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Monday, March 26, 2007

Pack Back In Second

Hulk smash things! Me grimace like Hulk!

After a horrendous 5-2 loss to the Worcester Sharks on Friday, the Hartford Wolf Pack took their three-game losing streak on the road over the weekend and won two games, against the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins and the Providence Bruins.

Chris Holt was given the start in net against Wilkes-Barre on Saturday, with Al Montoya getting scratched for the night after being pulled in both of his previous two starts. Newcomer Andrew Gallant (since released) served as the back-up goalie, wearing number 96 (!).

The Wolf Pack took a 4-1 lead into the third period, but the Penguins scored twice in the third to close the gap and make the final score 4-3.

Those WBS Penguins Booster Club members are freakin' ruthless

Al Montoya was back in net against Providence on Sunday and responded admirably by shutting out the Bruins, 1-0. Alex Bourret's second period goal turned out to be all that the Pack needed. Brandon Dubinsky assisted on Bourret's goal, giving him points in all three of this past week's games (2g, 2a).

The loss was Providence's third in a row, allowing the Wolf Pack to leapfrog over the Bruins and into second in the division, three points ahead of Providence.

SInce this post is fairly skimpy on game details, I'll try to make up for it by closing things off with a couple of ugly jerseys from the teams that the Wolf Pack laid to waste over the weekend.

Providence Bruins '07 St. Pat's jersey

WBS Penguins '99-'00 tie-dye warmup jersey


Anonymous quint said...

The game got a little ugly for wolf*pack fans at the dunkin donut center this past sunday. As is typical the road warrior fans congregated together. With the Pack ahead in the game one of the ushers decided it was time to start enforcing a "rule" that you can not put your feet up on the seat in front of you.

Several of the Pack fans were told a second time. These fans, in a polite manner, directed the jacked-boot-thug-usher to the inconsitency of his application of the "rule" as many other Providence fans had their feet up on the seats in front of them.

Seeing that he was not getting anywhere with the fans the underling went to recruit one of the chief thugs. His opening line was a pointing out of the security cameras and that the vile behaviour of feet on seat had been filmed.

This berating went on for the last two minutes of the game.

3/26/07, 11:15 PM

Blogger Brushback said...

I remember we were at a game in Springfield a couple of seasons ago and the same thing happened, with the headset-wearing security-type guy (I forget what nickname I had for him at the time) telling all of us to put our feet down.

It seems Wolf Pack fans can't engender good will anywhere.

3/27/07, 10:09 AM

Blogger Jersey Beat said...

When does hockey season finally send so you can start talking about something interesting, like baseball?

3/27/07, 10:22 AM

Blogger Brushback said...

Wait, I think I just did a baseball post the other day. Or maybe it's last year that I'm thinking of.

Doesn't my "Lordi" post count as interesting stuff?

3/27/07, 10:48 AM


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