Wednesday, February 6Cincinnati 1 – Wheeling 3
The Cyclones made their final visit of the season to Wheeling and the Nailers looked to avenge a 1-0 home loss to Cincinnati just six days earlier. Dylan Gyori started the scoring for the Nailers at 1:44 of the opening period to give the Nailers a 1-0 lead. J.P. Soucy and Chris Wells assisted on the goal. In the second period the Nailers extended their lead to 2-0 on a Chris Wells goal at 10:51. David Koci tallied his first point as a Nailer this season by picking up an assist on the Wells goal, Arpad Mihaly got the other assist.
At 16:45 of the second period the Cyclones scored their lone goal of the game to get the score to 2-1. The Nailers began the third period with a two-man advantage power play and took advantage by scoring the final goal of the game. Gyori scored his second goal of the game to give the Nailers a 3-1 lead and eventual win. Kurt Drummond and J.C. Ruid assisted on the goal. Joel Laing made 31 saves on 32 shots for the win.
Saturday, February 9Wheeling 4 @ Atlantic City 2
This game marked the last visit of the regular season for the Nailers to Atlantic City. The Nailers won for the first time in Boardwalk Hall their last visit, 4-3 in a shootout. Atlantic City took a 1-0 lead just 3:35 into the game on a power play goal. Mark Moore tied the game 1-1 for the Nailers at 15:19 of the opening period with J.C. Ruid assisting. The Boardwalk Bullies out shot the Nailers 14-8 in the second period but neither team managed to break the 1-1 tie. Atlantic City took their second and fi Read more»
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On Feb.6 Owen Fussey skated all over the Lethbridge Hurricanes with a five-point night. Fussey had four goals in the third period alone and one assist in the second for a final of 7-3.
Sebastien LaPlante and Hurricanes golatender Blake Ward held the game scoreless for half of the first when Ryan Getzlaf finally broke the ice after a centering pass by Chad Wolkowski.
The second goal for the Hitmen came when Scott Borders of the Hurricanes was injured on the ice. The ref failed to blow the play down and the Canes already had a man in the box.
With the five on three the Hitmen capitalize on a scramble in front.
The score was growing and so was the tension when finally Wes Rypien of the Hitmen jumped a Cane’s player and received five for fighting and a game misconduct.
22 seconds into the major the Cane’s made it a one goal deficit when WHL leading scorer Nathan Barrett put in his 34th goal of the year. He would add another goal and assist for a point total of 86.
Also scoring for Lethbridge was Jackson for his 29th of the year.
Early in the third period the game was blown wide open when Fussey hacked at a rebound until it finally found the back of the net, shorthanded.
Less than five minutes later with the score 4-3 Fussey let a rocket go from just over the blueline for his 31st of the year.
Less than two minutes later Fussey scored again for his third of the night. Still he wasn’t finished,in front of 5109 fans at the Dome, he picked up a rebound and scored his fourth of the night with only 38 seconds left in the game.
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The Olympic Games have begun. Team Sweden’s NHL stars are competing for their teams
in USA and Canada while 21-year old Henrik Zetterberg is still in Sweden. He is not a Mats Sundin
or a Peter Forsberg, not yet that is…
In order to remain in shape during the SEL-break Zetterberg is currently training with 2nd-tier league
team Sundsvall. In less than a week the Detroit draftee will enter the E Center in Salt Lake City and play his very
first Olympic Game. The opponents in Sweden’s opening game are perhaps the toughest possible, Canada.
The quite unexperienced Zetterberg will play against stars like Mario Lemieux, Joe Sakic, Chris Pronger etc…
It’s not like he hasn’t played good players before, but we’re talking about franchise players now.
So can this youngster really contribute with something? After all he is playing on a Swedish team full with
experienced stars, with plenty of seasons in the NHL. Zetterberg is currently playing his 2nd season in the Swedish Elitserien, and most
likely his last in 10 years or so.
Well, the answer is YES, he can contribute. For those who yet haven’t had the opportunity to see Zetterberg
in action, it’s a understatement to call him a great player. He is one of those players that can do the thing
you least expect. He reads the game so well, and sees openings that many other players aren’t capable of seeing.