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4 straight at home...

Seattle starts a 4 game home-stand tonight against the Kamloops Blazers.

I always hate when people say games are "must win" and this game isn't... but it will be another measuring stick for this team to see where they are at. Kamloops is now rated 20th in the league and for the first time in a while the Tbirds are favored to win tonight. Massey places win percentage at 70%. It has been a while since the Birds were that heavily favored in a game.

With the Blazers still 3 points ahead of Seattle for the 8th spot in the West this is really a game that the Tbirds have to win. Games at this point of the season are not must win... but they can go a long way towards determining where you end up at the finish line.

The key for Seattle is to play a full 60 minutes. This team isn't good enough to take periods off but they are good enough to beat teams if they play a full game.

Kamloops is led by Tyler Shattock and CJ Stretch. Stattock with 14 goals and 16 assists in 25 games leads the team in scoring. Stretch isn't too far behind with 6 goals and a team leading 16 assists... but defense has been the problem for the Blazers as they have given up a league high 116 goals in their 25 games 4.64 goals per game allowed.

Simply put... if the goal horn goes off 4 or 5 times tonight we should see a Tbird victory.


Nikan said...

Great game but... jeepers ... maybe just one fight? I don't think the linesmen get paid enough to wrestle that many times in one game.

Mike said...

Well it went off 3 times and we won :) That Loops team is a defensive nightmare and they are undisciplined to say the least. I think they have many problems ahead of them.

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