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Another frustrating (somewhat) night for the Tbirds

Tbirds lose in a shootout tonight to Saskatoon 2-1. Seattle had handfuls of opportunities to earn the second point tonight including a penalty shot by Lindsey Nielsen in Overtime that was denied by Blades goaltender Braden Holtby.

Holtby was as good as advertised tonight stopping 34 of 35 Tbird shots and got the win despite allowing 3 goals on 6 shots in the shootout. Jon Parker was the 6th shooter for the Tbirds and failed to extend the shootout to a 7th round. O'Brien, Scott and Rai all converted in the shootout and Boyer, Hickey and Parker failed in their attempts. Seattle now has 127 shots in their last 3 games and only 4 goals to show for it.

That said.... If we can get past the disappointment of nearly being 2-0 Seattle is precisely on track for my projection of this road trip and despite getting only 1 point in 2 games, their play has been excellent and if they can manage to keep the same game and intensity throughout the trip, you can expect good things to happen.

Earlier in the game Jim O'Brien gave the Tbirds a 1-0 lead in the 1st period with his 8th goal of the season coming on assists from Prab Rai and Jon Parker.

Tbirds are off tomorrow night before heading to Regina Friday and a battle with Brandon on Saturday.


Anonymous said...

love your blog! what do you think of the new tbirds site?

Anonymous said...

can't stand it

Thunnex said...

Thanks... I appreciate the feedback. I think the website is a work in progress. I think the design was improved but still left something to be desired. I know a bunch of the people over in the front office and I know they are trying to improve things but I really believe they need some original content to get people to come back often. I'm just a tad biased, but if I were them I would have added my blog to their website to give people a reason to come back often. I'm still mostly viewed as a fan and not a true source of journalism which is why you have never seen them mention my blog but they have already mentioned the Seattle Sports Online. Like I said... I'm obviously biased.

Anonymous said...


what can't you stand about it?

Anonymous said...

Wrong anonymous: but thanks for thinking of me.

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