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Sunday, May 14, 2006

Pack Sent Packing

I once thought I had mono for an entire year. It turned out I was just really bored
Dan Girardi #48

The Hartford Wolf Pack were defeated by the Portland Pirates in overtime on Sunday night, 5-4, losing their Atlantic Division Finals series to Portland in six games. Pierre Parenteau's power-play goal at 3:06 of overtime-- his second goal of the game-- was the blow that brought about the end of Hartford's '05-'06 season.

Hartford came close to forcing a Game Seven at home, taking leads of 2-1 and 4-3 in this game, but ultimately couldn't hold on, as Garrett Bembridge tied the score for Portland both times the Pirates found themselves trailing in this game. It was Bembridge's goal at 1:10 of the third period that tied the game at 4-4 and sent the game into overtime. Portland held almost all of the momentum in the third period, receiving four power plays (including two in the final 6 minutes of regulation) in the third period to Hartford's none, outshooting Hartford in the period, 10-4.

You think that you're too cool for school, but I have a newsflash for you Walter Cronkite... you aren't
Chris Holt knocks the puck away from Bobby Ryan

What seems like ages since the Wolf Pack's last home game will now actually end up being all summer. Each of the last four games of the series with the Pirates were played on the road in Portland, making it almost as if the team dissapeared into the Maine woods a week-and-a-half ago and never came back. About all there is left for Connecticut hockey fans (or even Southern New England hockey fans, for that matter) is to root for the Danbury Trashers, who lead the Muskegon Fury in the U-Haul League semi-finals, 3 games to 2.

Yeah, and if a frog had wings, it wouldn't bump its ass when it hopped
Lauri Korpikoski checks Shane O'Brien

Portland will now move on to face the Hershey Bears in the AHL Eastern Conference Finals.


Anonymous htfdwlfpack said...

we lost on sunday,minor detail ,still SUCKS

5/15/06, 3:19 AM

Blogger Brushback said...

You're right-- the game was Sunday, and I had typed Thursday (I went back and changed it just now).

I've been making a bunch of mistakes like that lately-- like calling Game Five, "Game Six", which I had to go back and change, also.

5/15/06, 10:34 AM

Anonymous mrs. brushback said...

Go Hershey!

Can we make a trip to Chocolatetown, Dear?

I think the Wolf Pack played to their potential. When you struggle with losing your starting goaltender and not being able to rely on your backup, injuries, taking majorly stupid penalties, inability to capitalize on breakaways, and SUSPENSIONS IN THE FUCKING PLAYOFFS you're just not going to win.

I wonder if we'll see people like Giroux, Wiseman and Weller back next season. I was his worst critic during the regular season, but I really hope Chris Holt comes back to develop what he showed us in the playoffs.

5/17/06, 12:34 PM


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