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OHL LIVE BLOG - GAME 2 BATTALION VS STORM

Friday, May 02, 2014   by: Chris Dawson

 

Goodrow on a nice feed from Paul and this series is tied 1-1!!!!  4-3 overtime goal.  Paul feeds in front to Goodrow and he rips it past Nichols!  

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Battalion break out MacLeod with a hard shot that Nichols smothers.  17:57 left in first overtime period.  

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We are just over 1 minute in to overtime.  

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Battalion get some good work down low, Thomson with a close shot in tight, Nichols with the save.  

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Turnover off faceoff and Mitchell with 2 chances.  

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We are about to start overtime. 

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Again, Troops playing the type of game they want the Storm to play.  Let's see if it shows on the scoreboard after overtime tonight.  

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Nick Paul speaks with Sportsnet's R.J. Broadhead.  Here's what he had to say: 

"We worked on the power play a lot, we can't give up and we have to take it to them and we have a great team and we will take it to them," said Paul in the Sportsnet interview.  

"Smith has been standing on the head, giving us a huge boost and we are feeding off of it," Paul added talking about his goaltender.  

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Once again, Battalion outshooting the Storm.  This time 37-23 after 60 minutes.  Battalion 2 for 5 on the power play,  Storm 0 for 2. 

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Yesterday, Jason Dickinson scored on the Storm's first shot in overtime.  Will this one be a short one again?  

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Puck in Guelph zone against the boards and for 2nd straight game we are heading to overtime. 3-3 after 3 periods of play.  

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Goodrow to take a draw with Tyler Bertuzzi.   

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Blujus gets a shot away and another bad angle shot, is stopped and covered by Nichols.  Thomson with the rebound shot.  17 seconds left in the 3rd.  

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Goodrow down the left wing gets a shot away on Nichols with 27 seconds left.  Faceoff in Storm zone. 

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Jarvis goes wide, drives the net on his backhand but Nichols made the game saving pad save.  

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Puck rolling around slot in front of Smith  but Battalion clear.  1 min left in regulation. 

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Good rush Troops, Thomson down low, but he loses in on a change.  

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Battalion get a great chance as Jarvis cut in front of Nichols but he came up big.  2 min left.  

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Energy line out late for the Troops.  

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We have 3:30 left in a 3-3 tie at the Sleeman Centre.    

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Battalion have scored some heroic late goals, late in the 3rd period.  Is there another hero in green tonight? 

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4:29 left in the 3rd.  

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Miller and Thomson get the helpers on the equalizer at 14:32 on the PP. 

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Check out our feature on Paul earlier this week as the Dallas Stars are really excited with what they are seeing from the 2013 4th round pick of the Stars.  

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For Paul, that's goal #10 of the playoffs.  

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Battalion now have 3 power play goals in 2 games.  

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Nick Paul with a late PP goal with 5:28 to go.  Paul comes  in from top of the circle and goes far side on Nichols and it's 3-3.  

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Bertuzzi with a good shorthanded chance.  

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Blujus shot blocked and Storm clear it, 1 minute left in PP. 

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Battalion big line looking for 2nd power play goal of the game.  

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Trojanovic, flipped a puck over the glass and he will be called for delay of game with 6:55 left in regulation. 

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Lewis coming up the middle, similar shot he beat Appleby, and wired this one that was caught by Justin Nichols.  

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8:05 left in the 3rd period.  

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This game of course being broadcast on National TV on Rogers Sportsnet tonight.  

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Ebert with a good chance as his shot hits side of net past Smith.  Less than 9 minutes left in regulation. 

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10:15 left in the 3rd, Top line out for Troops.  

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Jarvis-Santos-Lewis line gets some good work in Storm zone but it's cleared. 

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11:45 left in the 3rd.  

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Just under 6 minutes after that Fabbri recorded the go-ahead marker and that's where we stand, 3-2 Storm

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Matthew Santos got things square at 9:17 with assists going to Lewis and Jarvis.  Again the 4th line comes up big.  

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To continue the recap, Marcus McIvor cut the 2-0 lead in half with a late 1st period power play marker at 16:01.

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Penalty over but Troops hemmed in. 

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Storm PP starts with some good puck possession, Shot by Leslie blocked and dumped by Kyle Wood, Paul without his stick. 

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Almost 1 minute into the PP and no shots.  Goodrow with a nice clearing play.  

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Back to our game, Brenden MIller gets the high stick up on Brock McGinn and Miller goes for 2 minutes with 14:42 left in the 3rd.  

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Steven Trojanovic got the Storm on the board less than 2 minutes in.  Robby Fabbri netted his 10th of the playoffs 11:56 of the 1st. 

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Storm built up an early 2-0 lead only to see the Battalion come back and tie it at 2-2 in the 2nd period.  

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With 16:07 left in the 3rd, Jake Smith covers up a puck on a funny bounce in the crease.  

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Better late than never.  It's 3-2 Storm early 3rd period.   Robby Fabbri with 2 goals so far for the Storm

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