|Kevin "Tomas" Kopecky|
Smith relished the chance to once again showcase his offensive abilities, but playing along side veteran goal scorer Randy "Back on the Red Line" Mateika, he was forced to take on a more defensive role. Unofficially, Smith was tagged with 3 blocked shots, however Kopecky disputes the claim, "I was telling Smitty to get the F##k outta the way, I got the "Big Boy " pads on today.
|# 87 Mike "Shot Blockin" Smith|
The TSN turning point of the game came mid way through the second, when in a span of 20 secs. Jeremy "Hands of Butter" Gray bulged the twine twice, putting the game out of reach. Playing together for the first time this season, the line of Gilroy, Knight and Gray, aka the GKG line, really turned up the heat in the second. Gray finished the game with two, while Brian "The Real Deal" Gilroy added a single.
Filling in for IR listed player Rob" McRibs" McDonald was "Battling " Brad Cox, on loan from the Mighty Bucks. "It was a real treat to finally have that #17 Jersey filled out, and catching a few passes for a change" 3 time All-Star Dman Craig " Zdeno" Zamzow commented post game. CU has the Mighty Bucks in their cross hairs when they meet Sunday night at the Corral.