Tuesday, November 28, 2006

11/28 BUGS VS. MEMPHIS (L, 3-2)


Have to agree with Muscutt on one thing ...
If indeed he didn't say anything ridiculous to referee Keith Kaval, the second 5-on-3 for Memphis was probably a stretch. However, the Mudbugs had PLENTY of chances to win this game. And during the first 20 minutes, it didn't even look like the Mudbugs belonged on the same sheet of ice.

The crowd is booing, but Forbes MacPherson lost his bid for an Oscar and the Mudbugs lost the lead
In my opinion, MacPherson did not get decked at center ice (illegally anyhow) and instead tried to draw a penalty. Dan Wildfong, thinking MacPherson got run, retaliated with a slash.
In the end, Derrick Landmesser scored during a 5-on-3 and head coach Scott Muscutt took another penalty to give the RiverKings another 5-on-3 chance at the end of the second period.
2-1 Kings after 40 minutes.
This completely changed the outlook of the this game, but the striped one got this right I believe.

Bugs getting pushed around ... but it's still 1-0
Memphis is having its way with Bossier-Shreveport right now. They look bigger and faster and definitely more in tune with each other.

Cue the Jeorpardy music
The scoreboard appears frozen as the teams look to start the second period. The only thing more stagnant than the Mudbugs' offense is the computer chip in the scorebard.

Memphis leads 1-0 after one
The bad news: The Mudbugs trail.
The good news: It could be much worse.
If Memphis loses this game, it will definitely roo the numerous chances in the opening 20 minutes.

RiverKings are a different team
It's interesting to watch the RiveRKings without Don Parsons. You actually watch other players and not just No. 13.
Memphis has put on an excellent display of passing tonight and the only thing between the Mudbugs and a 3-0 deficit is goaltender John DeCaro.

Memphis on top already
It took the RiverKings took just 60 seconds and one shot to burn the CHL's best penalty kill unit as Jason Sessa scored to give the Kings an early 1-0 lead.

Chris Murphy back in the lineup for the Mudbugs
Murphy has played just six games for Bossier-Shreveport this season, but has returned from an undisclosed injury Tuesday against Memphis.
Murphy is a live wire and will certainly be entertaining to watch.
Cam Abbott, who has scored two game-winning goals this season, was put on the injured reserve.
John DeCaro will be in net for the Mudbugs tonight.


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