AUSTIN, Texas (AP)- The Pond Hockey Club. The Bros HC came in looking to buzz the tower last night and improve to 3-3-1 against The Leftovers.
From the opening face off, the Bros absolutely dominated the game in every facet. After putting up the first 12 shots in the game, Noah “Nightmare” Leggett drew the Leftovers defense to him below the net and sauced a pass to his brother Nick “Welcome to the Family” Leggett, who finished the one-timer pass by scoring on substitute goalie Tom Ligh. The play was set up by a beautiful screen by Ross “Danger Line” Tagtow. Near the end of the first period, Leftovers managed to tie the game and the buzzer sounded with the score even at one despite the Bros outshooting the Leftovers 16-9.
The Leftovers carried their scoring momentum deep into the first two minutes of the second period before the Bros once again took over. Excellent puck movement, passing, breakouts, and positional play led to an onslaught of shots. Much to the delectation of the Bros’ fans, the team rallied. Stephan “Buried Alive” Meyer, the hero of Monday night’s Blueshirts’ victory, mirrored the Leggett to Leggett goal with Fabian “Natural Born Killer” Figi. From the opposite side of the net, Meyer sent a perfect pass to Figi who cut to the middle and buried the puck into the back of the net. The play was initially set up by Figi, who hustled in to the neutral zone to stop the Leftovers breakout and substitute Andrew “Fiction” Van Dyke provided a well-timed screen. Figi earned the team’s highly-revered Gonzales Flag for his goal and for his outstanding two-way game. Nick Leggett added his second goal of the game as the second period expired.
With the third period beginning, the Bros held a two goal lead, which is long considered to be the most dangerous lead in all of sports. The Bros continued to put up countless shots on Ligh, but he prevailed. Broalie Chris “So Far Away” Luscombe felt detached from the game, and only faced 16 shots over 42 minutes of play. He made two critical big saves in the late stretches of the game to preserve the two goal lead. Defensemen Chris “God Hates Us” Beard and Layne “Victim” Brougher held steady and assisted with the offensive barrage. Captain Andrew “Tonight the World Dies” Feigenbaum and occasional Bro substitute Ryan “Save Me” Macia shut down Leftovers leading scorer, Neil Hoff, and were able to control the backcheck. Feigenbaum, who has been held pointless in the past seven games, had two prime opportunities, with a one-timer shot that found the back of Tagtow’s skate, and another shot that went off the crossbar, dropped in front of the goal line, and was pushed aside by Ligh.
Larry Powell was a healthy scratch last night because he had to take a goat to Chicago.
Drew John was a healthy scratch last night because he was flying Terminator around in a helicopter.
Scott Van Pelt was a healthy scratch last night because he is still searching for a breakfast taco in New York City.
Eddie Valls is expected to begin his shoulder rehab work and is recovering according to schedule.
BY THE NUMBERS:
2.5- Average goals against per game.
18- Number of goals given up by the Bros through seven games.
41- Number of shots the Bros took last night.