Wednesday, November 19, 2008

All Things Comes to An End

Highlights of Shockers vs. Decepticons

"You can't win them all," is all that assistant captain Andrew Stevens said in a post-game interview.

The Shockers fell 5-2 to the Decepticons on Monday night to snap their three-game winning streak; a team the Shockers clearly should have beaten.

"These are games we have to win and when it doesn't turn out the way we'd like it to turn out, it is a real slap in the face for us," Francois Hamelin explained, "a real slap of reality, that's for true."

Shockers, who had decent success against the Decepticons beating them twice in shootouts the last two times these teams have met, let the bottom drop-out in Monday night's match-up.

"We were playing well and then we changed something. We let our coverage down and next thing you know there were open guys in the slot area. We let ourselves lose the game and we let down our goalie," said Dwayne Pilon, who is quite vocal about what the team needs to do in order to win games.

The only production from the Shockers bench was Andrew Stevens scoring a powerplay goal after Gary McDermott's shot from the point hit him just millimeters from his man-business and Guillaume Cote, who received the call-up once again, jammed it home in a crowded crease area. Otherwise, the Shockers' big guns were shutdown by opposing goaltender, Maxime Delisle-Vaillancourt, and a little help from the posts.

Shockers have about two weeks off before they embark on a tough two games where they will take on FW, who is enjoying a two-game winning streak including giving the Grinders their first loss of the season 4-1, and the following week will be against the Grinders.

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