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HantsLondoner
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Sep 24, 2017, 10:53 PM

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Elite League

Guildford Flames 2 Nottingham Panthers 3 after OT and shootout

admission 16-75 with booking fee
, programme downloadable via internet, attendance 1731
10th v 7th/12
First visit to the Spectrum to watch the Flames at the top level - it won't be the last.
Playing one of the 'big names', Flames gave a battling performance throughout, but lost both the first two periods 0-1 as the Panthers looked a bit more streetwise and 'together'. Perlini (former Guildford junior) scored the first, Derlago the second. We also had a longish pause for an examination of a video replay which didn't give Panthers another goal shortly after their first. Flames probably showed their opponents too much respect, but stuck with it, so the second period was quite feisty as the visitors got frustrated.
Anyway, L.Stewart reduced the arrears early in the third, and after that it was a wildly exciting match, with Flames going for it, and Panthers having several chances on the break. Flames NM B.Stewart was out injured (since he is one of the best in the league, this was seen as a huge blow) but stand-in Will was superb, making at least three fantastic saves, plus two one-on-ones. The second, from Bussieres, near the end, kept Flames in it and inspired a final foray, pulling Will, which resulted in a dramatic equaliser from Dunbar with 19 secs to go, which had everyone on their feet. Overtime (3 v 3) was no less dramatic with Flames having two or three good chances and they were on a power play (4 v 3) for 40% of it.
But all to no avail, it went to penalty shots and this was a massive anticlimax, Panthers scored two out of three while Garnett saved all of Flames' efforts. But another point, to go wiith the one at Storm yesterday, and another one from an OT loss to Panthers a fortnight ago, so Flames are doing OK.
First look at Elite hockey - many more imports (only about four of Flames' squad played last year), I felt the standard was (unsurprisingly) slightly better than the EPL, but the intensity was definitely greater, and there were fewer errors. Good atmosphere too, not just from the good turnout from the Panthers' fans. No changes at the Spectrum that I could see at all.




If you're going to/been to a Hampshire Premier League match, I'd really appreciate you filling in a questionnaire - available in the Groundhopping/General section, or just PM me for a copy. Thanks.

(This post was edited by HantsLondoner on Sep 24, 2017, 11:28 PM)


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