Game 7 . Phoenix at Tampa.

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With the series tied at 3-3 the Cup is in the building and WILL be on the ice at the conclusion of this, the final game of GHCL season! Who will be the hero of Game 7……let’s find out!

Bolts carry the play for most of the first period out quality-chancing the visitors but Khudobin stands tall. With just over 4 minutes to play in the opening period Khudobin makes a great save thru a screen of a Brouwer shot, but the wily veteran Elias is there to bang home a juicy rebound for the games’ first goal…..1-0 TB after one.

Someone forgot to tell the Bolts the 2nd period started as they immediately give up a wide open chance for Getzlaf and the Yotes sniper beats Fleury at 0:16 to tie the game. That goal seemed to get the Bolts’ attention as Chara got a breakaway shortly thereafter, stoned by Khudobin, but then before the shift ended Toews fired one thru a screen the eludes Khudobin for a 2-1 TB lead at 2:01. Each goalie then took turns flashing the leather with multiple breakaway stops and inside chances thwarted until late in the period when Joel Ward finds a rebound and pushes it past Fleury to tie the game at 2-2. No more scoring in the middle period with the Yotes holding a slight shot advantage 26-25 but Khudobin has seen a lot more quality chances than Fleury to this point.

So the Cup comes down to a final 20 minutes (or maybe more!)! Yotes come flying out of the locker room with Voynov stoned by Fleury 29 seconds into the period and Fleury stopping Ryan on a great inside chance at 2:44 to keep the game tied. On the ensuing rush the Bolts work a sweet 3 way passing play with Carter the beneficiary of a great pass and he beats Khudobin to give the Bolts a 3-2 lead at 3:15. Bolts keep the pressure on sensing blood in the water and 3 minutes later it’s Elias again to push the lead to two 6 minutes into the 3rd. Furious play continues from both sides with each team giving it all they have and Khudobin continues to shine stopping Carter on a great rebound chance. Under 7 minutes to go and the Yotes are pressing and as a result give up not one but 2 breakaways in succession…….but Khudobin is there to keep the Yotes hopes alive. Down under 4 minutes to play and Bobby Ryan rips a twisted wrister past Fleury to cut the lead to one! Then off the ensuing faceoff the Bolts work the puck around and find Kopitar for an inside chance and bang, he beats Khudobin to extend the lead back to two goals at 5-3 with just under 2 minutes to play! Faceoff won by the Bolts as the Yotes look to get Khudobin to the bench for the extra attacker but O’Reilly is whistled for a penalty!! So the Yotes will now need 2 shorthanded goals to tie the game…..but that’s too much to ask and as the clock winds down chants of “we want the Cup!” ring thru the frenzied crowd and the Bolts are champions again taking game 7 by a 5-3 final!

3 stars of the game…….3 – Fleury (36 saves, 3goals, 3-6 rating saves), 2 – Carter (1g,1a, 6 shots), 1-Elias (2g including gwg, 6 shots)

Congrats to Jay and the Yotes on a great season, playoff run and awesome series!!

Phoenix PHO at Tampa Bay TAM
DATE : 06/17/2015

GOALS 1 2 3 OT F
Phoenix PHO 0 2 1 0 3
Tampa Bay TAM 1 1 3 0 5

SHOTS 1 2 3 OT F
Phoenix PHO 11 15 13 0 39
Tampa Bay TAM 14 11 10 0 35

S C O R I N G S U M M A R Y
1. TAM. PATRIK ELIAS(2)( JOE THORNTON, TROY BROUWER ): 1st 16:22
2. PHO. RYAN GETZLAF(7)( JOE PAVELSKI, SLAVA VOYNOV ): 2nd 0:16
3. TAM. JONATHAN TOEWS(8)( PATRICK SHARP, ZDENO CHARA ): 2nd 2:01
4. PHO. JOEL WARD(4)( SAKU KOIVU, RYAN O’REILLY ): 2nd 14:04
5. TAM. JEFF CARTER(6)( ANZE KOPITAR, NIKLAS HJALMARSSON ): 3rd 3:15
6. TAM. PATRIK ELIAS(3)( TROY BROUWER, ZDENO CHARA ): 3rd 6:12
7. PHO. BOBBY RYAN(3)( JASON SPEZZA, MAX PACIORETTY ): 3rd 17:38
8. TAM. ANZE KOPITAR(9)( ANDREW LADD, JEFF CARTER ): 3rd 18:03

P E N A L T I E S S U M M A R Y
1. PHO. JOE PAVELSKI – 2 Minutes: 1st 0:55
2. PHO. STEPHANE ROBIDAS – 2 Minutes: 1st 4:20
3. TAM. MATT CARLE – 2 Minutes: 1st 18:03
4. PHO. RYAN O’REILLY – 2 Minutes: 3rd 18:35

I N J U R I E S
NONE

Player Stats For Phoenix PHO
PLAYER +/- SOG G A PIM PP SH FO-W AC IT TA HIT SP AS
MAX PACIORETTY -1 3 0 1 0 0 0 0-0 31 17:39 0 1 0 1
JOE PAVELSKI 0 2 0 1 2 0 0 9-5 34 19:21 0 0 0 0
JOEL WARD -1 2 1 0 0 0 0 1-0 28 15:57 0 0 0 1
RYAN GETZLAF 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0-0 37 21:03 0 0 0 0
BOBBY RYAN -1 5 1 0 0 0 0 0-0 27 15:28 1 0 0 1
JASON SPEZZA -1 3 0 1 0 0 0 7-4 27 15:28 0 0 0 0
RYAN O’REILLY -1 3 0 1 2 0 0 1-0 31 17:39 0 0 0 1
JOFFREY LUPUL 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 13 7:21 0 0 1 1
SAKU KOIVU -1 2 0 1 0 0 0 4-0 25 14:05 0 0 0 0
JORDAN EBERLE 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 32 18:00 0 0 1 0
TYLER ENNIS 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1-0 13 7:21 0 0 0 0
JUSTIN WILLIAMS 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 13 7:21 1 0 1 0
STEPHANE ROBIDAS -1 4 0 0 2 0 0 0-0 36 20:36 2 1 0 0
TREVOR DALEY 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 19 10:57 0 0 0 0
DAN HAMHUIS -1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 43 24:13 0 0 0 0
KIMMO TIMONEN -1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 43 24:39 0 0 0 1
SLAVA VOYNOV -1 2 0 1 0 0 0 0-0 41 23:02 0 0 0 0
ANTON VOLCHENKOV 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 24 14:00 2 0 0 0
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TOTAL -10 39 3 6 6 0 0 23-9 6 2 3 6

Player Stats For Tampa Bay TAM
PLAYER +/- SOG G A PIM PP SH FO-W AC IT TA HIT SP AS
PATRICK SHARP 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0-0 33 18:52 0 1 0 1
PATRIK ELIAS 1 6 2 0 0 0 0 0-0 28 15:57 2 0 1 0 GWG
MARIAN HOSSA 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 35 19:52 0 0 0 1
ANZE KOPITAR 1 3 1 1 0 0 0 8-3 32 18:31 0 0 0 1
JONATHAN TOEWS 0 3 1 0 0 0 0 9-5 35 19:52 1 0 0 0
JEFF CARTER 1 6 1 1 0 0 0 1-1 32 18:31 0 2 0 1
DUSTIN BYFUGLIEN 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 18 10:24 0 0 1 1
BRAD RICHARDS 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 1-1 16 9:13 0 0 1 1
TEEMU SELANNE 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 13 7:21 0 0 0 0
ANDREW LADD 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0-0 27 15:28 1 1 0 1
ZDENO CHARA 1 0 0 2 0 0 0 0-0 47 26:24 0 1 0 0
BRENT SEABROOK 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 45 25:13 2 0 0 0
JOE THORNTON 1 2 0 1 0 0 0 4-4 25 14:05 0 0 0 0
TROY BROUWER 1 2 0 2 0 0 0 0-0 25 14:05 2 0 0 1
BRAYDON COBURN 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 19 10:57 0 0 0 0
MATT CARLE 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 0-0 36 20:36 0 1 0 0
NIKLAS HJALMARSSON 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0-0 36 20:36 2 1 0 0
JAN HEJDA 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 19 10:57 1 0 0 0
———————————————————————————
TOTAL 10 35 5 10 2 0 0 23-14 11 7 3 8

Goalie Stats For Phoenix PHO
PLAYER MIN SHOTS GA ENG GR GRS
CHAD JOHNSON 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
ANTON KHUDOBIN 60 35 5 0 13 9 105 LOSS

Goalie Stats For Tampa Bay TAM
PLAYER MIN SHOTS GA ENG GR GRS
MARC-ANDRE FLEURY 60 39 3 0 6 3 105 WIN
ROBIN LEHNER 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

POWER PLAY OPP GOALS
Phoenix PHO 1 0
Tampa Bay TAM 3 0

STARS OF THE GAME
1st star – PATRIK ELIAS from Tampa Bay
2nd star – JEFF CARTER from Tampa Bay
3rd star – MARC-ANDRE FLEURY from Tampa Bay

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