Last night, the Denver Cutthroats played their second game of the season. I wasn’t there, but by the looks of the stat sheet, it was a real barn burner. The final score was 8-5, the Missouri Mavericks with the eight goals. A.J. Gale, the man who scored the first goal in Cutthroat history Friday night, decided he wanted another franchise record, and scored a hattrick for the fish. Kyle Quincey and Ben Wilson scored the other two goals. Kieran Millan started the game for the Denver, but was pulled in the second period after letting in six goals on 29 shots. Kent Patterson would allow another two goals before the game ended.
The Lake Erie Monsters also won their game last night, scoring five goals and allowing three. Tyson Barrie was a real hero, scoring a goal and two assists. Netminder Sami Aittokallio earned his second win in his second start, making 27 saves on 30 shots.
In Europe, Gabriel Landeskog scored two goals in today’s win for Djugarden. Matt Duchene had two assists and a goal in Frolunda’s win yesterday. Semyon Varlamov’s Lokomotiv does not play again until 7 pm tomorrow (Russian time), so 10 am here in Colorado. As for the Avs who have taken on assistant coaching jobs, the Victoria Grizzlies (Ryan O’Byrne) are 5-1 in their season thus far, whilethe Clinton Radars (Ryan O’Reilly) are 3-1.