WILLIAMSVILLE, N.Y. – Blazing Nuggets and Red Machine faced off in this week’s Game of the Week. Red Machine were looking for their second win of the session. Blazing Nuggets looked to maintain their spot atop of the Tuesday Roller Hockey standings, while debuting a new jersey/logo combination inspired by the original Denver Nuggets logo. They did just that as they won by a score of 7-4. Blazing Nuggets abused the Mitchell W. – James K. connection as they linked up for five goals and five assists respectively.
Throughout the first half each team was trading goals. Some literally moments apart from each other. Red Machine’s Grant S., Jerimiah K., and Johnny E. scored first half goals for their team. Blazing Nuggets goalie Denny F. made a few key saves over the course of the first half. He made nine saves in the first fifteen minutes of the first half. The first half ended 4-3 Blazing Nuggets after a late Blazing Nuggets surge to come back from down 3-2. It was done so in the span of nearly two minutes. Blazing Nuggets had the Shots on Goal advantage as well: 14-12.
The second half was dominated by Blazing Nuggets. Even though Red Machine’s Blake S. flashed the glove a few times, and Red Machine’s defense gave up less shots than they did in the first half, Blazing Nuggets were able to pull away for the victory. It was during the second half when Blazing Nuggets’ Andrew T. and Jason M. scored their two goals to Mitchell W.’s aforementioned five goals. Blazing Nuggets were also able to kill back-to-back power plays thanks to some great fore-checking by James K. to end the game.
Final Score: Blazing Nuggets 7 Red Machine 4
Shots on Goal: Blazing Nuggets 26 Red Machine 25
Next week, Blazing Nuggets plays the second place team, Puckin’ Monkeys at 8 P.M. Red Machine plays 1017 Brick Squad an hour beforehand.
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