Tuesday, November 15, 2005

11-15 BUGS at MEMPHIS (W, 6-3)

BUGS BREAK FOUR-GAME SLIDE WITH 6-3 WIN
Chad Spurr added an empty-net goal as the Mudbugs completed a 6-3 victory Tuesday afternoon at the DeSoto Civic Center. David Cacciola -- making his first professional start -- became the fourth goaltender to win a game for the Mudbugs this season. Dan Wildfong and Scott Sheppard scored twice while Ryan Manitowich and Chad Spurr added the others.
Check back to shreveporttimes.com for audio from the Mudbugs this afternoon.
TIME: 12:36 p.m.


MANITOWICH SCORES HUGE SHORTHANDED GOAL!
Ryan Manitowich may have sealed a victory Tuesday afternoon with a short-handed goal late in the third period to give the Mudbugs a 5-3 lead.
TIME: 12:23

BIG KILL
With Dan Wildfong in the box just 38 seconds into the final period, the Mudbugs killed off the Memphis power play to keep the 4-3 lead.
TIME: 12:03 p.m.

BIG THIRD PERIOD AHEAD
Now that I have a moment to breathe, I have to say, this third period is a biggie for the Bossier-Shreveport Mudbugs. They have rallied from a 3-1 deficit to take the lead. After losing four in a row, this is a must-hold lead. And one point is not enough, two will be needed to help right the ship.
The offense should get a jolt of confidence from Tuesday's performance, despite the lack of flow thanks to the penalties. But four goals will not be enough to win this game. I'm thinking more like 5 or six, so there will be no room for "playing with the lead." The Mudbugs must stay aggressive.
TIME: 11:47 a.m.

MANNING REGISTERS 600TH POINT
Blair Manning's assist on Wildfong's go-ahead goal gives the veteran 600 points for his career.
TIME: 11:38 a.m.

WILDFONG GIVES BUGS LEAD
Dan Wildfong scored his SECOND even-strength goal to give Bossier-Shreveport a 4-3 lead. Could this be another multigoal lead blown by the RiverKings.
TIME: 11:37 a.m.

I'M BORED
Thankfully there are goals being scored, because the stoppages are truly ruining this game. One other thing, the teams have scored six goals, but it's not completely reflective of great offenses, just a lot of play on special teams.
TIME: 11:33 a.m.

BIG SAVE BY CACCIOLA
Derek Landmesser, free on a break from the penalty box, was stopped by David Cacciola. The save was huge, and keeps the temporary momentum with Bossier-Shreveport.
TIME: 11:20 a.m.

SHEPPARD TIES IT!
Another power-play goal, this time by the Mudbugs, on a 5-on-3, ties the score at 3. Weird, weird game in Memphis.
TIME: 11:18 a.m.

WILDFONG ANSWERS 11 SECONDS LATER
Dan Wildfong and Scott Sheppard manufactured a 2-on-1 and pulled the Mudbugs within 3-2, just 11 seconds after Memphis took the 3-1 lead. Now, the Mudbugs go on another power play. Is this what the Bugs needed as a spark?
TIME: 11:15 a.m.

BLAST -- ON THE POWER PLAY -- GIVES MEMPHIS THE LEAD
A big slap shot by Ryan Watson gives Memphis a 3-1 lead. Couldn't tell if Mudbugs netminder David Cacciola
was screened.
TIME: 11:13 a.m.

MEMPHIS TAKES LEAD WITH, YES, A POWER-PLAY GOAL
The Mudbugs had their chances on the power play and scored one goal. Memphis scored its second tally with the man-advantage to take a 2-1 lead early in the second period.
TIME: 11:07 a.m.

GOOD NEWS, BAD NEWS
The Mudbugs ended their scoring drought with Scott Sheppard's first-period goal on the power play, but they played the first five minutes with at least a one-man advantage. One goal probably wasn't enough. Memphis answered with a power-play goal of its own later in the period.
The Mudbugs outshot Memphis 21-9 but it was difficult to determine who controlled the flow, BECAUSE THERE WASN'T ANY!!!
TIME: 10:59 a.m.

A DISASTROUS FIRST PERIOD FOR THE SPORT OF HOCKEY
The Mudbugs and RiverKings didn't play more than four minutes without a penalty call in Tuesday morning's first period. 18 minor penalties AND 15 POWER PLAYS!!!!!
TIME: 10:46 a.m.

WOW, THIS IS FUN ... NOT
I really love watching hockey when the play is stopped every five seconds. We have now seen 3-on-3 hockey. Note to league: this is a joke. And in front of the kids, too. Too bad.
TIME: 10:39 a.m.

A LESSON IN RAISING YOUR RIGHT ARM
Referee Keith Kaval has called a handful of penalties -- 10 to be exact -- in the first period at Memphis. Clearly, the kids understand what the guy with the orange stripes does. He stops the flow of the game.
TIME: 10:31 a.m.

SHEPPARD SCORES!!
Scott Sheppard banked a shot off of Memphis goaltender Guy St. Vincent to open the scoring Tuesday morning against Memphis. The Mudbugs better be ready to go on the penalty kill.
TIME: 10:17 a.m.

BUGS MISS ON FOUR DIFFERENT POWER PLAYS
A 5-on-4, 4-on-3, 5-3 and a 5-4 go by the boards for the Mudbugs early in the hockey game. Another 5-on-4 is on its way though.
TIME: 10:14 a.m.

POOF, ITS MAGIC.
Supposedly back working.
TIME: 10:10 a.m.

ANYONE EXPERIENCING TROUBLE WITH CHLTV?
Looks like a dead link to me.
TIME: 10:08 a.m.
GOOD NEWS, BAD NEWS
The Bossier-Shreveport Mudbugs ended their scoring drought in the first period with Scott Sheppard's first-period goal, however they played the first five minutes on the power play and likely should have scored more than once.
Now, Memphis will begin the second period with a 5-on-3 for more than 1 minute and have all but 16 seconds remaining on the second penalty to Brett Smith.
TIME: 10:54 a.m.

CACCIOLA GETS FIRST START
David Cacciola, the 23-year-old netiminder, will become the fourth different player to start between the pipes for the Bossier-Shreveport Mudbugs. Cacciola, fresh off his move from the AHL, gets the nod against the Memphis RiverKings in today's Kids Day game.
TIME: 9:22 a.m.

APOLOGIES TO KEVIN WALDROP
Of course Kevin wouldn't drink pink drinks. It was FORMER Booster Club president Brad Dennis. Someone commented that they would think the beat writer would know who the president of the Booster Club was. Why is that? It's not like my signature is needed for the approval for the president.
Anyhow, to set the record straight, KEVIN was drinking manly beverages.
Check back for the Game Blog for the afternoon tilt with the RiverKings!!

1 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Nice job on the blog today, it was funny.

10:32 PM  

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