Kings new owner

Wow! Thanks Matt! Check’s in the mail! Just kidding guys. I’m just a truck driver (drive big rig) and parked for the evening in West Knoxville TN as I write this. On my way to Broken Bow Nebraska in North Central part of the state with hospital supplies.


I became a hockey fan in 1972 I was 10 when my dad took our family to hockey at SCOPE in Norfolk VA. The barn was brand new and we had just gotten an AHL affiliate of the Detroit Red Wings, the Tidewater Wings. The game was locally televised and got a soucvenir puck yo yo with a Wings logo on it. We had players such as Gerry Hart, Serge Lajeunesse, Robbie Ftorek, Doug Roberts, Claude Houde. That year became a fan of Bobby Orr and the Big Bads from Boston. I was hooked. The next day, Teacher took that puck yoyo away from me because I couldn’t stop playing with it.


The first hockey board game I played was called Faceoff Hockey (1975) now known as Hockey Bones. Then strat hockey came in the late 70’s. In the late 80’s, a computer game called True Hockey by Jim Connell which was bought by APBA Hockey and I started and ran the CHL for several years before handing off. During this time, I met several great guys including one Rob Gallamore. Rob, his family and I got a chance to meet at a SF Giants game on a Thursday afternoon in August of 1992 at the old Candlestick Park. He had a video made of us calling one inning of play by play one for the Bud Light Fantasy Announcing and gave me a copy of it. That tape remains the single best momento I have ever been given!
So, after many years of not being in contact, I looked him up and wrote Rob to see if he knew of any openings of strat leagues. Whaddya know, here I am! Glad to be back in a league with you buddy!

I also mentioned to Rob a new (new to me) hockey game called 4th street hockey (4th-street-sports.com) that I have been playing with and REALLY LOVE. Was wondering if any of you have played it? Now the board game is a Gilligan Job (3 hour tour) but the computer version based on the board is a 30 minute or less ordeal (with commercials! just kidding again!). 

You can sim seasons, has a great draft module and you can see the plays unfold on the ice and you can turn on the card option for individual matchup shooter/goalie matchup. The color coded goalie cards are unique!! I like the on ice assist by touches and you can set it to dole assists by rating on ice touches or a hybrid between the two. I simmed the 70-71 season and doing playoffs and posting on delphi forums. 

The board game has been out since 09 and the computer since’15. You can download FREE demos from any of his sports titles in board (pdf format-2 teams) or cpu (two teams active) then, if you buy, $29.95 plus comes with one free season from his available seasons, if you buy two seasons, you get one free! His customer service is FANTASTIC. 

Check out the you tube videos from Peter Miller, idjester, and by the owner himself, Bryan Aldrich. Now, there is no head to head netplay except in football. 3rd party software?? Missing a season? Player Creator function within the game so you can create your own seasons, players, teams, leagues. $29.95 and you don’t have to buy the game every year like strat! Season files downloads are $19.95-24.95. No, I am not on his payroll. I just BELIEVE IN HIS PRODUCTS!! I have three of his sports waiting on bkb to come out on computer. Thanks for reading. See you at the draft!

New owner…lottery

First let me introduce Geroge Torres, the new owner of the LA Kings. George is an experienced player that comes highly recommended. Welcome to the GHC George!


Second, the lottery draw. Odds were as follows:
40% Toronto30% Los Angeles20% New York10% Winnipeg
And the 1st pick goes to..Los Angeles!
2nd- Winnipeg3rd- Toronto4th- New York
A bit more exciting than the last few lotteries, as no team picks where they were slotted.

I’ve decided that with the NHL expansion draft coming Wednesday, that our trading period will not officially start until Thursday, 7/22. You can of course negotiate and work trades out before then, just no announcing them (most of us don’t start looking to deal until at least the ratings preview is out anyway). The preview came out 7/24 last year, so I expect it to be out late next week or maybe the week after.
I’ve been catching up on the trades today ahead of the protected lists being submitted. Fun stuff, next few weeks should be interesting.

New owner for the Kings

Best wishes to Pat McBride after 27 years in the league. We all wish him well down the road.

Taking over for the Los Angeles Kings will be George Torres. George is a long time Strat player and former Commish of Apba hockey leagues from the past. Rob and George were in hockey leagues way back in the 1990s.  George’s email is gntorres61@yahoo.com.

 

 

 

 

pages updated

History pages and Swain Cup champs pages are updated. Please check owners page and make sure I have things correct. I think some hometowns are incorrect.

Draft order  could look like this :  1- Toronto  2- LA Kings  3- New York Islanders . Top three scoring debut players… Kirill Kaprizov, Yegor Shrangovich, Tim Stutzle



 Tim Matte's Tampa Bay Lightning defeat the Todd Martin led Philadelphia Flyers 4-2 in the final.

TEAM                   GP  W  L  T OT PTS  GF  GA DIF 
Philadelphia PHI   80   54     21    0   5  113   278      207  TODD MARTIN
Tampa Bay TAM      80   50     25    0   5  105   269      229  TIM MATTE
Boston BOS         80   49     24    0   7  105   277      230  BOB BLANCHARD
Vancouver VAN      80   45     27    0   8   98   230      221  GARY OTTESON
St. Louis STL      80   43     28    0   9   95   273      241  ROB GALLAMORE
Dallas DAL         80   44     29    0   7   95   248      231  DON MIRON
Colorado COL       80   44     30    0   6   94   266      249  KEVIN ANTON 
Montreal MON       80   41     30    0   9   91   270      238  CRAIG TICALO
San Jose SJS       80   40     32    0   8   88   262      229  JEFF FREESE
New Jersey NJD     80   39     31    0  10   88   249      240  MATT HOTCHKISS
Vegas VGK          80   39     34    0   7   85   230      232  TONY DOFFIN
Minnesota MNW      80   39     38    0   3   81   245      260  DON LEVER
Winnipeg WIN       80   35     39    0   6   76   247      281  JAY EDLIN 
New York NYI       80   31     43    0   6   68   215      265  KEVIN MIRON
Los Angeles LAK    80   24     40    0  16   64   197      282  PAT MCBRIDE
Toronto TOR        80   23     54    0   3   49   189      310  KEITH LARKIN


MVP:  Tukka Rask , Boston , 65 Star points
PLAYOFF MVP:
COACH OF THE YEAR (MOST ROAD POINTS):  Bob Blanchard , 50 road points.

Game 1… lost in email . Tam at Phi

The skies were blue and a warm 25F in Philadelphia. The Flyers would like to thank the Phillies for moving their game to the afternoon so all could watch the first game of the 2021 Stanley Cup Finals. It was the Tampa Bay Lightning who finished second overall against the Philadelphia Flyers who finished first. And yes sandwiches were all abound in the new tradition of the giveaway. Giroux gets the first big opportunity with an inside shot GR but Jarry stops him at 3:46. As the the puck exits the zone the Lightning get caught in a line change and Giroux sets up Backlund who hits inside on a G11. 1-0 Flyers but the Lightning respond with 3 incredible chances all ending in Great Saves by Khudobin but the 4th is Cirelli scoring at 11:21. Alot of neutral zone play until Hall takes an outside shot GR but Jarry is on his metal. Johnson picks up a loose puck as Tampa is unable to clear and hits hall in the slot he also scores off his own card on a G14. The score ends 2-1 after one period the Home Team out shooting the visitors 12-11.


The second opens up with Weber breaking in he hits a G17 but Khudobin somehow reached behind his back and got it. WOW, what a save as the crowd jumps to their feet in appreciation. Many more chances for the Lightning but Khuby continues his hot play from game 6&7 of the Semi-Finals. Flyers feeling lucky to still be up one but Eller adds some room with an inside G11, and yes that’s the 3rd goal off their own cards in a row. The Flyers find it hard playing with all those horse shoes up their butts. The second ends with Khuby robbing Zibanejad in close at 18:12, we thought we were going to have to call the cops for the robbery. 3-1 Flyers after 2.
The first penalty of the game is finally called at 4:29 on a hook by Cirelli. The Flyers take advantage 30 seconds later with Pasternak finally beating Jarry on a GR. 4-1 Home Team and the fans buzzing from this point on. The Flyers kill off 2 penalties and when they get even Hall scores at 11:53 set up by the Kid and Schmidt. 5-1 now for the Flyers but Tampa keep pressing. 2 breakaways and an inside GR all stopped by Khudobin who put a statement on this game in the final minutes. He goes 11/12 and steals his first game of this series. Jarry goes a respectable 4/6.

The Flyers out shoot Tampa 37-33 and take game one 5-1 but the score is not indicative of the game. “As the Stars bounced back we expect the Lightning to do the same” said coach Martin. We know we’re playing Matte the Strat who won 2 championships last year. There’s a long way to go but are very happy to win the first game. Talks of Sergachev sliding in for Krug who’s playing with a strained thigh muscle but will be a game time decision. Amazed at the scoring prowess of the Lightning, never seen so many forwards who could score like that. We can’t be out G Rated 2 to 1 in games or this series will be over quick. Coach Martin could be heard yelling inside the dressing room asking if anyone has met their goalie yet? He sarcastically introduced Khuby to the team. And asked them to thank him as he just won them game one.
Game 2 goes off Tues or Weds depending on NBC’s schedule as they are picking up game 2.

TAM 1 VS PHI 5 (HALL 2G, KHUBY 11/12)

Todd Martin

Flyers take opener

Finals. Game 6. Philly in Tampa

Philly comes out flying, getting goals from Konecny and Bozak making it 2-0 Flyers only halfway through the 1st.
In the 2nd period, Sebastian Aho scores a pair to even things up at 2 heading into the 3rd.
Just 25 seconds into the 3rd, Larkin feeds Giroux as the Flyers take an 3-2 lead.
But just under 3 minutes later, Killorn sets up Marner and we’re tied at 3.
With 4:42 left, Nurse feeds Kopitar and he scores to give the Lightning a 4-3 lead.
The Lightning go into lockdown mode and that backfires as Konecny scores his 2nd of the game with just 3;31 left to tie the game at 4.
With 1:50 left in the 3rd, Nate Schmidt takes a penalty, but the Lightning cannot get one past Khudobin in regulation, so off to OT we go.
With just 10 sec left on the PP, and just as Schmidt steps out of the box, Ovechkin buries the Cup winner for the Lightning.
Final score, 5-4 Tampa, giving the Lightning back to back Swain Cups.
Tampa just wants to congratulate everyone on a great season, Matt for running such a fantastic league, and to their playoff opponents in rounds 1 and 2, Kevin (COL), Bob (BOS) for assembling such competitive teams. A bounce here and there, any series could have gone either way. Special thanks to Todd Martin (PHI), for coaching this Philly team to perfection. A quality owner for years to come, and a great guy. The Finals were nerve wracking to say the least. Thanks for a great series Todd!
Thanks guys, and have a wonderful summer.
Tim
Tampa Bay Lightning

                       Philadelphia PHI at Tampa Bay TAM                        
DATE : 07/05/2021

GOALS                          1  2  3 OT  F
Philadelphia PHI               2  0  2  0  4 
Tampa Bay TAM                  0  2  2  1  5 

SHOTS                          1  2  3 OT  F
Philadelphia PHI               16 13 13 0  42
Tampa Bay TAM                  7  12 16 2  37

S C O R I N G  S U M M A R Y
1. PHI. TRAVIS KONECNY(8)( NATE SCHMIDT, SIDNEY CROSBY ): 1st 4:29
2. PHI. TYLER BOZAK(2)( RYAN ELLIS, LARS ELLER ): 1st 10:12
3. TAM. SEBASTIAN AHO(9)( ALEX OVECHKIN, DARNELL NURSE ): 2nd 2:10
4. TAM. SEBASTIAN AHO(10)( DUSTIN BROWN, ESA LINDELL ): 2nd 15:10
5. PHI. CLAUDE GIROUX(4)( DYLAN LARKIN, RYAN SUTER ): 3rd 0:29
6. TAM. MITCH MARNER(8)( ALEX KILLORN, MIKA ZIBANEJAD ): 3rd 3:11
7. TAM. ANZE KOPITAR(4)( DARNELL NURSE, ZACH HYMAN ): 3rd 15:18
8. PHI. TRAVIS KONECNY(9)( MATT NISKANEN, TAYLOR HALL ): 3rd 16:29
9. TAM. ALEX OVECHKIN(13)( DARNELL NURSE, SEBASTIAN AHO ): OT 0:10

 P E N A L T I E S  S U M M A R Y
1. TAM. ALEX OVECHKIN - 2 Minutes: 1st 1:28
2. PHI. TAYLOR HALL - 2 Minutes: 1st 5:00
3. PHI. TYLER BOZAK - 2 Minutes: 1st 19:46
4. PHI. ANTON KHUDOBIN - 2 Minutes: 2nd 6:02
     EXTRA PENALTY SERVED BY TRAVIS KONECNY
6. PHI. LARS ELLER - 2 Minutes: 2nd 12:18
7. TAM. DUSTIN BROWN - 2 Minutes: 2nd 16:19
8. PHI. DYLAN LARKIN - 2 Minutes: 2nd 16:19
9. PHI. NATE SCHMIDT - 2 Minutes: 3rd 18:10

 I N J U R I E S
NONE

Player Stats For Philadelphia PHI
PLAYER                        +/- SOG  G  A PIM PP SH  FO-W AC    IT TA HIT SP AS
DAVID PASTRNAK                 -3   5  0  0   0  0  0   0-0 29 16:23  0   0  1  1 
SIDNEY CROSBY                   1   3  0  1   0  0  0  13-9 41 22:51  1   0  0  2 
JONATHAN MARCHESSAULT           0   2  0  0   0  0  0   0-0 25 15:16  0   1  0  1 
TRAVIS KONECNY                  1   5  2  0   0  0  0   0-0 30 17:14  1   0  0  2 
CLAUDE GIROUX                  -3   5  1  0   0  0  0  13-6 30 16:49  2   0  0  0 
TAYLOR HALL                     1   3  0  1   2  0  0   1-1 27 15:14  2   0  0  1 
DYLAN LARKIN                   -3   4  0  1   2  0  0   1-0 30 16:49  2   0  0  0 
ALEXANDER KERFOOT               1   0  0  0   0  0  0   0-0  9  5:00  0   0  0  0 
LARS ELLER                      1   1  0  1   2  0  0   0-0  9  5:00  0   0  0  0 
TYLER BOZAK                     1   2  1  0   2  0  0   1-1  9  5:00  0   0  0  0 
MIKAEL BACKLUND                 0   2  0  0   0  0  0   0-0 37 21:15  0   0  0  1 
MATT NISKANEN                   0   0  0  1   0  0  0   0-0 50 28:11  0   0  0  0 
RYAN GETZLAF                    0   3  0  0   0  0  0   2-1 22 13:16  2   0  0  1 
NATE SCHMIDT                    0   1  0  1   2  0  0   0-0 32 18:12  0   1  0  0 
RYAN SUTER                     -1   2  0  1   0  0  0   0-0 40 22:21  1   0  0  0 
RYAN ELLIS                     -1   3  0  1   0  0  0   0-0 40 22:21  4   0  0  1 
TOREY KRUG                      0   0  0  0   0  0  0   0-0 16  9:46  0   0  0  0 
ERIK JOHNSON                    0   1  0  0   0  0  0   0-0 31 17:45  0   0  0  0 
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TOTAL                          -5  42  4  8  10  0  0 31-18          15   2  1 10

Player Stats For Tampa Bay TAM
PLAYER                        +/- SOG  G  A PIM PP SH  FO-W AC    IT TA HIT SP AS
MIKA ZIBANEJAD                  0   4  0  1   0  0  0  10-4 34 18:55  1   1  0  1 
ALEX OVECHKIN                   2   4  1  1   2  0  0   0-0 37 20:02  0   1  0  1 GWG
ALEX KILLORN                    0   3  0  1   0  0  0   1-0 41 23:17  1   1  0  0 
MITCH MARNER                    0   4  1  0   0  0  0   0-0 38 21:17  0   0  0  1 
SEBASTIAN AHO                   2   5  2  1   0  0  0  13-6 29 16:29  3   0  0  1 
WILLIAM NYLANDER               -2   2  0  0   0  0  0   0-0 21 11:54  0   0  0  1 
ANZE KOPITAR                    1   2  1  0   0  0  0   2-2 22 13:04  3   0  0  0 
ANTHONY CIRELLI                -2   0  0  0   0  0  0   5-1 17  9:28  0   0  0  0 
TYLER ENNIS                    -2   4  0  0   0  0  0   0-0 21 11:54  1   0  0  0 
EVGENII DADONOV                 1   2  0  0   0  0  0   0-0 22 13:04  0   0  0  1 
ZACH HYMAN                      1   1  0  1   0  0  0   0-0 22 13:04  0   0  0  0 
DUSTIN BROWN                    2   1  0  1   2  0  0   0-0 22 12:03  0   1  0  1 
SHEA WEBER                      1   1  0  0   0  0  0   0-0 40 22:21  0   0  0  1 
NEAL PIONK                      0   2  0  0   0  0  0   0-0 31 17:45  0   0  0  1 
ALEX GOLIGOSKI                  0   1  0  0   0  0  0   0-0 35 20:12  1   0  0  0 
DAMON SEVERSON                  0   1  0  0   0  0  0   0-0 16  9:46  0   1  0  0 
ESA LINDELL                     0   0  0  1   0  0  0   0-0 32 18:12  0   0  0  0 
DARNELL NURSE                   1   0  0  3   0  0  0   0-0 43 24:21  0   0  0  0 
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TOTAL                           5  37  5 10   4  0  0 31-13          10   5  0  9

Goalie Stats For Philadelphia PHI
PLAYER                          MIN  SHOTS GA  ENG GR GRS
JAKE ALLEN                       0      0   0    0  0  0   0   
ANTON KHUDOBIN                   60     37  5    0  8  4   106 LOSS

Goalie Stats For Tampa Bay TAM
PLAYER                          MIN  SHOTS GA  ENG GR GRS
JORDAN BINNINGTON                0      0   0    0  0  0   0   
TRISTAN JARRY                    60     42  4    0  8  6   106 WIN

POWER PLAY                    OPP   GOALS
Philadelphia PHI              1         0
Tampa Bay TAM                 5         0

STARS OF THE GAME
1st star - SEBASTIAN AHO from Tampa Bay
2nd star - TRAVIS KONECNY from Philadelphia
3rd star - ALEX OVECHKIN from Tampa Bay

GAME STORY
In their home arena Tampa Bay won a close one against Philadelphia by 
the final score of 5 to 4.  ALEX OVECHKIN scored the game's final goal 
at 0:10 of overtime.  TRAVIS KONECNY found the net twice for Philadelphia. 
And SEBASTIAN AHO scored twice and passed for one assist for Tampa Bay. 
Others registering goals were CLAUDE GIROUX and TYLER BOZAK for Philadelphia 
and MITCH MARNER and ANZE KOPITAR for Tampa Bay.


Finals. Game 5. Tampa – Philly

The much anticipated and pivotal game 5 took place in the Liberty City. Tampa coming off a big overtime win in game 4 to keep the Flyers from having a stranglehold on the series. The first period goes the Flyers way getting the first power play but Jarry stops Pastrnak in close. Now its the Bolts turn Ovechkin set up on his traditional off wing. He hits on their second GR of the period from Zibanejad and Pionk at 7:07. The Flyers out chance the Bolts 3-2 on GR’s and shots 12-11. The second also goes the home teams way out chancing the Lightning again. But once again it’s the Bolts special teams that connects first. Marner on the PP after a hooking penalty on Crosby. Marner on the PP at 12:32 from Zibanejad and Ovechkin. The period ends 2-0 for the visitors with Jarry shining bright go 6 for 6 on GR’s and the visitors out shooting the Flyers 12-10. Into the third and the Flyers down 2 open things up but at 8:54 Niskanen puts a wicked slash on Zibanejad and goes to the box. The Bolts 2 for 2 on the PP so far can’t connect for a third time. The crowd gives a roar as the Phillies have 9:03 to take a run at a big comeback finally at even strength. The teams have a lot of neutral zone play as the Bolts seem to be playing the old “Neutral Zone Trap”. The Flyers get a couple of GR’s this period and Jarry robs both. WOW!!! The kid is now 8 for 8.
The game ends there as the Flyers can’t solve Jarry. Khudobin outplayed by the kid but still is a very respectable 6 for 7. Marner having connected on a 1-14 earlier. There’s nothing the Flyers could do this game as they out chanced the Bolts for the first 2 periods and had a great game. “Sometimes you just hit a hot goaltender” says coach Martin. “We had Khuby steal game 1, so it’s tit for tat”. “We need another big win in Tampa” said Holmgren. “Our stars have to be our best players”. ” Zibanejad, Marner and Ovechkin have shone for the Bolts in this series and the Flyers can’t find an answer. Down to the sunny state and all players are forbidden to go to that Tiki Bar this time. OOPS! Did Holmgren just leak something?
 
Tim find attached my CM for game 6. Just some minor changes. Good Luck.
 
TAM 2 VS PHI 0 (JARRY 8/8)
Todd Martin

Finals Game 2. Tampa-Philly

Another packed house and the crowd buzzing. The puck is dropped for game 2 and it’s the Home Team who get the first PP of the game. Patrnak connects at 13:30 from Crosby and Konecny. Then a slew of 4 penalties in a row for the home team. Zebanijad scores on the PP at 18:27 from Marner. The period ends in a 1-1 tie. Ovechkin hits at 3:19 from Cirelli and Marner. This line is flying tonight dominating our Larkin, Backlund and Giroux line. 2-1 for the Bolts as the Flyers miss a G14 and later a G15. Looks like Jarry is answering back. Finally Ellis connects at 7:55 to tie the game up and it stays that way into the 3rd. And here’s that whistle again and the Bolts get their 4th PP of the game. Marner connects at 2:25 from OV and Zibanejad and a 3-2 lead. The Flyers hit a 1-13 and of course that missed too. DANG!!! No luck tonight.

At 12:23 Cirelli hits on an inside shot for an insurance marker from Marner and OV. Niskanen scores to make it 4-3 from Getzlaf and Schmidt. What a game back and forth but the Flyers can’t get another as the Kid Jarry says monkey see monkey do. He and Khudobin go 3/5 each but Jarry making some special extra saves. Marner has a goal and 3 assists and was unstoppable tonight. Amazing when Flyers have three 4-4 forwards out there. OV also had a goal and 2 assists. The Bolts go 2/4 on the PP and the Flyers 1/1. The penalties seemed to be the difference as the Referees had to be escorted off the ice. Never mind the Broad Street Bullies, its the fans we have to worry about now. Off to Tampa Bay for games 3&4. Philly now hoping also to at least get a split on the road.

Todd Martin

Game 6. Tampa Bay Lightning at the Boston Garden

Score: TB 5 BB 4 (OT): An exhausted Bruin team watched as the Lightning celebrated an OT win on Zac Hyman’s 2nd goal of the game. Per 1: The B’s rushed off to a 2-0 lead and looked like they would run the lightning out of the Garden. But Marner got a 1-14 chance which he buried. B’s wenmt up 3-1 at the end of the period as Werenski’s
bomb from the blue line went in.

Per 2: Zibanejad and Hyman’s first of the night evened the game.

Per 3: First Draisaitl pulled the Bruins ahead,,,,then just as easily Weber shot an outside shot that found the back of the net…we’re tied and in OT.

OT: Almost to the end of the OT…Zac Hyman got his 2nd of the night and the game was over.

GAME STORY:
The visitors from Tampa Bay squeezed out a victory over Boston by a final tally of 5 to 4. ZACH HYMAN netted the last goal, the game winner, at 19:14 of overtime. HYMAN scored twice and passed for one assist for Tampa Bay. And LEON DRAISAITL found the net twice on 10 shots for Boston. Others who scored were MIKA ZIBANEJAD, MITCH MARNER and SHEA WEBER for Tampa Bay and BLAKE WHEELER and ZACH WERENSKI for Boston.

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                          Tampa Bay TAM at Boston BOS
DATE : 06/22/2021
Tampa Bay TAM 1 2 1 1 5
Boston BOS 3 0 1 0 4

SHOTS 1 2 3 OT F
Tampa Bay TAM 11 10 11 15 47
Boston BOS 14 10 16 4 44

S C O R I N G S U M M A R Y
1. BOS. LEON DRAISAITL(8)( CONNOR McDAVID, EVGENI MALKIN ) (PP) : 1st 6:33
2. BOS. BLAKE WHEELER(6)( TYLER TOFFOLI, QUINN HUGHES ) (PP) : 1st 8:00
3. TAM. MITCH MARNER(4)( NEAL PIONK, ALEX OVECHKIN ): 1st 12:58
4. BOS. ZACH WERENSKI(2)( VINNIE HINOSTROZA, KEVIN SHATTENKIRK ): 1st 16:57
5. TAM. MIKA ZIBANEJAD(1)( EVGENII DADONOV, DARNELL NURSE ): 2nd 14:07
6. TAM. ZACH HYMAN(3)( ANTHONY CIRELLI, NEAL PIONK ): 2nd 18:07
7. BOS. LEON DRAISAITL(9)( MATS ZUCCARELLO, AARON EKBLAD ): 3rd 2:12
8. TAM. SHEA WEBER(2)( ZACH HYMAN, ANTHONY CIRELLI ): 3rd 18:12
9. TAM. ZACH HYMAN(4)( DUSTIN BROWN ): OT 19:14

P E N A L T I E S S U M M A R Y
1. TAM. MIKA ZIBANEJAD - 2 Minutes: 1st 5:38
2. TAM. SHEA WEBER - 2 Minutes: 1st 7:55
3. BOS. LEON DRAISAITL - 2 Minutes: 1st 18:11
4. BOS. EVGENI MALKIN - 2 Minutes: 2nd 1:33
5. TAM. ANTHONY CIRELLI - 2 Minutes: 2nd 1:33
6. BOS. BLAKE WHEELER - 2 Minutes: 2nd 5:37
7. TAM. MIKA ZIBANEJAD - 2 Minutes: 2nd 5:37
8. TAM. MITCH MARNER - 2 Minutes: 2nd 19:47
9. BOS. MATS ZUCCARELLO - 2 Minutes: 3rd 2:46

I N J U R I E S
NONE

Player Stats For Tampa Bay TAM
PLAYER +/- SOG G A PIM PP SH FO-W AC IT TA HIT SP AS
MIKA ZIBANEJAD 1 5 1 0 4 0 0 8-4 37 20:59 1 0 1 2
ALEX OVECHKIN 1 7 0 1 0 0 0 1-0 44 24:51 2 0 1 1
ALEX KILLORN 1 4 0 0 0 0 0 1-1 43 24:18 0 0 2 0
MITCH MARNER 1 4 1 0 2 0 0 0-0 44 24:51 0 0 0 1
SEBASTIAN AHO 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 6-1 38 21:52 0 0 0 1
WILLIAM NYLANDER -1 2 0 0 0 0 0 1-1 21 12:15 0 1 0 1
ANZE KOPITAR -1 2 0 0 0 0 0 4-3 18 10:22 1 0 0 0
ANTHONY CIRELLI 2 1 0 2 2 0 0 8-3 39 21:48 0 1 0 0
TYLER ENNIS -1 5 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 21 12:15 1 0 2 1
EVGENII DADONOV 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0-0 29 16:59 1 0 1 1
ZACH HYMAN 2 2 2 1 0 0 0 0-0 38 21:31 0 0 0 1 GWG
DUSTIN BROWN 2 3 0 1 0 0 0 0-0 38 21:31 0 1 2 1
SHEA WEBER 1 3 1 0 2 0 0 0-0 47 26:40 3 1 0 1
NEAL PIONK 3 1 0 2 0 0 0 0-0 36 20:07 0 0 0 1
ALEX GOLIGOSKI -1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 56 32:25 1 3 0 0
DAMON SEVERSON 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 29 16:24 2 1 0 0
ESA LINDELL -1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 49 28:49 1 0 0 0
DARNELL NURSE 1 3 0 1 0 0 0 0-0 53 29:59 2 0 0 0
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TOTAL 15 47 5 9 10 0 0 29-13 15 8 9 12

Player Stats For Boston BOS
PLAYER +/- SOG G A PIM PP SH FO-W AC IT TA HIT SP AS
LEON DRAISAITL -2 10 2 0 2 1 0 15-10 48 26:50 0 0 3 3
CONNOR McDAVID -1 6 0 1 0 0 0 1-0 38 21:52 1 0 1 3
EVGENI MALKIN -2 4 0 1 2 0 0 0-0 44 24:50 0 0 0 2
DOMINIK KAHUN -1 3 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 36 20:51 0 1 0 0
BLAKE WHEELER -1 2 1 0 2 1 0 5-5 30 17:16 0 2 1 0
TYLER TOFFOLI 1 6 0 1 0 0 0 1-0 30 17:07 0 0 2 1
ONDREJ PALAT -1 0 0 0 0 0 0 4-1 40 22:51 1 0 0 0
JAMIE BENN -1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 29 16:59 0 1 0 0
ZACH WERENSKI 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 0-0 63 36:08 1 0 0 3
MATS ZUCCARELLO -2 6 0 1 2 0 0 0-0 39 21:48 0 0 0 0
JOSH ARCHIBALD 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 29 16:15 0 0 0 0
KEVIN SHATTENKIRK 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0-0 58 33:06 0 0 0 0
QUINN HUGHES -3 0 0 1 0 0 0 0-0 29 16:24 1 0 0 0
COREY PERRY -1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 21 12:24 0 0 0 0
VINNIE HINOSTROZA 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 3-0 17 10:05 0 0 0 1
JOHN MARINO -3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 34 19:26 0 0 0 0
JACCOB SLAVIN -1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 47 26:40 3 1 0 0
AARON EKBLAD -1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0-0 47 26:40 1 0 0 0
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TOTAL -15 44 4 8 8 2 0 29-16 8 5 7 13

Goalie Stats For Tampa Bay TAM
PLAYER MIN SHOTS GA ENG GR GRS
JORDAN BINNINGTON 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
TRISTAN JARRY 79 44 4 0 19 15 139 WIN

Goalie Stats For Boston BOS
PLAYER MIN SHOTS GA ENG GR GRS
MARCUS HOGBERG 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
JACOB MARKSTROM 79 47 5 0 10 7 139 LOSS

POWER PLAY OPP GOALS
Tampa Bay TAM 2 0
Boston BOS 3 2

STARS OF THE GAME
1st star - ZACH HYMAN from Tampa Bay
2nd star - NEAL PIONK from Tampa Bay
3rd star - LEON DRAISAITL from Boston

Game 7. Dallas at Philadelphia

The best two words in sports Game Seven. Will it be Khooby Dooby Doo or Khooby Dooby Don’t? Will the Stars be Frank with a 31 year old AHL goalie who has stolen the show?
A packed house in Philly and Holmgren puts out the Steak & Cheese deal for every ticket stub. “Why not says Paul we’re 2-0 with the give aways”.
The first period opens with the Stars all over the Flyers. Surprising with the crowd screaming and standing from the opening faceoff. Back on their heals the Stars fire 3 GR’s at Khudobin to no avail but Giroux scores on Francouz on their second GR at 10:37 of the 1st period. Later in the period at 13:29 Getzlaf scores to make it 2-0 Philly and ends at that for the period. A shame since the Stars bomb Philly with 16 shots and Flyers only getting 7. Into the second and surely the Flyers will get some luck as far as chances but no way as the Stars out shoot the Flyers again 10-8 and one is Meier scoring at 2:12. The score now 2-1 for the home team they just need to hang on to get to the Show. Finally the Flyers get some luck and chances but miss 5 Breakaway opportunities as the Defenceman just don’t have the ratings over the 3 periods. WTF. The Flyers out shoot the Stars finally 13-12 but still give up a goal at 3:11 as Marchand sends in Atkinson for the tying goal. Parayko missed a G9 for the lead and Backlund later misses a G11 as the crowd falls to their seats with heads in hand. The 3rd period just like overtime now as it’s getting late. 5 seconds left what could seriously happen? Well Hoffman a prolific scorer gets a pass right in front of Khooby and hits a GR. No says the goalie as he makes a big glove hand save. WOW! Off to O/T we go. Game 7 overtime, one goal to decide who goes to the Stanley Cup Finals. No one is sitting as Larkin gets set up in the slot at 2:12 but the incredible checking center Jordan Staal dives and lifts his stick. How in the world did this guy not win the best defensive forward this year? Back the other way and Point is in alone but Niskanen sprawls and knocks the puck off his stick. Crazy hockey guys diving everywhere. It’s life and death out there, I’ve never seen anything like this. 5:35 into overtime Crosby takes a bouncing puck of the shin pad and head mans it up to Pastrnak he intern hits a flying Hall on the opposite wing. He breaks in fakes the shot Francouz is caught out of the net he passes to Pastrnak who redirects it at the net. Francouz dives and gets a piece of it with his blocker, it goes up and is trickling to the net and just rolls over the goal line. He SCOOOOOOOOORES!!!!!!. The crowd erupts as Pastrnak wins it in O/T. The Flyers are off to the Stanley Cup Finals.
Coach Martin moves the Crosby line to play against the 3rd line to give him and Pastrnak some room as they’ve been shut down so far. It paid off in the end but we were out played all game. Khudobin finally steals his game going 12/14 and Francouz cools off going 6/9. Definitely our MVP for the Stars was Francouz, what a performance. Konecny scored 6 goals in the series and is the Flyers MVP.  The Flyers will now wait and see if they’ll play the Bruins or the Lightning in the other series. What an incredible series to be a part of and it’s a shame anyone had to lose. It was like Ali vs Frasier in a 15 round Heavyweight bout. Hats off to Don Miron who took me to the wall and almost upset the President Trophy winners. Hold your heads high Dallas Stars.
 
DALLAS 2 PHILADELPHIA 3 O/T (PASTRNAK AT 5:35 OF OVERTIME)
Todd Martin