After dropping the previous 2 meetings, the Mission City Outlaws will look to get back in the win column tonight in a pivotal Game 5 match up at the new location, the North Shore Winter Club in North Vancouver.
It’s amazing what 24 hours can mean in a tight playoff series. The Outlaws had a 2-0 series cushion up until Friday night only to see that erased by Saturday night and paving the way for a Championship Final to a best of 3.
To say the power play has been clicking for the North Van Wolf Pack would be the understatement of the year. The Wolf Pack have exploded the last 2 games with the man advantage going 9 for 15 but to me the most staggering statistic is the penalty kill for North Van in the Post season. They have only been scored on 6 times in 68 opportunities for their opposition which is good for 91.18%. The Outlaws have 2 of the 6 goals scored against the Wolf Pack.
The huge difference in this series has to be the discipline. The team that stays out of the box will be the team that betters their chances of success. Physical and psychological warfare goes hand and hand in a playoff series of this magnitude. Being smart with your game play speaks volumes as well.
Don’t miss a minute of the action tonight! There will be no Fast Hockey of tonight’s game due to the venue change but there will definitely be a FREE ‘Audio Only’ broadcast at mixlr.com/outlawshockey. Puck drop at 7:45 PM. Pregame at 7:35 PM.
PLAY YOUR GAME YOUR WAY!!!
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