4.27.2007

David v. Goliath: Game 5 UPDATED

Things aren't looking promising for the underdog Prince George Cougars. After their stunning come-from-behind series win against the CHL's #1 ranked team, the Everett Silvertips, I expected their momentum to propel them deeply into their next series. Sadly, this hasn't been the case. Vancouver has been all over the Cougars (like crap on a blanket, as my grandpa would say), and Prince George has been able to muster only one win in 4 games.

Game five is currently in the 2nd period, with Vancouver leading 4-0. To be fair, it appears as if PG is throwing everything they have at Tyson Sexsmith, just trying to get a puck in the net, but to no avail. Shots, at press time, are 28-10 in favour of the Cougars. With that kind of effort, I suppose there's a chance they could get back into the game ... but it seems unlikely. They seem to be giving the Giants a few too many powerplay opportunities (VAN is 2/5 so far in the game), which is something you want to avoid when your head is on the chopping block.

I'll update at the end of the game. In other WHL news, the Medicine Hat/Calgary game has just entered overtime in a 3-3 tie. That series stands at 3-1 in favour of MH, and chances are they'll put it away tonight.

Update #1: Medicine Hat's Tyler Ennis scored the winning goal at 5:13 of OT to give the Tigers the series win
Update #2: PG managed to get 1 goal, but VAN got another one as well. Final score, 5-1. Series over. Also, I was mis-reading the scoresheet: final shots in the game were 46-10 for the Giants (not vice-versa). Ouch.
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