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Firebirds vs. Wranglers Game 3 RECAP: Coachella sets up advance in 7-5 WIN!

Okay…hang on…I just gotta…catch my breath

Jesus christ…oh man…

The Highlights!

Game Notes

  • Alright fine. Here’s what you need to know: This game rocked. The Firebirds and Wranglers traded blows between periods all night; Wranglers open the scoring, Firebirds get two. Klapka ties it up, Firebirds pull ahead again. The Third period as per usual in this series was a complete tire fire; seven goals between both sides were exchanged.
  • Weird night for Coachella’s Penalty Kill. Did they give up four power play goals? Absolutely, and that cannot happen in Game 4. Got a shorty, though! If you really wanna be technical about it that would mean the Wranglers only got 2 out of 7!
    • Also don’t tell me that the Refs didn’t go out of their way to help the Wranglers after Game 2 because 7 penalties to 4 is egregious. I don’t care if most of them could be justified. That felt like they didn’t have an avenue to leave without passing the Wranglers bench on the way.
  • Man if you ask anybody about their goaltending after a game like this you’re missing the point. An .861 SV% after 7 goals-for is spectacular. Chris Driedger did perfectly fine.
  • Shoutouts to Max McCormick and Marian Studenic for their pair of goals!
  • They have a chance to end this on Friday. I think it behooves them to take it.
  • Oh god are we gonna have to do this again I think I’m gonna need an inhaler-

As this is a Best-of-5 series, the Firebirds have set up an elimination game in the Desert for Friday Night! That game drops the puck at 7pm PT.

We’ll see you there!

Keep Calm, and Post…hmm….uhh…

We’ll come up with something for them when they win.

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