This just in. Every home game for the rest of the season will be Blake Geoffrion bobblehead night.
With the Badger band in town to provide some entertainment off the ice, Blake had a part in all four Admiral goals, as the good guys defeated the Rockford IceHogs 4-2 Friday night.
Here’s coach Lambert on the way Blake has been playing lately.
A goal and three assists for Geoffrion, including the game winner in the 3rd period, further setting an example of why a shot on goal is always a good play.
After bringing the puck from behind the net, around the perimeter, and to the center of the point, Geoffrion just threw it on net, and the puck had eyes to get past goaltender Hannu Toivonen.
Blake admits he was a little nervous tonight.
Blake is going to get all the fanfare from this game, but it was a breakout game offensively for………defenseman Brett Palin! The only player on the current roster who hadn’t scored a goal this season, he scored two tonight — the opening Admiral marker and a goal-line to goal-line empty-netter.
After a scoreless and uninspired first period that found the Admirals going 0-3 with the power play, and after spotting the IceHogs a Wade Brookbank goal, they were able to answer back with Palin’s first of the year. After Linus Klasen made space for himself (like he does), he found Palin lower in the slot than he usually is, and Klasen fed him the puck for the nice goal.
The Ads took their first lead with a goal from Ryan Thang, that was credited to Blake Geoffrion at the time….. It was another shot from near the blue line that had eyes, and it had an OUTSTANDING Thang screen in front of Toivonen. Such a good screen that nobody saw him deflect it.
Coach Lambert likes the development he’s seeing from both of those guys.
Yay, On Wisconsin, yadda yadda, you’ve said it all, yadda yadda…. great end result and a fun night in the building, but there were parts of this game there were not all that pretty. Here’s Lane on the start of the game, and the state of the power play.
Grant Lewis left the game after a collision in the offensive zone. First word is day-to-day with an upper-body injury….that’s great if it’s just day-to-day, but it sure looked like a bigger deal at the time. Feel free to put on your WebMD had and speculate if it’s shoulder or ribs or what.
Did it feel like the prevent defense in the 3rd period?
If we keep winning, would you mind keeping the green and gold face-off dots for awhile?
Mark Dekanich had a fine game. Didn’t need to stand on his head, and didn’t let in any softies. Good night for the Dexshow, I think.
Did you like the Badger-styled jerseys?