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A win is a win... is a win...

No matter how you look at it.... Seattle earned 2 points tonight. It might not have been the worst game in the world and it certainly wasn't the best game in the world, but the Tbirds picked up 2 big points in Portland's first ever trip to the ShoWare Center.

Seattle gets two power play goals tonight from Greg Scott and Jim O'Brien adds an empty net goal as the TBirds pick up the 3-1 victory over the Winterhawks tonight at the Sho.

Seattle found themselves down 1-0 as a funky bounce off the ShoWare Center boards caught Calvin Pickard out of position and Max Brandl buried it for the early lead.

Seattle got the tying goal 6 minutes later when Greg Scott fired a rocket top shelf over the shoulder of Kurtis Mucha before Scott chipped another puck past Mucha 4 minutes later on another power play to give Seattle the lead it would never relinquish.

Scott finished the night with an assist on the empty net goal by O'Brien and earned the first star of the game.

Interesting to see tonight both Sena Acolatse at forward, as we had previously seen, and now rookie Erik Fleming playing a little up front tonight as well.

Calvin Pickard picks up the win tonight with 25 saves on 26 shots. Pickard looked a little rusty and a little shaky at times tonight but also looked quite solid at other times... probably not a surprise on both points.

Seattle is back in action Tuesday night as they host the Medicine Hat Tigers at the ShoWare Center. I have a game that night... so you guys are on your own for the report that night. Don't say I didn't warn you!

1 comment :

Healthy Scratch said...

Thanks for the game re-cap and more than that thanks for maintaining such a great blog.

I used to spend a lot of time on the various Network 54 forums (T-Birds, WHL) but haven't been to either forever. I got sick of all of the 8th grade name calling long ago and in recent years would only pop in there occasionally in hopes that by some miracle, someone would actually be talking hockey. Ever since you've had your blog up and running, I've never been back to those places.

In my book, this is by far and away the best source to get T-Bird news. On top of that, I think that your analysis of the team and organization is right on. I was 100% with you that the team needed to trade down.

We don't know what deals were talked about and didn't get done (a lot of times the best trades are the ones that don't actually happen).It just seems like they had some huge bargaining chips that they could have used to push this team over the top in the next couple of years. TCA seems like a good fit for Hickey as it would have definitely narrowed the gap between them and the Giants.

Any ways, keep up the good work. I appreciate it.

Go Birds!!!

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