Thursday, November 24, 2011

NJ Outlaws vs. Danbury Whalers-11/23/11 Live Blog

We are here at the Capital One Ice Vault Arena in Wayne,NJ. The Outlaws are on their third game fo the five game homestand. This is a good matchup tonight as they are taking on the only team that they have lost too this season. The two teams have played four games so far this season and have split the four games. The Outlaws only have two losses on the season and they have both come to the Whalers. The games have all been close games and this one figures to be no different.

**We are just over five minutes away from the puck dropping. The puck has dropped and we are three minutes into the game and nothing doing as of yet. It has been a very crisp, clean game so far.

**Matthew Puntureri takes a tripping penalty at the 3:29 mark of the first period. Danbury takes a 1-0 lead on a power play goal at the 4:32 mark of hte first period. Danbury continues to put some pressure on the Outlaws after the goal was scored. They are controlling the game so far outshooting the Outlaws 7-1.

**The Outlaws tie the game at the 12:20 mark of the first period. It was a 2-1, but the goal was scored on the rebound by #9 Goffredo. Luke Flicek assisted on the goal. The Outlaws have picked up their play in the second half of this period and are now outshooting the whalers 11-9. It has continued to be a very fast moving, clean period.

**The first period comes to a close, it was a fast moving period and ends in a 1-1 tie. The shots for the period were 16 for the Outlaws and 13 for the Whalers. The second period has started, we are just under two minutes in and Kevin Cooper has taken a penalty. The Whalers will have their second power play of the game. They are 1-1 so far on the power play. The Whalers will have a 32 second two man advantage as Matt Miller of the Outlaws goes off the ice at the 3:30 mark of the second period. The Outlaws have 44 seconds left in their penalty as they killed off the first one. The Outlaws have killed off both penalties as we head to the 11 minute mark of the 3rd period.

**The Outlaws have killed off the first penalty and are working on the second one now. The Outlaws have killed off both penalties, lets see if they get some momentum from that. The Outlaws have the 18-15 shot advantage. The Outlaws score a goal at the 5:54 mark of the second period. The goal was scored by #10 Anthony Battaglia. The Outlaws have a 2-1 lead. The Outlaws go on their first power play of the game at the 6:15 mark of the second period. The Outlaws have a couple of really good chances and the Danbury goalies denies them as the power play is killed off. The Outlaws score a goal at the 9:04 mark of the second period. #9 Goffredo scores his second of the game on a nice wrist shot from the left side.

**The Outlaws score another goal to take a 4-1 lead at the 9:51 mark of the second period. They have really dominated the second period. The goal was scored by Nathan Oke and assisted by Goffredo who is having a great game. There is nine minutes left in the second and the Outlaws have a 4-1 lead and a commanding lead in shots now. The majority of the play has been in the Whalers zone this period. the Outlaws go on a power play as three guys go in the box but the Outlaws come away with the power play. The power play is killed off and with just over two minutes to go in the period the Outlaws maintain a 4-1 lead. The Outlaws have really taken control of the game in the second period. The Outlaws are shorthanded for four minutes. This will carry over into the third period. It is a big chance for the Whalers to get back into the game. The second period ends with the Outlaws leading 4-1 and having a 32-20 advantage in shots. The Outlaws still have 2:22 left in their double minor to #15 William McCreary.

**The Outlaws will be shorthanded here with 15:24 left in the third period. #55 Barr goes off the ice for slashing. The Whalers will have a 50 second two man advantage as #20 Miller gets a elbowing penalty. The Whalers cut the lead to 4-2 as #9 Martin Moucha scores his first goal of the season. The whalers have a little more then half of hte period to come back. This game is becoming tight, will the Outlaws hold them off or will the Whalers get even closer??

**The Outlaws get their goal back at the 10:13 mark of the third period. The goal is scored by Luke Flicek and it was assisted by Goffredo and McCreary. Flicek scores another goal with 59 seconds left to give the Outlaws a 6-2 lead. Tyler Barr and Corey Fulton get into a fight with 10 seconds left in the game.

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

New Jersey Outlaws vs. Danbury Whalers-Thanksgiving Eve

The New Jersey Outlaws will take on the Danbury Whalers tonight from the Ice Vault at 7:35PM. The Outlaws are on their longest home stand of the year, this is game three of five and are 8-2 on the season. The Whalers are the only team they have lost too and Danbury is right behind them in the standings. The Outlaws are in second place and the Whalers in third place. It should be a exciting night of hockey at the Ice Vault in Wayne,NJ. Here are the pregame notes.
The Outlaws have yet to play an overtime game. This is their 11th game of the season and their seventh home game. They are 5-1 at home and 3-1 on the road. The Outlaws defeated the Vermont Wild on Saturday night by the score of 8-2. The Outlaws will take on Brooklyn Friday and Saturday nights at home. They won’t be playing many home games over the next month after this weekend so they want to take advantage of these games.

The Outlaws have scored 51 goals and allowed 27. They have a very good power play which comes in at 34%. The penalty kill is at 80 percent which isn’t great but it isn’t horrible either. The leading goal scorers are Kevin Cooper and Travis Kauffeldt who each have nine. Matthew Puntureri leads the team in points with 21. Kauffeldt has 19 and Cooper has 18. The Outlaws have a pretty balanced scoring attack, they have a lot of guys that can score and put points on the score sheet. The two goalies are also good, Adam Dekker is 4-0 with a 2.50 goals against average and a 924 save percentage. Dan McWhinney is 4-2 with a 2.84 goals against average and a 905 save percentage.

This is also the 11th game for Danbury and they are 7-3 on the season. They also have not played an overtime game this season. They are 3-2 on the road and 4-1 at home. They have scored 43 goals and given up 34 goals. They won their last game against Cape Cod 5-3 and they will take on Akwesasne on Friday on the road.

Their power play is pretty good with a 25% success rate and their penalty kill is at 75.6% which is pretty low. Chris Seifert leads the team with seven goals and he leads the team with 15 points. Nick Deschenes has 13 points and Greg Holt has 12 points. Peter Vetri is one of their goalies and he is 3-1 with a 3.00 goals against average and a 916 save percentage. Nick Niedert is 4-2 with a 3.60 goals against average.

This is the fifth time these two teams have met this season and they have split the first four games. The Outlaws lost at Danbury to start the season by the score of 5-4. They won at home 5-3 in the second game of the season. November 5th they lost at home to them by the score of 4-2 and they beat them on November 11th by the score of 5-2.

Sunday, November 20, 2011

NJ Outlaws defeat the Vermont Wild


The New Jersey Outlaws took on the Vermont Wild tonight at the Ice Vault. It was the two teams first ever meeting. The Outlaws came out flying in the first period and had a 4-0 lead after one. There was two simultaneous fights at the buzzer to end the first period. It got very nasty with #55 Barr receiving the bulk of the penalties including a game misconduct.

The goals in the first were scored by Matt Miller on the power play and assisted by Nathan Oke and John Goffredo. The second goal was scored 29 seconds later by Goffredo unassisted, Miller gave the Outlaws a 3-0 lead at the 14:48 mark of the first unassisted and Oke scored a shorthanded goal unassisted at the 18:01 mark of the first to give the Outlaws a 4-0 lead. New Jersey had a 18-4 shot advantage in the first.

In the second Vermont played much better, the Outlaws outshot them 15-9 and scored three goals to Vermont one goal. Matthew Puntureri scored the fifth goal for the Outlaws at the 4:51 mark of the second period and was assisted by Travis Kauffeldt. Kauffeldt scored at the 12:43 mark of the second period to give New Jersey a 6-0 lead and he was assisted by Kevin Cooper and Puntureri. Vermont finally got on the board at the 16:52 mark on a power play goal from Jason Dolgy. Goffredo scored his second goal of the game, assisted by Anthony Battaglia and Miller. It was scored at the 18:36 mark of the second period.

The third period saw each team score one goal. The Outlaws finished with a 54-23 shot advantage. The game got a little nasty at the end with a couple of fights. It didn’t get too crazy though. The Outlaws are now 8-2 on the season. The game for the most part was a very smooth game, Vermont for such a big team doesn’t really take the body.

The Outlaws will play Wednesday night at the Ice Vault against the Danbury Whalers. They will renew their rivalry. The Outlaws only two losses have come at the hand of the Whalers. It should be a good game and a fun night at the Ice Vault.

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