Saturday, January 31, 2009

No Intensity + No Speed = No Win

Yes folks the let down was bound to happen. And it's going happen against the last place team. So the Storm finally lost a game - shut out 2-0 by the Etobicoke Dolphins. It was only the third win of the season for the Fish and only the third loss for the Storm.

The ending was pretty ugly too. With less than two minutes left in game and a scoreless tie, the Dolphins took a penalty. While the Storm was on the powerplay, a slapshot from the point was blocked which led to a breakaway and the first of two shorthanded goals. With Asia now on the bench for an extra attacker, the Dolphins took another penalty. So the Storm was now playing 6 on 3 when the turned over at the blue line and a Dophin fired it down the ice into the empty net with just 0.1 seconds left.

It was a frustrating game after such a convincing win last week to clinch first place. But it was a meaningless game. Let's hope we recover on Saturday and finish the season strong against Scarborough.