Series Status: 3-2, Jackals (Best of 7)
Pre-Game Notes (LIVE from SBA): 4:00 PM — Not a whole lot going on right now, stay tuned for updates…
5:05 PM — D Mike Wilson isn’t in the building, and G Gerald Coleman is out of the lineup and on the IR. Both players would be available for Game 7.
F Scott Bartlett has been activated…seems to indicate he’ll be playing tonight.
5:45 PM — Bartlett is in. Michael Teslak vs. Jeff Frazee is your goalie matchup.
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First Period: Your starters…
20:00 left — Nice to see about 350 of my closest friends are joining me for this one. It’s a shame that there’s such a small crowd for the biggest game of the year.
17:13 left — Chaz Johnson takes a hard wrist shot off Frazee’s blocker…he can’t give up that rebound there, he’s got to either catch it or put it somewhere other than the edge of the circle.
16:17 left — Colton Yellow Horn buried an easy rebound chance, but the goal was waved off for apparent interference on Frazee…honesly, looks like Elmira got jobbed. Still 0-0.
14:11 left — Jeff Prough’s in the box for Trenton with a slash…there’s a guy who needs to step up tonight, and he didn’t right there.
13:41 left — Frazee’s giving up a ton of rebounds right now, and it cost him. Everyone’s favorite, Chaz Johnson, with an easy goal. 1-0, Jackals.
13:08 left — Slavomir Tomko with a stupid interference penalty…he had no interest in the puck whatsoever. I’m just surprised the refs actually called it.
9:22 left — Brad Snetsinger, also non-existent this series, is in the box…
6:47 left — Trevor Kell takes the fourth shot Trenton’s had in the first 13 minutes and change. Not good…
4:52 left — Trenton’s just totally flat this period. Tony Zancanaro’s in the box now…Elmira’s looking like the team that wants this more.
1:12 left — Chaz Johnson gives the Devils a gift power play with a charging penalty…
1-o, JACKALS AFTER ONE PERIOD. SHOTS ARE 16-5, ELMIRA. TRENTON HAS NO BUSINESS EVEN BEING IN THIS GAME AFTER THAT FIRST 20 MINUTES.
Second Period: 19:10 left — Brandon Roach with a trip, and Trenton’s right back on the man advantage…
18:18 left — Teslak with a huge stop on a Jeff Prough 2-on-1 shot in tight…
14:32 left — Jim Henkel takes a penalty…Trenton still can’t get anything going right now. They don’t have any jump at all.
12:23 left — Chris Dyment sends Chaz Johnson flying for a penalty…no jump, no discipline. Amazing it’s only 1-0.
11:25 left — Dan Eves comes in clean on a shorthanded breakaway, but Teslak comes up huge with a big glove save.
9:21 left — Travis Gawryletz with an impressively obvious cross checking penalty…T-Devs on a PP.
7:09 left — Tony Zancanaro goes down surprisingly easy on a Paul McIlveen cross check…Trenton again on the man advantage.
5:03 left — David Leaderer jumps into the play and puts the Devils on the board…nice cross crease pass from Brad Snetsinger, and Leaderer buries it to tie the game, 1-1.
4:20 left — Matt Radoslovich will have none of this momentum you speak of, taking an interference penalty right in front of the ref…
2:32 left — Brendan Connolly and Jim Henkel take coincidental minors…
2:10 left — Radoslovich can’t convert on another breakaway…
1:45 left — Chris Dyment appears to knock Derek Couture into Jeff Frazee…Dyment is further aggrevated and drops the gloves with Couture for a 45 second or so fight…
1-1 AFTER TWO PERIODS. SHOTS ARE 23-14, ELMIRA.
Third Period: Jeff Prough leads Trenton with 4 shots, Brandon Roach leads Elmira with 5. 40 combined penalty minutes so far. Elmira is 1 for 6 on the power play, Trenton’s 0 for 5.
17:41 left — Jeff Frazee with a big save on a little tip play in front by Elmira…
16:07 left — Nathan Perkovich clanks a bounce off the boards from a Justin Coutu point shot off the post…
10:32 left — Jim Henkel loses control on a great 2-on-1 chance…
6:48 left — Derek Couture gives Elmira a 2-1 lead. The play was set up behind the net, Couture skated in to the edge of the crease and buried the pass low and to the left of Frazee.
1:29 left — Justin Coutu!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! As Jeff Frazee was skating off to give Trenton the extra attacker, Coutu absolutely buried a shot from the high slot to tie the game, 2-2.
OVERTIME! TIED, 2-2. SHOTS 32-22, ELMIRA.
Overtime: I have to wonder how many rebounds Jeff Frazee can keep giving up before it costs him…
19:12 left — Dan Eves with a nice chance in tight, and then Teslak makes another save on Coutu on the rebound…
17:04 left — I have no idea how Elmira didn’t score right there. Wide open net. Wide open. The red light went on…but Elmira’s player must have shanked it or something. The Jackals, based on their very audible language, are displeased with the icing call and the lack of a penalty on a stick being thrown towards one of their players who had the puck.
14:00 left — Trevor Kell with a golden chance, but Teslak with the save…
8:25 left — There’s something about SBA, Michael Teslak and overtime games that seem to go together. Still 2-2…
3:52 left — WOW! The refs call a penalty! Derek Couture’s in the box for a slash…big call.
1:46 left — Trenton had a few good set-ups and chances…but no dice. We’re still playing.
TIED 2-2 AFTER THE FIRST OT. SHOTS ARE 41-37, ELMIRA. I FEEL LIKE I’VE SEEN THIS GAME BEFORE…
Double Overtime: 19:16 left — Tony Zancanaro gets called for the hook…
15:06 left — Elmira controlled the play for a solid two, two and a half minutes there…Trenton’s got to get some chances generated here.
14:17 left — ERIC CASTONGUAY WINS IT WITH A WRIST SHOT, TOP LEFT CORNER. PERKOVICH SENT A SLOW PASS TO CASTONGUAY ON THE RIGHT SIDE. HE CUT ACROSS THE MIDDLE, USED A MOVE HE’D DONE SO MANY TIMES EARLY IN THE YEAR, AND BURIED IT. WE’RE HEADING TO GAME 7, SEE YA TUESDAY NIGHT.
* Eric Castonguay
** Jeff Frazee
*** Justin Coutu
Final Score: 3-2, Devils, Double OT
Dyment vs. Couture
Game 7, NDSF — @ SBA, 4/21
Mike Ashmore, mashmore98 AT gmail.com