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Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Phantoms vs. Worcester Sharks 1-14-09: Third Period

It's been a relatively quiet period so far. Along with his first assist and goal as a Phantoms, Briere can now add his first penalty. We killed off our shorthanded situations with no difficulty so far, and we now have 8:25 remaining in the third period. The SOG are Phantoms 22, Sharks 35, but for once our being outshot is not an ominous sign. CLOD, oops CLAUDE Lemieux has been getting heckled, but given the edge he has played with for all these years, he should be well used to that. ;)

In the "Great things come in small packages" department, I have reason to believe, after observation tonight, that Jared Ross is ever so slightly taller than Danny Briere. :) I can't help but smile to think that the top guys on both the Flyers and Phantoms are some of the most vertically-challenged indiiduals in the organization. We can add Matsumoto to that list, too, though he's not quite so compact-in-frame as the above-mentioned pair. (Hey, I'm vertically-challenged myself, so I take an extra interest in these details.)

Well, there goes ONE power play that we won't score on. We took a penalty soon afterward, and we are now at 4 on 4. Other than this, I have to double-check the box score to be certain, ut I think we scored on every previous PP that we were awarded. If we hadn't had a perfect record on our PPs tonight, we were DARN close to it.

We have one minute remaining in the game, and we are at full strength again. And the Phantoms have won the first LOPSIDED decision we have had in a while. It feels good, for sure! :)

The stars of the game were:
#3: Danny Briere
#2: Scott Munroe
#1: Jared Ross

It's nice to see three Phantoms stars of the game... it's been a while since we have snared all three of those honors.

Great job, Phantoms! Let's see more of it on Friday! :)

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