Saturday, December 03, 2005

12-3 BUGS at LAREDO (L, 3-1)

EMBARRASSING, BRUTAL, ANEMIC ... TAKE YOUR PICK
The Mudbugs power-play is downright horrible right now. Laredo spent more time with the puck short-handed than the purple and teal team did with the man-advantage. REMINDER: Laredo is 12th in the CHL on the penalty kill.
0 for 8. Game over, 3-1. No one to blame here.
TIME: 10:02 p.m.

BUGS GET 8th CHANCE THANKS TO BAD PENALTY BY HIEBERT
Can they take advantage?

BUGS DROP TO 0 FOR 7 ON PP
You can begin to dim the lights. The Mudbugs have mustered nary a scoring opportunity, and don't appear likely to do it now.
TIME: 9:50 p.m.

ANOTHER POWER PLAY IS HISTORY
For the second time Saturday, a Mudbugs penalty ended a power-play chance. When you're down 3-1 in the third, this can't happen.
TIME: 9:34 p.m.

POWER PLAY VERY UNPRODUCTIVE
The Mudbugs power play must improve. Bossier-Shreveport was 11th out of 15 Central Hockey League teams heading in Saturday. However, Laredo's penalty-kill unit was worse, believe it or not. They rank 12th.
TIME: 9:33 p.m.

AHLer HELPS LAREDO TAKE BACK MOMENTUM
The Bucks scored a huge goal seconds after Shane Palahicky's penalty shot. Laredo's power-play tally gave Laredo a 3-1 lead. Lancy Monych, sent down from San Antonio of the AHL, scored. That should make Mudbugs fans happy. Not.
TIME: 8:50 p.m.

PALAHICKY SCORES ON PENALTY SHOT
Palahicky was tripped on his way toward the Laredo net while short-handed and awarded a penalty shot. His wrist shot beat Grumet-Morris to pull the Mudbugs within 2-1. The goal is considered short-handed.
TIME: 8:47 p.m.

BUCKS COME OUT STRONG, TAKE 2-0 LEAD
Serge Dube did it again. This time he was parked on the weak side of the crease next to Mudbugs goaltender Ken Carroll. Dube tipped in a rebound to give Laredo a 2-0 lead early in the second.
TIME: 8:35 p.m.

BUCKS MAKE BUGS LOOK SILLY, TAKE 1-0 LEAD
Jeff Bes executed a wonderful pass to Serge Dube late in the first period and the defenseman beat Ken Carroll for his eighth goal of the season. Bes feathered a pass to the empty space in the middle of the Mudbugs zone, Dube got past Mudbugs defenseman Craig Minard, faked a shot, stopped briefly and easily beat Carroll, who had fallen to the ice on the deke.
Laredo took the one-goal advantage to the locker room, despite the fact the Bugs played solid hockey for the first 18 mintues.
TIME: 8:08 p.m.

HE SAID IT AGAIN
Joe Dominey, Laredo's play-by-play man, commented again on Brassard's 0 goals in 15 games.
TIME: 8:04 p.m.

BUGS' EARLY POWER PLAY SNUFFED OUT BY .. BUGS
Brett Smith's interference penalty wiped out the second half of an early four-minute power play for Bossier-Shreveport. Now, Dan Wildfong is off to the box, which will set up a Laredo 5-on-3.
TIME: 7:44 p.m.

BRASS WILL DO IT THIS TIME, I PROMISE
Joe Dominey just did exactly what Chris Brassard needed. He commented on Brassard's scoring slump. Anyone in the media knows, as soon as you mention a streak, it ends. The Mudbugs begin this game with a four-minute power play after a high stick to the face of Chad Spurr.
Brassard is a power-play specialist .....
Time: 7:38 p.m.

ODE TO MR. MCLEOD
I would like to take this opportunity to thank Scott McLeod, the mastermind behind the GameBlog in my absence. He was awesome and, of course, funny. Have ya won the Powerball yet Scott?
Thanks dude.
Time: 7:25 p.m.

CARROLL IN NET AGAIN
Well, he's had plenty of rest. Ken Carroll who collected a 4-1 victory Friday night -- his first appearance in a month -- will be in net again for the Mudbugs tonight in Laredo.
Dov Grumet-Morris will be between the pipes for the Bucks. With names such as DOV and GRUMET, how in the heck does MORRIS fit in there?
TIME: 7:23 p.m.

HYMAN TRADED TO CORPUS
We've heard the rumors, now it's official, Dion Hyman was traded to the Corpus Christi Rayz for future considerations. He had been suspended by the team and the relationship between Hyman and Fort Worth coach Al Sims was rocky from the get go.
TIME: 7:16 p.m.

Time to visit Rufus and Co.
The Laredo Entertainment Center will be buzzing again tonight as the Mudbugs come to town. This is likely the most intense interconference rivalry, thanks to the 2004 seven-game Finals.

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