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    It wasn't pretty but we pulled out the W last night, in a shootout, with your compadre scoring the only goal....in the 5th round!

    We jumped out to a very, very early 1-0 lead on the first shot of the game! From there we were outshooting them by a lot, not quite a 2-1 margin, but close. I was stoked to be playing with another solid D partner, we passed well and knew where each other would be and would cover for each other in situations that called for it. This made for a fun time since we didnt have to worry about one of us (a la another D on our team) randomly jumping into plays and getting stuck on the forecheck deep in the O'zone, WTF?!!. They eventually tied it early in the 2nd, then we went up 2-1 late in the 2nd. Their goalie was coming up big as we kept the shots coming, just weren't able to bury rebounds. Things were looking good until 4 seconds left in the game when the slowest dribbler rolled in during a scramble in our crease. I was on the bench so I couldn't really see the details, other than it was beyond frustrating! That lead us to the shootout. I have never participated in one since usually they are settled by the time the 3rd shooter (they are always set for 3 rounds in our league). Welp, after our top 4 guys (forwards and centers) went I said that I'd go. During warm-ups and at stick-times I practice a Datsyuk style breakaway move. It isn't overy fancy, but it worked for him a lot and I had been getting pretty proficient with it so I figured what the heck. I came in with a few wide stick handles and made my way to the left of center ice as I moderately tightened the width of my puck movement width, changing the angle, I moved towards the right post, pulling the goalie with me. Opened up the stick blade as if I was going to shoot to get her to drop and slide, pulled the puck back a bit on my back hand then lobbed in back towards her blocker side over the pad and in! All the boys were really stoked and said that it looked silky-smooth! Then said I had to shoot first in the next shoot out, lol!

    That win put us in first temporarily with 11, as there are games to be played tonight, with two of the teams having 10 points.
    Last edited by beedee; September 15th, 2022 at 10:16 AM.

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