Again it's been awhile since we've gotten an update from the boys. It's been another week since games were played and they are again not fresh in my mind. The only real solid point I can make about these games is that when you take 1-3 weeks off it's like you're starting the game all over again. I hung around in the first game long enough to lose by one. My game came back to life in the second game only to eek out a win. First some league news.....
November 13th, 1995- Los Angeles Kings trade Michael Petit to the Tampa Bay Lightning for Steve Finn. (Who and Who? They were in the game surprisingly. But no Kyle McLaren? Makes one wonder.)
That same night- Panthers @ Bruins
A tear jerker. Brian Skrudland drains one late in the first period (assisted by Bob Kudelski) and the Panthers never looked back. The Bruins took 7 minor penalties and one major in this game to pretty much keep me short handed the entire game. Kevin Stevens made his usual mark felt, this time (again) on the face of Tom Fitzgerald. Not even computerized hockey players listen to me. I told Tommy weeks ago fighting is not his bag (baby!). Anyhow, Skrudland, Kudelski, and Andrei Lumakin are the three stars as the B's were outshot 44-25.
November 15th and 16th- Moving Day
The Devils trade netminder Chris Terreri to San Jose for a pick.
San Jose then moves F Pat Falloon to the Flyers for a pair of picks.
Washington gets in on the action by acquiring D Eric Charron from Tampa Bay for a pick.
Finnally Buffalo trades D Doug Bodger to San Jose for Vaclav Varada.
November 17th- Bruins @ Blues
Back on the road, the Bruins face off against one of the busier off-season movers in the league. A sign of the times changing early in this one. Ted Donato gets a gift early in the first period when Al MacInnis slides one past his own Grant Fuhr for the 1-0 Bruins lead. Not much action again as I reacclimate myself to the game. Chris Pronger decides to get a little antsy and picks a fight with....guess who. Stevens pummels him handily late in the second. Opening shift, third period, Adam Oates takes a nice feed from Bourque, skates 2/3's of the ice to slam home the 2-0 lead. Halfway through the third, Shawn McEachern seals the win with an unassisted goal. Donato, Oates, McEachern are the stars. Shots went 32 a piece.
Maybe a couple games today. Guest players just might be seen next weekend, stay tuned!