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Saturday, October 21, 2006

Lakers Leave Nothing but Questions following 7-1 Shellacking by Clarkson

Why did Jakaitis start his second non-conference game in a row?

Why was Lake Superior State University unable to match Clarkson’s intensity?

Why did the Lakers skate so poorly (the Lakers took 8 hooking penalties)?

Why was LSSU unable to capitalize on opportunities early in the game (The Lakers where not able to capitalize on early power play opportunities)?

Why where the Lakers unable to capitalize on any opportunities (Clarkson had 2 major penalties in the game, during which LSSU had 5x3 opportunities in addition to the 5 minute majors, LSSU did capitalize on a 5x3 early in the third period)?

Who are the real Lakers, this team or the team that played last night?

The lone bright spot for the Lakers Saturday night was Nathan Perkovich scoring his third goal of the season on a 5 on 3 power play 1:08 into the third period to put the score at 1-5, Clarkson, with Marty Gurnoe getting the only assist on the goal.

Clarkson put 53 shots on goal while the Lakers where only able to muster 23 shots in the contest. Jakaitis gave up 5 goals on 30 shots before being pulled midway though the second period, 10:06, in favor of freshman Pat Inglis. Inglis gave up 2 goals while facing only 23 shots in the second half of the contest. LSSU went 24 for 58 on faceoffs in the game. LSSU was able score one goal on 9 power play opportunities, but gave up 4 goals and 14 extra man opportunities to Clarkson. Clarkson had 28 shots on the power play.

The Lakers open the home part of their schedule next weekend against American International. As part of Great Lake State Weekend Friday's game will start at 7:35, while Saturday's game will start at 5:05 p.m.

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Comments on "Lakers Leave Nothing but Questions following 7-1 Shellacking by Clarkson"


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (12:10 PM) : 

I can answer one of your questions. Bill Crawford said on the pre-game that Pat Inglis was scheduled to play, but he had a pretty severe cold and they just didn't think he would have the stamina to play a full 60 minutes.


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