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Battalion - Generals LIVE BLOG Game 3

Full story of the game can be found at: http://www.baytoday.ca/content/sports/details.asp?c=61069 Troops win 5-3...sog 31-18....game 4 tomorrow at 7. 3 stars....Goodrow (guy could be elected mayor)...Miller, Amadio. going to post game presser.
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Full story of the game can be found at: http://www.baytoday.ca/content/sports/details.asp?c=61069

Troops win 5-3...sog 31-18....game 4 tomorrow at 7. 3 stars....Goodrow (guy could be elected mayor)...Miller, Amadio. going to post game presser. Thanks for tuning in. Watchn for a complete story to come.

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Troops win 5-3...lead series 3-0...game 4 tomorrow at Gardens. final sog 31=18.....Troops salute crowd.

:30 left

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goalie out...Praplan scores

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Penalty to Gens....hooking on Carlisle...1:40 left....what a finish.

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Gens score after terrific PP 4-3....Gens all standing at bench.

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Hooking penalty to Blujus...4:45 left...

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50-50 prize tonight $7,303.05!!!!!

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Gens can't get untracked....Troops checking hard with 6:31 left.

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Santos playing a good game...no sign of rust from Henriksson. sog 30-17....4-2....8:07 left.

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TV time out...9:15 left.

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Time becoming a factor for Gens doswn 2....just 10 left in third.

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over goalie left shoulder assist Miller. Crowd fired up....

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Goodrow scores on a steep angled shot...surprised Altshuller...4-2 Troops.

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Edge in play so far to Troops.

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Thomson runs  Altshuller, by accident and almost scores. No response by Gens. Goalie puts mask back on...ready to go.

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Hang on tight, here we go!!!

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That last Gens goal 14:59 Scott Laughton from Cassels on PP. Both teams 1/4 tonight. Refs out....2:00 away from start of 3rd.

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Erie 4-2 over Guelph in the 2nd. Troops have the best penalty kill in the playoffs, allowing 6 on 65 chances...90.8%

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Troops kill...period over. 3-2 Troops....shots 22=15....setting up for a wild and wooly third period. Should be fun. Very impressed by Dal Colle. no wonder he's so highly rated...always dangerous.

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Slashing penalty on Henriksson for two hander on Dal Colle.

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Dal Colle almost scores...Gens push back hard. ssog 22-13

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Scott Laughen scores for Gens...3-2.

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Troops penalty...Santos hit to the head. 5:30 left.

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After 13 minutes, Gens get a sog.

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Back to 5 on 5...TV timeout at 11:00...no shots on goal for Gens yet this period after 11 minutes. Troops dominant.

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Henriksson off for slashing. 4 on 4.

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Troops much better at getting players in front of the net...lots of close in chances. Penalty to Czassels...PP Troops.

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It's all NB this period. SOG 16-9 for Troops at 6 min mark. 3-1 score.

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Fan painted all in green on big board.....large cheer from crowd.

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Miller from MacKenzie....Cole Cassells, son of NHLer Andrew...leaves ice holding his left wrist.

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miller scores on 2 on 1....3-1 Troops.

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Great tip off point shot by Praplan, but saved. Good looking PP. Paul breaks in....big save.

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2nd period underway...Paul line looking very strong again tonight., Laughton looks frustrated....fires one length of ice...icing. MacLeod fires a hard slapper....almost makes it through goalie pads....scrum but no goal. Slashing penalty to Gens Wallace at 2:08. PP Troops,

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Man it's loud...btw the crowd was really singing along with Oh Canada tonight...very spirited and rewazrded by the boys with a pair Game 4 tomorrow..

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Refs out....players ready to hit the ice for period 2.

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Pretty even period with hard but mostly clean hits. both teams had chances, especially Gens during the 2 man advantage but Troops explode in the final 90 seconds. First it wasa the Generals Mike Dal Colle on a breakaway at 12:05 unassisted. Then at 18:27 on the PP Mike Amadio from Vincent Praplan, then :28 later at 18:55 Barclay Goodrow from Nick Paul and Ben thomson. Crowd loving it.

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Nice  applause for Troops as they leave the ice....2-1 NB...shots on goal 9 apiece. Sarge tossing T shirts to the crowd...better keep my head up.

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Goal reviewed.....good goal.....Goodrow I think. Troops score aagin....looks like McLeod....crowd keeeps standing so it's very hard to see. 2-1 Trtoops....period over.

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Troops score on PP...looks like Praplan from a goalmouth scrambnle!!!

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hmmmm.....Bob McIntyre now has a loudspeaker to get the crowd cheering. Penalty to Gens Smith on Henriksson for high sticking. 1:53 left.

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nice pass from Smith to Thomson but he waits too long to shoot and is poke checked.

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PP Troops, Lepkoweski off for boarding.

Gens lead for first time in this series. A couple of mishandled pucks led to breakaway....Colle unassisted at 12:05.

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Gens score breakaway by Dal Colle....over Smith stick side. 1-0 Gens.

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8:36 left...still 0-0 thanks to Smith...sog 5-4 for Osh.

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Only 2 shots for Gens on that PP.

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Troops kill both penalties...standing ovation from ths capacity crowd.What action...Smith superb.

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Dal Colle has empty net but shhots wide....first penalty killed.

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Troops 2 men down for 1:39....great save by Smith from 3 feet out....blast off the post.

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Thomson misses yawning cage....penalty to MacLeod.....another coming. Troops 2 men short. Thomsen gets the gate.

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Gens Smith a big hit on Kyle wood but he looks ok.....clean play so far.

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4:03....shots 3=-2 Troops,,,score 0-0

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Troops buzzing all around but can't bury it. First shot by Gens smothered by Smith.

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Troops off to a strong start...Praplan misses point-blank on Altshuller. Surprisingly fwide=open.

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First shot to NB. Ben thomson on a partial break.

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Gens will want to quiet this crowd early. Game on.

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Huge cheer for Barclay Goodrow....OHL player of the week. JP Fournier doing a great job of the anthem.

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good news for NB fans...Alex Henriksson has recovered from his hamstring injury...however Zach Bratina still suffering concussion symptoms. Player intros and fans are cheering wildly...especially for goalie Jake Smith.

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Players in staging area, refs are out...ready for the anthem. Starting lineup for the Troops. Jake Smith in goal, Up front Connor Jarvis - jamie Lewis - Matt Santos. Wow its deafening in here.

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Good evening....computer issues so I'm very late starting. Sarge out. Sellout crowd again tonight and again tomorrow. North Bay proud. Cheers!!!!!



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