Submitted by crash on July 28, 2006 - 05:11
As if on Chad's cue, the young Slovak with 47 goals and 135 points in the Q last season decided to host his coming out party Thursday.
Taking Blair Jones's opening faceoff and drawing a penalty by the returning Andy Rogers in :38, Lascek was granted the first of what would be many, many penalty shots/shootout attempts on this day.
His first on Joe Pearce's blocker side would be deflected high into the glass. The next a teed up slapper thru traffic in front at 4:16 would make his water bottle dance.
The Justin Keller - Blair Jones - Stanislav Lascek line continued to dominate the opening 30 minute period facing Andy Rogers - P.J. Atherton and the checking line of Todd Griffith - David Desharnais - Ryan Gibbons. Alexandre Imbeault the surprise scratch.
A hard wrister from the high slot at 10:45 would provide Lascek his second goal of the day after Jones led a rush up to the left point and Keller fed to Pearce's gloveside. Team Red dressed in White led 2-0 at intermission.
4:29 of the 2nd, Mississauga Ice Dog Chris Lawrence skated to the bottom of the right faceoff circle and buried his first through Josh Disher's legs inside the left post after Marek Kvapil had kept play in at the right point.
The Maxime Boisclair - Dave Borrelli - Kevin Baker line would struggle to connect this afternoon matched against Maine's Mike Lundin - Danbury's Don Grover. Borrelli's outlet pass to Boisclair led him too far into neutral ice and as he lunged for possession lost his twig to a solid Lundin check. As it slid across the far blueline he cycled to the bench for a replacement. Desharnais jumped over the board and recovered possession near his own zone feeding Griffith up the same wall. Griffith promptly skated around Lundin, who had backed into the abandoned Easton, and beat Disher's high blocker at 12:27.
A pair of penalty shots were awarded for high sticking infractions at 19:22 and 20:44 of the final frame. Matt Robinson was chased down from behind and his backswing deflected to leave his attempt far right of Disher's post. Blair Jones's courtesy of Desharnais tinged the outside edge of Karri Ramo's left post to leave things all tied at 2.
Jay Feaster called from Ron Campbell's luxury suite for a 5-on-5 shootout.
Radek Smolenak for Team Black went inside-out and left a backhander in front of Disher.
Justin Keller in White deposited into Ramo's webbing.
Desharnais was sticked aside.
Torrie Wheat found blocker.
Marek Kvapil the right post.
Lascek Ramo's new glove.
Boisclair lifted a wrister into Disher's wide, yellow leg pads and it deflected high off the glass behind.
Jones almost snuck it between Ramo's sparkling white RBK's but he collapsed and covered.
Kevin Quick skated wide right and cut across the top of the crease dragging a la the Stars' Jokinen to no avail.
Mike Ouellette lost the handle and dribbled wide right.
More Bonus Hockey.
Ice Dog Chris Lawrence skated in fast on Disher, reached back for a big slapshot, and beat him high gloveside from between the hashmarks. 3-2.
Travis Fuller would relish the chance to match like Left Hook Lacy outside London last month, yet his slapper off Ramo's left post came ill-prepared and tolled the final bell.
3 - 2 Black (S/O)