanen put the Flyers back up by one 23 seconds into the third, but the Rangers struck back with two goals in a minute by Adam Graves and Vinny Prospal (on the powerplay). Later in the third, Beukeboom was called for charging and Rod Brind’Amour tied the game up at 5 with seven minutes remaining. The game would be sent to overtime, where, again, Brind’Amour scored to give the Flyers two points.

The final game of the first half of the CSHT took place in Los Angeles, pitting Jeremy’s Kings against Joey’s Penguins. The Kings got out to a quick 2-0 lead thanks to Wayne Gretzky and Luc Robitaille, but the Penguins’ Darius Kaspairitis gave Pittsburgh new life. After the Penguins’ Bob Errey was called for tripping, with one second remaining on the powerplay, Jack Johnson scored to give the Kings a 3-1 lead. John Cullen and Ziggy Palffy traded goals to close out the second period with Los Angeles up 4-2. Nelson Emerson added a late third period marker to give the game its’ final score, 5-2 Kings.  Despite allowing five goals, Tom Barrasso made 56 saves behind a lackluster Penguin defense.

Standings…W-L-OTL…Pts…GF-GA
Los Angeles…4-1-0…8…19-11
Philadelphia…4-1-0…8…17-12
Boston…3-1-1…7…12-11
Pittsburgh…3-2-0…6…15-11
Columbus…1-3-1…3…12-18
New York…0-4-1…1…9-22

Scoring Leaders (G-A-P)
Gretzky (LA) 5-3-8
Cullen (Pit) 3-5-8
Gagne (Phi) 1-7-8
M. Lemieux (Pit) 3-4-7
Brind’Amour (Phi) 6-0-6
Bourque (Bos) 3-3-6
Lindros (Phi) 3-3-6
Robitaille (LA) 3-3-6
Zherdev (Cbj) 3-3-6
Clitsome (Cbj) 1-5-6

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Comments
  1. forever&staalways says:

    Still haven’t won a game… -sigh-

  2. and my team won 1 game by an apparent fluke.

  3. Dan MacNeal says:

    still a whole nother half to go guys

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