Saturday, February 20, 2010

Storm come back from the brink

Once again the Storm waste a very strong effot by taking late penalties to put themselves in a hole but this time they dug themselves out for an thrilling finish. The Storm came out flying and held a strong territorial advantage in the first period but couldn't beat the Etobicoke goalie. But after 142 minutes and 39 seconds of going scoreless against the Dolphins, the goose egg was broken. Genevieve on a breakaway finally scored to give the Storm a 1-0 lead. However, just over a minute later, while on the powerplay the Dolphins once again scored to even up the game.

Early the in the third period the Storm once again began taking a series of penalties and the Dolphins once again capitalized to take a 3-1 lead. It wasn't looking good for the Storm. However, Genevieve scored her second of the game to bring the Storm to within one. With less than 4 minutes remaining the Storm was again killing a penalty but this time they were able to kill it off. When even strength and Bianca on the bench for an extra skater the Storm were pressing the Dolphins and forcing their goalie to come up with some big saves. With the clocking ticking down Gabby passed the puck into the crease from the corner where Alex redirected it over the goalie's shoulder with just 6 seconds remaining in game.

With 3 out of 4 points in their first 2 playdown games, the Storm are still in contention for the one regional Provincial spot.