Pittsburgh SpiritCharlestown ChiefsPITTSBURGH SPIRIT



SERIES PREVIEW Battle of the Brothers! ™
GAME #1 Pittsburgh strikes for two early goals, but then the Chiefs respond with 4 unanswered goals to win it 4-2.

Scoring Summary
Per Time Str Team
1 2:54 EV PIT Ashton (1), assisted by Mantha (1)
1 4:22 PP PIT Goulet (1), unassisted
2 12:28 EV CHA Tremblay (1), assisted by Chelios (1) and Lemieux (1)
2 14:04 EV CHA Lemieux (1), assisted by MacInnis (1) and Tremblay (1)
3 1:48 EV CHA Tremblay (2), assisted by MacInnis (2) and Lemieux (2)
3 5:14 EV CHA MacInnis (1), assisted by McKegney (1) and Wilson (1)

Star 1: CHA Tremblay 2 G, 3 Pts
Star 2: CHA Lemieux 1 G, 3 Pts
Star 3: CHA MacInnis 1 G, 3 Pts

GWG: Mario Tremblay

Notables: PIT None
CHA Hayward has 30 saves

GAME #2 PIT once again draws first blood, but Charlestown’s offense is too much as they win it 5-3. Super Mario has shown up for the post-season.

Scoring Summary
Per Time Str Team
1 14:20 PP PIT Ramsey (1), assisted by Payne (1)
1 15:38 PP CHA Lemieux (2), assisted by Nicholls (1) and Coffey (1)
2 1:11 PP CHA Krushelnyski (1), assisted by Nicholls (2) and MacInnis (3)
2 6:48 PP CHA Wilson (1), assisted by Chelios (2) and Tremblay (2)
2 15:28 EV PIT Derlago (1), assisted by Ashton (1)
2 17:13 SH CHA Eaves (1), assisted by Lowe (1) and Chelios (3)
3 4:56 EV CHA Young (1), assisted by Lemieux (3) and Patrick (1)
3 10:56 PP PIT Larmer (1), assisted by Goulet (1) and Ramsey (1)

Star 1: CHA Lemieux 1 G, 2 Pts
Star 2: PIT Ramsey 1 G, 2 Pts
Star 3: CHA Krushelnyski 1 G

GWG: Mike Eaves

Notables: PIT None
CHA None

  2-0 series start, couldn’t script it any better.

Battle of the Brothers ™
Pittsburgh hopes to make this a series after losing both games at Charlestown.

GAME #3 Do we start Wamsley as we have at home most of the season? Will Hrudey bounce back from losing two in a row?
We decide to go with Hrudey… wise choice.
Pittsburgh wins 5-3 on the strength of Hrudey’s 30 saves and Kasper’s 2 goals (one empty netter).
GAME #4 Another strong game by Hrudey as he saves 23 of 25 en route to a 3-2 Spirit victory!
  Sending it back to Charlestown with the series tied 2-2!
GAME #5 Someone chokes…
  After working out all of the technical difficulties… The Battle of the Brothers ™ must continue! We managed to win Game 5 in Charlestown. Back home for Game 6 and a possible elimination game! Can the Spirit close out the Chiefs?
GAME #6 The Chiefs start playing for their lives and score THREE first-period goals to take a 3-0 lead! The Spirit are shocked and head to the locker room to lick their wounds and make some adjustments.

2nd period, the Spirit gets back two goals to close the gap, 3-2.

In the third, Larmer (4) with his 2nd of the night ties the game 3-3!!

With time winding down, 1:45 left to play in regulation… Goulet (5) shocks Chiefs goalie Hayward and gives the Spirit the late 4-3 lead!

Hrudey would make it stand as he saved 29 of 32.

Hayward had 34 saves, and Paul Coffey had 1G, 1A for the Chiefs.

SERIES SUMMARY Great season for my brother and his Charlestown Chiefs. I’ll say, this is what you get for stealing Lemieux from me! 😉

On to CapJack for a rival and undoubtedly one helluva series!!