Thursday, November 27, 2008
I was away doing the radio for the Quinnipiac Bobcats on Wednesday, so I can only go by my hockey expert son's report on the game. It was a nice 3-2 shoot-out victory by the Blueshirts. Markus Naslund's 2 goals, Ryan Malone's PP goal, and a late deflected goal by Tampa forced a scoreless OT. With goals by Naslund & Zherdev, combined with stellar goaltending by Henrik Lunqvist - the Rangers shut-out and shut-down the Lightning in the shoot-out. I really can't say enough about the King. He's been a saviour all year for the Rangers. Where would the team be without him? A very entertaining game... a couple of fights: Orr and Koci, even Zherdev and Stamkos?! These I have to see on youtube! Back in first, a good win on the road, we'll take it!
The Quinnipiac Bobcats took on the number 7 ranked Princeton Tigers in a ECAC conference game last night. The Bobcats, however, fell short 2-1. Bud Fisher stopped 39 of 41 shots in a great, but wasted effort as the Bobcats could only muster a goal by Brandon Wong. I have come to realize in college hockey that there is a fine line between a great team and a good team. The difference is ever minute. The Bobcats came out of the gates slowly in the first period, played even in the second, and really outplayed Princeton in the third. Unfortunately, they still came up with a tough loss. Over and out!
On a sad note, I received some bad news about a good friend of mine, Bobby Crocker, Jr... Who I had known since my Hartford days. He passed away on Monday and quite honestly this one hurts, big time. Bob and I had just got back in touch after a time period of almost 20 years. He visited my wife and I this past September in PA and our friendship was back like it was yesterday. On behalf of my family, and really everyone who has been around Bob, our heart is heavy for his wife Diane and Bob's family. I'll miss you "Crock", and I will never forget...