October 29, 1995
The B's swept into Buffalo looking to continue the streak to 9 wins in a row. With a Ray Bourque one-timer from Don Sweeney in the first 43 seconds, we had a pretty good idea how this one would play out. Two goals from Joe Mullen, and one each from Todd Elik, Adam Oates, Ted Donato, and Shawn McEachern ensured the victory in a very comfortable fashion. Of course Kevin Stevens continued his dominance in the ring thumping Jason Dawe in the second period. Blaine Lacher made 44 saves in this one. Mullen, Oates, Elik are the three stars.
League News: St. Louis acquired a 3rd round pick from New Jersey for forward Esa Tikkanen.
Also, Calgary acquired Claude Lapointe from the Avadiques (COL/QUE) for a 7th round choice. (That 7th round choice turned out to be Sami Pahlsson by the way)
November 3, 1995 Bruins @ Penguins.
This game had it all. We kicked it off with Alexei Kasatonov scoring on Blaine Lacher, totally my bad but I'm still not as bad at this game as Mark Mowers is at real hockey. (We've had this blog a month and I can't believe that was my first Mark Mowers joke.) Kasatonov rebounds and threads a sweet pass to Ted Donato a few seconds later to tie her up at 1. It was a real back and forth game for the next period and a half. Stevens takes out Sergei Zubov for the game, then Luc Robitaille gets the Pens up 2-1. B's fire right back, Jozef Stumpel rockets one from the top of the circle from Rob Zombie, I mean, Rick Zombo. Todd Elik then makes it 3-2 B's from Oates and Don Sweeney. Then a 4-2 lead provided by Kevin Stevens who banked a rebound left by Tom Barrasso after a Bourque blast. John Rohloff then takes his golden gloves record to 3-0 by walloping Francois Leroux in a no contest bout. A weird sequence at the end of the second saw a delayed penalty on Oates for a trip, the Pens score (MacIver) and Oates still goes to the box. Then on the ensuing powerplay Mikko Makela drops in to tie the game at 4. All Bruins from here on out. Joe Mullen nets a pair for the 2nd game in a row. Neely and Donato (his second) also had goals late. Mullen, Donato, Stumpel are the three stars. B's outshot again 49-34.
Another post coming tonight. Maybe the best game of the year.....