February 10, 2013

Hawks 3 Jets 1 F (Weekend Review)

Almost mid-way into the game, feisty 'Hawks forward, JB Baker netted his sixth goal of the season. This would turn out to be the game winning goal as your Tomahawks beat the Janesville Jets 3-1. In a game where Janesville made history by recording their first sellout in franchise history the Tomahawks, led by Truehl, were able to pick up the two points.

Only 2:36 into the first period Jets' Sullivan was able to beat Chris Truehl, to make the game 1-0. But later in the period the Tomahawks were able to capitalize on the power play getting a goal from Mitch Hall, assisted by Brandon Reinholz. Johnstown would end the game 1 for 3 on the power play.

The second period would see only one goal (which was the game winner) scored by JB Baker and assists coming from Kessler and Nelson. As I stated in the "three keys to the game", the Tomahawks needed to get some scoring from their other lines. That's just what happened tonight.

But Gylling and Watt weren't held off the score board all together, instead they helped set up the insurance goal, 5:56 into the third period. It was Nelson's tenth goal of the season and second point of the night.

Chris Truehl was solid in between the pipes tonight making 32 saves on 33 shots. Truehl's record now improves to 13-8-4 on the season with a GAA of 2.65 and a save percentage of .917.

For tonight's game the Tomahawks had three scratches: Jaycob McCombs, Corey Schafer, and Dakoda Menslage.

For the whole official NAHL boxscore click here.

TheTomablog's Three Stars of the Game:

3- JB Baker- After not playing on Friday night (most likely still recovering from the cross check via Rivard during last Saturday's game) Baker returned to the line up and found a way to score the game winning goal. He was a +1 on the night.

2- Casey Nelson- Nelson had a goal and an assist tonight. He contiunes to be an offensive leader on the blue line while still playing solidly on D. He finished the night a +2 with four shots. Nelson now has 30 points in 48 games this year for Johnstown while being an Even plus/minus player.

1- Chris Truehl- The native of Stoughton WI, which is only about 30 minutes away from Janesville, put on a clinic in net turning all but one shot away.

Weekend Review:

Johnstown finished this weekend with a record of 1-0-1 good for 3 out of the possible 4 points. Currently they are in sole possession of fourth place with 54 points. Jamestown is currently in third place with 60 points. The Tomahawks and Ironmen will play each other four more times this regular season, all four games taking place in the last month of the season.

The Tomahawks went 3 for 12 on the power play this weekend. (25%)
The Tomahawks went 8 for 9 on the penalty kill this weekend. (88%)
Janesville out shot Johnstown 57-54 on the weekend.

TheTomablog's Three Stars of the Weekend:
 (3 to 1)



North Division Scoreboard:

Friday 2/8/2013

Kalamazoo 3 Michigan 0 Boxscore
Jamestown 3 Soo 2 Boxscore

Saturday 2/9/2013

Springfield 5 Kalamazoo 6 OT Boxscore
Port Huron 2 Michigan 1 Boxscore
Jamestown 1 Soo 5 Boxscore

Current standings:

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