Friday, August 23, 2013
Dogs tie it with 12 seconds left, 3-3 FINAL.
Tonight's Officials are sharp off the get-go. Caps had 4 players still on the ice when the warm up clock expired.
Bulldogs begin the game on the powerplay.
Powerplay becomes a 5 on 3 , 45 seconds in duration after Mason Malkowich is ejected for hitting-from behind. Dogs fail to connect.
The expected preseason mistakes are evident...Dogs take a bench minor , too many men, Caps capitalize. At 9:19 Kehler from Ball and Wieking.
1-0 Caps after 20 minutes.
No announcement regarding the shots.
Bulldogs tie it at 1-1 7:25 into the second, crazy scramble on the power play. Zak (Zeal? what an autocorrect that one was) Bowles scored it. No assists were given but it was about 3 rebounds later. Dogs now 1 for 4 on the power play.
Just seconds after the mid-game goalie change the Dogs go up 2-1 when Brett Stewart's point shot deflects in off a Capital stick. Josh ADKINS ;) assists at 10:36.
Caps now to the powerplay.
Powerplay becomes a 5 on 3 of 50+ seconds in duration, Dogs kill it to protect their 2-1 lead. 5:05 to play in the second.
Dogs score on an end-board bounce half a second after the buzzer to end the period, looked like a good call to wave it off to me.
2-1 Bulldogs lead after 40 minutes.
Bulldogs fail on an early powerplay chance to build their lead, shortly afterwards a misplay at the blue line results in a breakaway that Chad Cesarz connects on to make it 2-2, 4:21 into the third. No assists on the play.
Caps take a 3-2 lead on Kehler's second, firing a rebound home. A couple of multi-year vets assisted in Steen Cooper and Myles Powell at 13:08.
Ill-advised penalty sees the Caps go to the powerplay with 4:00 to go, up 3-2.
DRAMA....NO QUIT... It's August and I'm fired up like its April...Bulldogs tie it up with the goalie out with 12.1 seconds to play. Zak Bowles scored it from Kienan Scott on a Mak Barden slapper from a sharp angle that hit something and went in. Also heard it hit Kienan Scott. Shoot the puck. Never a bad idea.
Game ends in a 3-3 tie, no OT in preseason.