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FINALS

RCL 1

The Jolly Razzers blasted True North Puck Co. 7-2 to cruise to the championship. The regular season champions got shutouts from both Cory Schneider and Cam Ward to finish 3-1-1 in the goaltending categories. Jaroslav Halak and Pekka Rinne recorded goals against averages over 3 at the wrong time for True North.

Right wingers Marian Gaborik (3 goals, 3 assists, +4, 2 PPP, 10 shots) and Wayne Simmonds (4 goals, 1 assist, +2, 7 PIM, 1 PP, 12 shots) paced the offense for the Razzers, who also got solid contributions from Ilya Kovalchuk and Mikko Koivu. The Penguin duo of Evgeni Malkin (2 goals, 5 assists) and James Neal (4 goals) continued to score for True North, but also combined for a -10 rating for the week.

The CHeap Seats

Marian Gaborik helped another team to the title as Parenteau Guidance downed Jethro 7-3 in the final. Henrik Sedin (5 assists, 4 PIM), James Neal (4 goals, 24 shots), and Dion Phaneuf (6 PIM) also provided some key stats in the victory. Brian Elliott’s shutout gave PG 3 goalie categories over Henrik Lundqvist and Marc-Andre Fleury. Lundqvist was brilliant once again with 3 wins and a 1.76 goals against average, but that was not enough as Fleury had no wins and 5.31/.788 ratios for Jethro.

Jethro got great numbers from the defense, as Erik Karlsson, Alex Edler, and Brent Seabrook combined for 2 goals and 9 assists with 30 shots and a +13, but only Joe Pavelski (4 goals, 18 shots) helped out at the forward positions.

RazzPuckBunnies

In the most exciting final matchup, Team Vigilante and the Greyston Schmohawks battled to a 5-5 tie, which was all the Vigilante needed to become champions by virtue of their 2 regular season wins over the Schmohawks. It came down to the final game of the week, as Team Vigilante had Corey Perry and Ryan Getzlaf versus the Schmohawks’ young Oiler trio of Sam Gagner, Ryan Nugent-Hopkins, and Jordan Eberle.   Nugent-Hopkins and Eberle were each +2, but Gagner’s -1 left the Schmohawks down 1 in the +/- category, and they will have to live with the fact that if Sam Gagner had not been on the ice when Anaheim scored their lone goal, they would now be champions.

Greyston won 4 of the 5 goaltending categories, but Jonathan Quick’s shutout gave Team Vigilante a key point. Dustin Brown (2 goals/3 assists/+5/16 shots) and Alex Edler (3 assists/+5), along with James Neal led the offense to a 4-1-1 record on the offensive side.

Bobby Hull Division

The Rochester Americans bombed the regular-season champions, GoPuckYour……, 8-3 to win the title. The Americans swept the goaltending categories behind Mike Smith’s 2 shutout victories. Craig Anderson and Sergei Bobrovsky also won 2 each. Meanwhile GPY’s Flyer goalie, Ilya Bryzgalov, contributed only 10 saves for the week.

Henrik Zetterberg led the offense with a goal and 5 assists, along with 3 PPP. Niklas Kronwall and Olli Jokinen also notched 3 PPP, while Nick Leddy added 4 assists. After a big week in the semifinals, Brian Rolston cooled off and managed just 1 assist in the final for GoPuckYour….., whose incredible run from 48 points out of first after 13 weeks ends at the hands of the only #3 seed to become champion.

Congratulations ROCHESTER AMERICANS, TEAM VIGILANTE, PARENTEAU GUIDANCE,and JOLLY RAZZERS!!

QUARTERFINALS

RCL 1

(4) Puck The Folice vs (5) Feeding Frenzy

Puck The Folice bounced the Frenzy 8-3 as once again the 4-game goaltender minimum came in to play. Jonathan Quick started and won 2 for FF, but Henrik Lundqvist only managed 1 appearance. The stars of the week for PTF included Ray Whitney (1 Goal/5 Assists/+2/2 PIM/1 PPP/15 Shots) and Ryan Nugent-Hopkins ( 3 Goals/1 Assist/+5/1 PPP/13 Shots). Semyon Varlamov (3 Wins) and Carey Price combined for a 2.11 goals against average and .938 save percentage.

Puck The Folice now will meet first place Jolly Razzers in the semifinal. The Razzers are led by a couple of 70-point scorers, John Tavares and Ilya Kovalchuk, and the netminding trio of Ryan Miller, Cam Ward, and Cory Schneider.

(3) Toronto Make Beliefs vs (6) Zak Dream Team

The Make Beliefs swept the goaltending categories en route to a 6-5 win over the Dream Team. Marc-Andre Fleury (2 Wins), Jonas Hiller (1 Win, Shutout), and Martin Brodeur (1 Win, Shutout) were all stellar and posted a 2.16 goals against average. Steven Stamkos and Chris Kunitz each picked up 4 minor penalties to help Toronto win the 1 offensive category needed for the victory. Tim Thomas let down ZDT with a 4.18 goals against average and .841 save percentage.

TMB now face True North Puck Co. in the second semifinal. True North are led by the top-ranked Evgeni Malkin, along with James Neal and Jordan Eberle. They also have 2 top 10 goaltenders in Jaroslav Halak and Pekka Rinne.

The CHeap Seats

(4) Jethro vs (5) The Price is Right

Jethro squeaked out a 6-5 win when The Price is Right was -3 in Sunday’s games. TPIR would have actually held on for the win by benching everyone on Sunday. Ouch. Scott Hartnell continued his incredible fantasy season (ranked #2) for Jethro with 3 goals and an assist, 10 penalty minutes, 15 shots, and a +3 rating. John Tavares also tallied 3 goals and 1 assist, while Patrick Marleau contributed 4 assists and Brent Seabrook was +5. Tyler Seguin, one of the top +/- players in the NHL this season, was -5 for The Price is Right.

Jethro plays league-leader Decepticon Dominance, who have slumped down the stretch, in the semifinal. DD are led by Anze Kopitar, Evander Kane, and Alex Burrows up front and Martin Brodeur, Jimmy Howard, and Roberto Luongo in net.

(3) KyHabs vs (6) BlueLineDefenders

In another tight matchup, KyHabs edged BlueLineDefenders by the same 6-5 score. The Habs won 5 offensive categories, and edged the Defenders 2.34 to 2.35 in goals against average to triumph. Carey Price (1.88) and Jose Theodore (1.95) starred for KyHabs. Joe Thornton (2 goals, 4 assists) and Gabriel Landeskog (3 goals, 1 assist), and Drew Doughty (1 goal, 4 assists, +5) paced their offense. The Defenders had a nice week from Ray Whitney (1 goal, 5 assists, 15 shots), but Radim Vrbata (0 points, -1) and Ilya Kovalchuk (1 point, -2) failed to produce.

KyHabs now meet Parenteau Guidance in the other semifinal. PG will hope Ben Bishop can continue to shine in support of Pekka Rinne and Brian Elliot in net. Up front, James Neal, Henrik Sedin, and Marian Gaborik lead the way.

RazzPuckBunnies

(4) Jagr Bombs vs (5) Portable Ninja

Portable Ninja was the only lower seed to win in the quarterfinals, knocking off Jagr Bombs, 7-4. The Ninja used 4 goalies to record 6 wins with a shutout, 272 saves, and a 1.91 goals against average and .932 save percentage. Ilya Bryzgalov continued to sparkle, posting 3 wins and 1.44/.952 ratios. Antti Niemi also won 3 while Devan Dubnyk stopped 40 of the 42 shots he faced (.952).

Next up for Portable Ninja is Team Vigilante, who lead all RCL teams this season with 298 points. The Vigilante were lead by James Neal, Corey Perry, Zach Parise, and Jonathan Toews, who has missed the last 13 games with a concussion. In goal, they have 3 good options with Jonathan Quick, Cam Ward, and Marc-Andre Fleury.

(3) Ice Road Puckers vs (6) Chubby Beavers

The Ice Road Puckers slipped by the Beavers 5-4 as Sidney Crosby returned from injury and contributed 5 assists and was +4. John Tavares scored 3 and added an assist for the Puckers. The Chubby Beavers were hurt by their goaltending duo of Mike Smith and Tim Thomas, who combined for a 3.66 goals against average and .879 save percentage.

The Puckers will now face the Greyston Schmohawks in the semis. The Schmohawks have 4 30-goal scorers in Jordan Eberle, Alex Ovechkin, Michael Ryder, and Logan Couture. They are looking forward to the return of Niklas Backstrom to join recently hot goalies Jose Theodore and Semyon Varlamov.

Bobby Hull Division

(4) Shiska vs (5) The Vincibles

In the biggest beatdown of the week, Shiska crushed The Vincibles 9-2. Mikka Kiprusoff (2 Wins, 1.46/.949) and Semyon Varlamov (3 wins, 2.27/.934) paced Shiska to the victory. Ryan Nugent-Hopkins, Phil Kessel, and Claude Giroux each contributed 4 points to the offense.

Shiska will play the hot GoPuckYour…… in the semifinal. GPY will hope Cam Ward and Ilya Bryzgalov (10 wins, 4 shutouts in last 14 days) can stay hot and James Neal keeps adding to his career season.

(3) Rochester Americans vs (6) Kneely

The Americans beat Kneely 6-2 to move on to the semifinals. Justin Williams notched 2 goals and 2 assists while Ryan Getzlaf and Dustin Brown combined for 7 assists and +6. Goaltenders Mike Smith and Dustin Tokarski managed 3 wins despite a goals against average of 3.16.

Rochester will now go up against TheMustaches in the other semifinal. TheMustaches led all teams with a +118 rating this season as Patrick Sharp, Marian Hossa, and Dan Hamhuis are all over +20. They also have Malkin, Kovalchuk, Parise, and Patrik Elias for a pretty good looking offense. Martin Brodeur is once again providing solid goaltending.

Good luck to the final 16 teams, and better luck next year to the rest of us.

Week 21

Team Vigilante and The Price is Right each had perfect 22-point weeks.

Here are the leaders in each category for the week, with the average in brackets:

16 goals(10) Jolly Razzers
26 assists(15) Motorboaters,
True North Puck Co
+18  (+2) Ice Road Puckers
39 PIM(19) True North Puck Co
14 PPP(6) Top Shelf
131 Shots(94) GoPuckYour……
7 wins (3) Toronto Make Beliefs
1.25 GAA(2.53) Sin Bin Sadists
270 Saves(150) The Price is Right
.957 Save%(.914) GoPuckYour……,
Rocky Mountain Thigh,
SuicidalEnforcers
2 Shutouts(0) GoPuckYour……,
Motorboaters,
The Price is Right,
Portable Ninja

 

RCL 1 W-L-T Pts
*1. Jolly Razzers 134-76-21 289
*2. True North Puck Co. 131-78-22 284
*3. Toronto Make Beliefs 130-87-14 274
*4. Puck The Folice 123-87-21 267
*5. Feeding Frenzy 117-96-18 252
*6. Zak Dream Team 118-100-13 249
7. Razzmatazz 118-100-13 249
8. the barbershop 100-115-16 216
9. Motorboaters 88-126-17 193
10. Pominville NY 77-131-23 177
11. SnepstsMustacheRides 79-141-11 169
12. Rocky Mountain Thigh 68-146-17 153

Zak Dream Team started the final week 9 points out of the playoffs and 11 behind 5th-place Razzmatazz, but the Dream Team stole the final playoff spot, pounding Pominville NY 8-2 while Razzmatazz was losing 8-3 to top team Jolly Razzers. Pominville failed to meet the minimum goaltending requirements, turning a 5-5 tie into a Dream Team win.

Motorboaters whipped SnepstsMustacheRides 10-1 in a matchup of non-playoff teams behind first star of the week, Ilya Bryzgalov, who recorded 2 shutous in his 3 victories. Meanwhile, Roberto Luongo was not great for SMR, finishing with a 4.06 goals against average and .873 save percentage.

In other action, the barbershop beat last-place Rocky Mountain Thigh 7-3, True North Puck Co. and Toronto Make Beliefs battled to a 5-5 draw, and in a round 1 preview, Feeding Frenzy and Puck The Folice tied 4-4.

PLAYOFFS:
(3) Toronto Make Beliefs: Steven Stamkos, Marian Hossa, Martin Brodeur, Marc-Andre Fleury.
(6) Zak Dream Team:  Henrik Sedin, Phil Kesel, Tim Thomas.
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(4) Puck The Folice: Daniel Sedin, Claude Giroux, Semyon Varlamov, Andy MacDonald
(5) Feeding Frenzy: Henrik Lundqvist, Radim Vrbata, Matt Moulson.

 

Team W-L-T Pts
*1. Decepticon Dominance 137-78-16 290
*2. Parenteau Guidance 134-79-18 286
*3. KyHabs 124-81-26 274
*4. Jethro 126-87-18 270
*5. The Price is Right 111-93-27 249
*6. BlueLineDefenders 105-105-21 231
7. Optimus Reim 103-109-19 225
8. Laraque Bottom 101-109-21 223
9. Grabner 5-hole 87-116-28 202
10. BroadStreetBullies 80-125-26 186
11. whobustedass 74-132-25 173
12. Hank for Vezina 68-136-27 163

The Price is Right blasted Optimus Reim 11-0, knocking them out of the final playoff spot. That allowed BlueLineDefenders to sneak in with a 5-5 tie versus Grabner 5-hole. Ilya Bryzgalov led The Price is Right goaltenders to 6 wins and a 1.66 goals against average. Jeff Skinner had a nice line (2 goals/2 assists/+6/14 PIM/12 shots) to lead the offense. Daniel Sedin was held pointless and finished -2 for Optimus Reim.

Parenteau Guidance crushed whobustedass 10-0 to clinch 2nd place while league-leader Decepticon Dominance continued to struggle, falling 8-2 to Jethro. In other games, BroadStreetBullies edged Hank for Vezina 5-4 and KyHabs and Laraque Bottom tied 5-5.

PLAYOFFS:
(3) KyHabs: Corey Perry, Kevin Shattenkirk, Carey Price.
(6) BlueLineDefenders: Ilya Kovalchuk, Jordan Eberle, Mike Smith, Kari Lehtonen
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(4) Jethro: John Tavares, Scott Hartnell, Erik Karlsson, Henrik Lundqvist
(5) The Price is Right: Steven Stamkos, Claude Giroux, Ilya Bryzgalov, Semyon Varlamov

 

RazzPuckBunnies W-L-T Pts
*1. Team Vigilante 139-72-20 298
*2. Greyston Schmohawks 120-91-20 260
*3. Ice Road Puckers 122-95-14 258
*4. Jagr Bombs 112-100-19 243
*5. Portable Ninja 108-104-19 235
*6. Chubby Beavers 104-104-23 231
7. drb_redwings 99-107-25 223
8. Top Shelf 98-112-21 217
9. Gator’s Bitches 91-110-30 212
10. Wampa 91-113-27 209
11. Sin Bin Sadists 90-126-15 195
12. SuicidalEnforcers 88-128-15 191

 

Team Vigilante demolished SuicidalEnforcers 11-0, taking the top spot overall in the RCL in the process. The Enforcers were another team that did not meet the minimum goaltending requirements. Zach Parise had a goal and 5 assists for Team Vigilante.

The Greyston Schmohawks edged Jagr Bombs 5-4 to move into 2nd place as the Ice Road Puckers were falling 5-2 to Gator’s Bitches. In other action, Sin Bin Sadists downed Chubby Beavers 7-4, Portable Ninja squeaked by Top Shelf 6-5, and Wampa downed drb_redwings 5-2.

PLAYOFFS
(3) Ice Road Puckers: John Tavares, Radim Vrbata, Andy MacDonald, Pekka Rinne
(6) Chubby Beavers: Ray Whitney, Joffrey Lupul, Daniel Sedin, Tim Thomas, Mike Smith
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(4) Jagr Bombs: Jason Spezza, Scott Hartnell, Carey Price
(5) Portable Ninja: Martin St. Louis, Zdeno Chara, Joey MacDonald, Ilya Bryzgalov

 

Bobby Hull Division W-L-T Pts
*1. GoPuckYour…… 129-78-24 282
*2. TheMustaches 126-82-23 275
*3. Rochester Americans 120-93-18 258
*4. Shishka 117-92-22 256
*5. The Vincibles 115-94-22 252
*6. Kneely 114-97-20 248
7. i miss baseball 99-109-23 221
8. Detroit Rust Rats 99-112-20 218
9. blunt blazing freak 98-114-19 215
10. Celtic Frost 96-112-23 215
11. Rasktastic! 77-138-16 170
12. Smarch Snow 74-143-14 162

GoPuckYour….. clobbered the Rochester Americans 9-2, completing their march to first place. Cam Ward and Ilya Bryzgalov swept the goaltending categories for GoPuck, beating Rochester’s 1.89 goals against average and .950 save percentage.

Shiska moved into 4th with a 9-1 shellacking of the Detroit Rust Rats thanks to P.K. Subban (2 goals, 3 assists, +3) and Semyon Varlamov ( 2 wins, 1.96/.927). i miss baseball also finished off the season with a 9-1 win, slamming Rasktastic!

In other action, The Vincibles beat Kneely 7-3, blunt blazing freak smashed Smarch Snow 8-2, and Celtic Frost tied TheMustaches 5-5.

PLAYOFFS
(3) Rochester Americans: Daniel Sedin, Kevin Bieska, Mike Smith
(6) Kneely: Henrik Sedin, John Tavares, Marc-Andre Fleury, Jimmy Howard
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(4) Shiska: Jason Spezza, Phil Kessel, Claude Giroux, Mikka kiprusoff, Pekka Rinne, Semyon Varlamov
(5) The Vincibles: Jonathan Toews, Scott Hartnell, Jarome Iginla, Kari Lehtonen

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Week 20

Parenteau Guidance and the Detroit Rust Rats were the top teams this week with near-perfect 21-point totals. Here are the leaders in each category for the week, with the average in brackets:
15 goals(8) Team Vigilante
26 assists(14) Rochester Americans
+16  (+3) Toronto Make Beliefs
50 PIM(19) True North Puck Co
13 PPP(6) Rocky Mountain Thigh
129 Shots(84) Jolly Razzers
6 wins (3) Wampa
1.00 GAA(2.27) Hank for Vezina
272 Saves(141) Wampa
.974 Save%(.917) Hank for Vezina
3 Shutouts(1) Celtic Frost, Top Shelf
RCL 1 W-L-T Pts
1. Jolly Razzers 126-73-21 273
2. True North Puck Co. 126-73-21 273
3. Toronto Make Beliefs 125-82-13 263
4. Puck The Folice 119-83-18 256
5. Razzmatazz 115-92-13 243
6. Feeding Frenzy 113-92-15 241
7. Zak Dream Team 110-98-12 232
8. the barbershop 93-112-15 201
9. Motorboaters 78-125-17 173
10. Pominville NY 75-123-22 172
11. SnepstsMustacheRides 78-131-11 167
12. Rocky Mountain Thigh 65-139-16 146
Feeding Frenzy tightened their grip on the final playoff spot with 1 week to go in the regular season, blasting the barbershop 8-3. Zak Dream Team dropped 9 points back of the Frenzy, losing 7-4 to SnepstsMustacheRides.
The Jolly Razzers, sparked by Ryan Miller’s 3 wins and 2 shutouts, moved into a tie for first with True North Puck Co. with an 8-3 win over Motorboaters. True North downed last-place Rocky Mountain Thigh 7-3.
Puck The Folice pounded Pominville NY 8-2 as Red Wings Valtteri Filppula and Henrik Zetterberg combined for 10 points and a +7 rating. Patrick Marleau was held pointless for Pominville. Razzmatazz edged the Toronto Make Beliefs 6-4 in the final game.
The CHeap Seats W-L-T Pts
1. Decepticon Dominance 135-70-15 285
2. Parenteau Guidance 124-79-17 265
3. KyHabs 119-76-25 263
4. Jethro 118-85-17 253
5. The Price is Right 100-93-27 227
6. Optimus Reim 103-98-19 225
7. BlueLineDefenders 100-100-20 220
8. Laraque Bottom 96-104-20 212
9. Grabner 5-hole 82-111-27 191
10. BroadStreetBullies 75-121-24 174
11. whobustedass 74-122-24 172
12. Hank for Vezina 64-131-25 153
Parenteau Guidance crushed the BroadStreetBullies 10-0 to move into 2nd place and a possible bye in round 1 of the playoffs. Marion Gaborik had 3 goals, 2 assists, and 12 shots to pace PG, while Dion Phaneuf contributed 5 assists. Pekka Rinne added 2 wins with a 1.00 goals against average and .972 save percentage. Alex Ovechkin was held to 1 goal for the Bullies, while Jonathan Toews continued to sit out with a concussion.
Optimus Reim moved past BlueLineDefenders into the 6th and final playoff spot, dropping whobustedass 8-1. Meanwhile, the Defenders fell to lowly Hank for Vezina, 7-2. In other action, Jethro defeated Laraque Bottom 7-4, KyHabs downed Grabner 5-hole 6-3, and The Price is Right knocked off league-leaders Decepticon Dominance, 6-4.
RazzPuckBunnies W-L-T Pts
1. Team Vigilante 128-72-20 276
2. Ice Road Puckers 120-90-10 250
3. Greyston Schmohawks 115-87-18 248
4. Jagr Bombs 108-95-17 233
5. Portable Ninja 102-99-19 223
6. Chubby Beavers 100-97-23 223
7. drb_redwings 97-102-21 215
8. Top Shelf 93-106-21 207
9. Gator’s Bitches 86-108-26 198
10. Wampa 86-111-23 195
11. SuicidalEnforcers 88-117-15 191
12. Sin Bin Sadists 83-122-15 181
The Greyston Schmohawks knocked drb_redwings out of the final playoff spot with an 8-1 trouncing. The Schmohawks were led by Milan Lucic (1 goal/ 3 assists/+3/9 PIM/9 shots) and Semyon Varlamov (2 wins/1 shutout/1.01/.965). Joe Thornton and Evander Kane each contributed just 1 assist and were -1 for the Wings.
Portable Ninja took advantage of the opportunity, moving into a tie for 5th with a 7-4 win over Wampa as Kevin Shattenkirk scored 2 goals and added 4 assists with 3 power play points and 16 shots.
Team Vigilante clinched first place, downing Top Shelf 7-3. The other 3 games ended 6-5, with SuicidalEnforcers edging Chubby Beavers, Ice Road Puckers beating Sin Bin Sadists, and Jagr Bombs over Gator’s Bitches.
Bobby Hull Division W-L-T Pts
1. TheMustaches 121-77-22 264
2. GoPuckYour…… 120-76-24 264
3. Rochester Americans 118-84-18 254
4. Kneely 111-90-19 241
5. Shishka 108-91-21 237
6. The Vincibles 108-91-21 237
7. Detroit Rust Rats 98-103-19 215
8. Celtic Frost 91-107-22 204
9. i miss baseball 90-108-22 202
10. blunt blazing freak 90-112-18 198
11. Rasktastic! 76-129-15 167
12. Smarch Snow 72-135-13 157
GoPuckYour……moved into a tie for first with TheMustaches, whipping Rasktastic! 9-2 behind Eric Staal’s nice line of 1 goal, 6 assists, +2, 4 penalty minutes, and 3 power play points. TheMustaches dropped a 7-3 decision to the Rochester Americans. Niklas Kronwall notched 2 goals and 5 assists for the Americans.
Kneely moved into 4th with an 8-3 win over blunt blazing freak while The Vincibles were falling to Shiska, 6-4. Celtic Frost blasted Smarch Snow 9-2 and the Detroit Rust Rats kept their slim playoff hopes alive, demolishing i miss baseball, 10-0. Mikhail Grabovski had 2 goals and 3 assists along with 12 shots for the Rats.
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Week 19

The Toronto Make Beliefs and Jethro were the top teams this week, totaling 19 of a possible 22 points.

Here are the leaders in each category for the week, with the average in brackets:

21 goals(10) Zak Dream Team
23 assists(15) True North Puck Co.,
Feeding Frenzy
+17  (+3) Razzmatazz
60 PIM(19) Pominville NY
14 PPP(8) True North Puck Co.,
GoPuckYour……,
blunt blazing freak
128 Shots(92) Jolly Razzers
5 wins (3) True North Puck Co.,
The Price is Right,
Chubby Beavers,
Rochester Americans
0.98 GAA(2.55) Rocky Mountain Thigh
242 Saves(132) Shiska
.965 Save%(.911) Rocky Mountain Thigh
2 Shutouts(0) The Vincibles,
Team Vigilante
RCL 1 W-L-T Pts
1. True North Puck Co. 119-70-20 258
2. Jolly Razzers 118-70-21 257
3. Toronto Make Beliefs 121-76-12 254
4. Puck The Folice 111-81-17 239
5. Razzmatazz 109-88-12 230
6. Feeding Frenzy 105-89-15 225
7. Zak Dream Team 106-91-12 224
8. the barbershop 90-104-15 195
9. Motorboaters 75-117-17 167
10. Pominville NY 73-115-21 167
11. SnepstsMustacheRides 71-127-11 153
12. Rocky Mountain Thigh 62-132-15 139

With just 2 weeks to go in the regular season, 3 teams are battling for the top 2 spots and first round byes in the playoffs. True North Puck Co. blasted Feeding Frenzy 8-2 to squeeze Jolly Razzers out of first place after a 5-week run atop the standings. True North took 4 of 5 goaltending categories from the Frenzy’s dynamic duo of Lundqvist and Quick, with Pekka Rinne and Jaroslav Halak providing outstanding numbers.

The Toronto Make Beliefs moved to within 4 points of the lead, trouncing Rocky Mountain Thigh 9-1. The Thigh got 3 great games from Kari Lehtonen, but were hurt by the 4-game minimum appearance rule in this league. Meanwhile, the Red Wing duo of Johan Franzen and Ian White combined for 0 points and -10. The Make Beliefs were led by Steven Stamkos (3 goals, 5 assists, +1, 6 penalty minutes, 4 power play points, and 14 shots) and Marc Andre Fleury (2 wins, 1 shutout, 0.50/.984 ratios).

Teddy Purcell’s 3 goals and 7 assists along with 5 power play points helped Razzmatazz crush Motorboaters 8-2. Pominville NY also won 8-2, over the barbershop, sweeping the offensive categories and winning 2 goaltender categories with 1 win and a 3.72 GAA. Puck The Folice downed SnepstsMustacheRides 7-3 while Zak Dream Team and Jolly Razzers battled to a 5-5 draw. That moved the Dream Team to within 1 point of the final playoff spot.

The CHeap Seats W-L-T Pts
1. Decepticon Dominance 131-64-14 276
2. KyHabs 113-73-23 249
3. Parenteau Guidance 114-79-16 244
4. Jethro 111-81-17 239
5. BlueLineDefenders 98-93-18 214
6. The Price is Right 94-89-26 214
7. Optimus Reim 95-97-17 207
8. Laraque Bottom 92-97-20 204
9. Grabner 5-hole 79-105-25 183
10. BroadStreetBullies 75-111-23 173
11. whobustedass 73-114-22 168
12. Hank for Vezina 57-129-23 137

Jethro, paced by first star of the week, Erik Karlsson, clobbered Grabner 5-hole 9-1. Karlsson score 4 goals and 8 assists, including 4 power play points. He was also +5 and had 13 shots on goal. Jethro’s goalies, Marc Andre Fleury and Henrik Lundqvist combined for a 1.25 GAA and a save percentage of .956. Jarome Iginla scored 1 point and was -6 for Grabner 5-hole.

KyHabs held on to 2nd place with a 6-2 win over Hank for Vezina behind Joe Thornton’s 6-point week. The rest of the matchups were all tight contests. The Price is Right slipped by Laraque Bottom 6-4, Optimus Reim downed Decepticon Dominance, also 6-4, whobustedass knocked off BroadStreetBullies 5-3, and Parenteau Guidance edged BlueLineDefenders 6-5.

The results leave 4 teams in the fight for the final 2 playoff spots, currently held by BlueLineDefenders and The Price is Right. Optimus Reim and Laraque Bottom are within striking distance though.

RazzPuckBunnies W-L-T Pts
1. Team Vigilante 121-69-19 261
2. Ice Road Puckers 114-85-10 238
3. Greyston Schmohawks 107-86-16 230
4. Jagr Bombs 102-90-17 221
5. Chubby Beavers 95-91-23 213
6. drb_redwings 96-94-19 211
7. Portable Ninja 95-95-19 209
8. Top Shelf 90-99-20 200
9. Gator’s Bitches 81-102-26 188
10. Wampa 82-104-23 187
11. SuicidalEnforcers 82-112-15 179
12. Sin Bin Sadists 78-116-15 171

Team Vigilante wrapped up a playoff spot with 8-3 win over Wampa, with Dustin Brown putting up 6 points and a +4.

SuicidalEnforcers climbed out of the basement with a 9-2 whipping of 2nd-place Ice Road Puckers. Andrew Ladd paced the Enforcers with 3 goals, 3 assists, 3 PPP, and 17 shots. Kari Lehtonen contributed 3 wins and a shutout with a GAA of 0.98 and .965 save %. The Puckers missed Pavel Datsyuk (as did Detroit), who will be out for a few weeks with a knee injury.

Portable Ninja defeated drb_redwings 7-2 to move to within 2 points of the Wings and the final playoff spot. Martin St. Louis led the Ninja with 4 goals and 2 assists. In other action, Jagr Bombs beat Sin Bin Sadists 7-4, Greyston Schmohawks edged Gator’s Bitches 6-4, and Chubby Beavers tied Top Shelf 5-5.

Bobby Hull Division W-L-T Pts
1. TheMustaches 118-70-21 257
2. GoPuckYour…… 111-74-24 246
3. Rochester Americans 111-81-17 239
4. The Vincibles 104-85-20 228
5. Kneely 103-87-19 225
6. Shishka 102-87-20 224
7. i miss baseball 90-98-21 201
8. Detroit Rust Rats 88-103-18 194
9. blunt blazing freak 87-104-18 192
10. Celtic Frost 82-105-22 186
11. Rasktastic! 74-120-15 163
12. Smarch Snow 70-126-13 153

TheMustaches clinched a playoff spot with a 7-3 win over Rasktastic! Evgeni Malkin continued his MVP season with a line of 5 G/2 A/+3/4 PIM/3 PPP/17 SOG for the winners.

GoPuckYour…… also nailed down a playoff spot, beating Detroit Rust Rats 6-4. GPY received some production from their defense, with Dustin Byfuglien scoring twice and notching 4 assists, while Shea Webber added 2 goals.

The Rochester Americans swept the goaltending categories in a 6-5 win over Smarch Snow, but will now have to make do without Craig Anderson, who was placed on the IR. The Vincibles also won all goalie stats in their 6-4 win over i miss baseball as Justin Peters played well in Cam Ward’s absence. Celtic Frost defeated blunt blazing freak 6-4 and Kneely squeaked by Shishka 5-4 in other games.

Week 18

Feeding Frenzy (RCL 1) scored a perfect 22 points in week 18. Leaguemates the barbershop picked up 20, as did Jagr Bombs (RazzPuckBunnies) and TheMustaches (Bobby Hull Division).
Here are the leaders in each category for the week, with the average in brackets:

14 Goals (9) GoPuckYour……(Bobby Hull Division)
29 Assists (16) Shiska, GoPuckYour……(BHD)
+18  (+3) TheMustaches, Rochester Americans (BHD)
45 PIM (20) The Vincibles (BHD)
18 PPP (7) GoPuckYour……(BHD)
132 SOG (94) GoPuckYour……(BHD)
6 Wins (3) Toronto Make Beliefs, Razzmatazz (RCL1),
Decepticon Dominance (The CHeap Seats),
Detroit Rust Rats (BHD)
0.75 (2.18) Rochester Americans (BHD)
248 Saves (150) Jagr Bombs, (RazzPuckBunnies)
.977 Sv% (.924) Rochester Americans (BHD)
2 Shutouts (0) the barbershop (RCL 1),
BroadStreetBullies  (The CHeap Seats),
Rochester Americans (BHD)

 

RCL 1 W-L-T Pts
1. Jolly Razzers 113-65-20 246
2. True North Puck Co. 111-68-19 241
3. Toronto Make Beliefs 112-75-11 235
4. Puck The Folice 104-78-16 224
5. Feeding Frenzy 103-81-14 220
6. Razzmatazz 101-86-11 213
7. Zak Dream Team 101-86-11 213
8. the barbershop 88-96-14 190
9. Motorboaters 73-109-16 162
10. Pominville NY 65-113-20 150
11. SnepstsMustacheRides 68-120-10 146
12. Rocky Mountain Thigh 61-123-14 136

Jolly Razzers edged Puck The Folice 5-4 in the only close game of the week, but saw their lead atop the standings fall to 5 points as 2nd place True North Puck Co. pounded Pominville NY  8-1. Feeding Frenzy moved up to 5th place after shellacking Rocky Mountain Thigh 11-0. Henrik Lundqvist (2 wins/ 1.00/ .969/ 1 shutout) and Jonathan Quick (1.02/ .949) continued to give the Frenzy top goaltending while Dustin Byfuglien paced the offense with 5 assists, 4 PIM, 2 PPP, and 15 shots. Byfuglien was +3 for the week. Mike Ribeiro had 4 points along with 12 PIM and 12 shots. Dan Hamhuis was an impressive +7.

Razzmatazz moved into a tie with Zak Dream Team for the 6th and final playoff spot, crushing the Dream 8-3. Joey Macdonald, Craig Anderson, and Ondrej Pavelec combined for 6 wins with a 1.17 goals against average and .961 save percentage to lead Razzmatazz.

In other action, the Toronto Make Beliefs bombed Motorboaters 9-1 and the barbershop smoked SnepstsMustacheRides 10-1.

The CHeap Seats W-L-T Pts
1. Decepticon Dominance 127-58-13 267
2. KyHabs 107-71-20 234
3. Parenteau Guidance 108-74-16 232
4. Jethro 102-80-16 220
5. BlueLineDefenders 93-87-18 204
6. The Price is Right 88-85-25 201
7. Laraque Bottom 88-91-19 195
8. Optimus Reim 89-93-16 194
9. Grabner 5-hole 78-96-24 180
10. BroadStreetBullies 72-106-20 164
11. whobustedass 68-111-19 155
12. Hank for Vezina 55-123-20 130

Decepticon Dominance trounced whobustedass 9-2, and in the process became the first team to clinch a playoff spot. DD had 5 players with 11 shots on goal, including Alex Burrows, who tallied 3 goals and 2 assists. Martin Brodeur and Roberto Luongo each contributed 3 wins with a 1.30 goals against average. David Krejci and John Carlson each had -4 weeks for whobustedass.

Laraque Bottom, led by Eric Staal (2 G/3 A/+3/2 PIM/2 PPP/ 10 shots), blasted Optimus Reim 9-2. Zdeno Chara was -7 for OR. In a third 9 -2 game, Jethro knocked off RCL-worst Hank for Vezina, with Scott Hartnell providing 4 points and 12 penalty minutes.

In other games, Parenteau Guidance edged KyHabs 6-4 to pull to within 2 points of 2nd place and a first round playoff bye, The Price is Right downed Grabner 5-hole 5-2, and BroadStreetBullies squeaked by BlueLineDefenders 6-5.

RazzPuckBunnies W-L-T Pts
1. Team Vigilante 113-66-19 245
2. Ice Road Puckers 112-76-10 234
3. Greyston Schmohawks 101-82-15 217
4. Jagr Bombs 95-86-17 207
5. drb_redwings 94-87-17 205
6. Chubby Beavers 90-86-22 202
7. Portable Ninja 88-93-17 193
8. Top Shelf 85-94-19 189
9. Wampa 79-96-23 181
10. Gator’s Bitches 77-96-25 179
11. Sin Bin Sadists 74-109-15 163
12. SuicidalEnforcers 73-110-15 161

Jagr Bombs sent SuicidalEnforcers to the basement and jumped from 6th to 4th with a 10-1 win. Jason Spezza led the way with 3 goals and 4 assists and a +5 rating, while Craig Anderson recorded 2 wins, including a shutout, with ratios of 1.00 and .972. Anze Kopitar was held pointless for the Enforcers.

Top Shelf upset 2nd-place Ice Road Puckers 7-3 as defensemen Michael Del Zotto and Christian Ehrhoff each picked up 3 assists. League-leader Team Vigilante edged Portable Ninja 5-4 in 1 of 4 tight matches in this league. In other 5-4 games, Gator’s Bitches beat drb_redwings and Chubby Beavers defeated Wampa, while Greyston Schmohawks got by Sin Bin Sadists 6-5.

Bobby Hull Division W-L-T Pts
1. TheMustaches 111-67-20 242
2. GoPuckYour…… 105-70-23 233
3. Rochester Americans 105-76-17 227
4. The Vincibles 98-81-19 215
5. Shishka 98-82-18 214
6. Cunney linguist 98-83-17 213
7. i miss baseball 86-92-20 192
8. Detroit Rust Rats 84-97-17 185
9. blunt blazing freak 83-98-17 183
10. Celtic Frost 76-101-21 173
11. Rasktastic! 71-113-14 156
12. Smarch Snow 65-120-13 143

TheMustaches stretched their lead to 9 points with a 10-1 victory over Detroit Rust Rats. The Rust Rats had some great goaltending numbers (6 wins/1.40 GAA/.944 save %), but they still could only win 1 category as Martin Brodeur, Evgeni Nabokov, and Niklas Backstrom combined for 5 wins and a shutout, with ratios of 1.30 and .961. Ilya Kovalchuk led the offense with 3 goals, 3 assists, 2 power play points, and 14 shots on goal while finishing the week at +4.

GoPuckYour……  continued their strong play, leading all leagues in 4 of the 6 offensive categories en route to a 7-3 win over The Vincibles. Defensemen Dustin Byfuglien and Alex Pietrangelo combined for 10 assists, 5 power play points,  and 26 shots for GPY.

Rochester Americans beat Celtic Frost 7-4 as Craig Anderson and Mike Smith scored 4 victories with 2 shutouts, and led all teams in goals against average and save percentage. In other action, Smarch Snow downed Rasktastic! 7-2, Shishka beat blunt blazing freak 7-3, and Cunney linguist edged i miss baseball 5-3.

Week 17

A lot of one-sided games with 2 teams scoring a perfect 22 points (True North Puck Co., Celtic Frost) and 5 others totaling 20.

Here are the leaders in each category for the week, with the average in brackets:

19 Goals (10) Rochester Americans, GoPuckYour……(Bobby Hull Division)
25 Assists (16) Top Shelf (RazzPuckBunnies)
+20 Plus/Minus (+2) Rochester Americans (Bobby Hull Division)
48 PIM (23) Parenteau Guidance (The CHeap Seats)
17 PPP (9) BroadStreetBullies (The CHeap Seats),Cunney linguist (BHD)
149 SOG (94) Jolly Razzers (RCL 1)
6 Wins (3) BlueLineDefenders, KyHabs  (The CHeap Seats)
1.18 (2.39) Hank for Vezina (The CHeap Seats)
274 Saves (141) BlueLineDefenders, (The CHeap Seats)
.957 Save % Hank for Vezina (The CHeap Seats)
2 Shutouts (1) True North Puck Co. (RCL 1), KyHabs  (The CHeap Seats)
RCL 1 W-L-T Pts
1. Jolly Razzers 108-61-18 234
2. True North Puck Co. 103-67-17 223
3. Toronto Make Beliefs 103-74-10 216
4. Puck The Folice 100-73-14 214
5. Zak Dream Team 98-78-11 207
6. Feeding Frenzy 92-81-14 198
7. Razzmatazz 93-83-11 197
8. the barbershop 78-95-14 170
9. Motorboaters 72-100-15 159
10. Pominville NY 64-105-18 146
11. SnepstsMustacheRides 67-110-10 144
12. Rocky Mountain Thigh 61-112-14 136

True North Puck Co. shut out SnepstsMustacheRides 11-0 to move into 2nd place with 4 weeks to go in the regular season. With the top 2 teams earning a bye into the semi-finals, True North may look back on this as an important week in their road to the championship. The probable MVP Evgeni Malkin (3 goals, 5 assists, +6, 2 PIM, 3 PPP, 11 shots) and Penguin teammate James Neal (2 goals, 4 assists, +5, 4 PIM, 1 PPP, 10 shots) led the way while the other Evgeni, Nabokov, contributed 2 wins, 1 shutout, and ratios of 1.80/.947. John-Michael Liles returned to the lineup for SnepstsMustacheRides and scored no points while finishing a -3.

Zak Dream Team bombed the Motorboaters 10-1, helped by a failure to reach the minimum games played for the Boaters’ goalies. In other games it was Puck The Folice 7 Razzmatazz 4, Pominville NY 6 Rocky Mountain Thigh 3, Feeding Frenzy 6 Toronto Make Beliefs 5, and Jolly Razzers just held on to first place, edging the barbershop 6-5.

The CHeap Seats W-L-T Pts
1. Decepticon Dominance 118-56-13 249
2. KyHabs 103-65-19 225
3. Parenteau Guidance 102-70-15 219
4. Jethro 93-78-16 202
5. BlueLineDefenders 88-81-18 194
6. Optimus Reim 87-84-16 190
7. The Price is Right 83-83-21 187
8. Laraque Bottom 79-89-19 177
9. Grabner 5-hole 76-91-20 172
10. BroadStreetBullies 66-101-20 152
11. whobustedass 66-102-19 151
12. Hank for Vezina 53-114-20 126

KyHabs closed the gap at the top with a 10-1 trouncing of the BroadStreetBullies, but still trail Decepticon Dominance by 24 points. Laraque Bottom helped out, defeating DD 7-3. David Perron had a stellar week for the KyHabs with 6 goals and an assist. He was +5 and added 4 penalty minutes and 3 power play points. Corey Perry added 4 goals, 10 PIM, and 23 shots, while Rick Nash scored once and had 4 assists. Carey Price picked up 3 wins with a 1.30 goals against average and .960 save percentage. Jonathan Toews slumped (with the rest of the Hawks) for the Bullies, tallying 0 points and a -2.

In other action, Parenteau Guidance crushed Jethro 8-2 behind Brian Elliot’s 2-win, .977 save percentage performance, BlueLineDefenders bounced whobustedass 8-3, and in a couple 5-4 games, Grabner 5-hole beat Optimus Reim and Hank for Vezina edged The Price is Right.

RazzPuckBunnies W-L-T Pts
1. Team Vigilante 108-62-17 233
2. Ice Road Puckers 109-69-9 227
3. Greyston Schmohawks 95-77-15 205
4. drb_redwings 90-82-15 195
5. Chubby Beavers 85-82-20 190
6. Jagr Bombs 85-85-17 187
7. Portable Ninja 84-88-15 183
8. Top Shelf 78-91-18 174
9. Wampa 75-91-21 171
10. Gator’s Bitches 72-92-23 167
11. SuicidalEnforcers 72-100-15 159
12. Sin Bin Sadists 69-103-15 153

Top Shelf moved closer to a playoff spot, smoking Jagr Bombs 8-1. Olli Jokinen (4 goals, 2 assists) and Henrik Zetterberg (2 goals, 3 assists) paced their offense, while Ryan Miller showed he is still a top goaltender. Miller won 2, including a shutout, and recorded a goals against average of 1.31 with a .956 save percentage.  Jagr Bombs could have won the GAA and Save % categories with just Carey Price, but unfortunately threw in bad games fron Craig Anderson and Nabokov that ruined their ratios.

Greyston Schmohawks blasted SuicidalEnforcers 8-2 with Alex Ovechkin providing 3 goals and 2 assists. Gator’s Bitches also won 8-2, over Sin Bin Sadists, with Steven Stamkos matching Ovechkin’s 3 goals and 2 assists. In other games, Chubby Beavers downed Portable Ninja 7-3, drb_redwings knocked of  Team Vigilante 7-4, and Wampa defeated Ice Road Puckers 6-3.

Bobby Hull Division W-L-T Pts
1. TheMustaches 101-66-20 222
2. GoPuckYour…… 98-67-22 218
3. Rochester Americans 98-72-17 213
4. The Vincibles 95-74-18 208
5. Cunney linguist 93-80-14 200
6. Shishka 91-79-17 199
7. Detroit Rust Rats 83-87-17 183
8. i miss baseball 83-87-17 183
9. blunt blazing freak 80-91-16 176
10. Celtic Frost 72-94-21 165
11. Rasktastic! 69-106-12 150
12. Smarch Snow 58-118-11 1

Another crazy week in the Bobby Hull Division saw a major shakeup in the standings. TheMustaches took over top spot, demolishing The Vincibles 10-1, dropping them all the way down to 4th place. GoPuckYour…… moved into 2nd place, whipping Cunney linguist, who failed to meet minimum goalie requirements, by the same 10-1 score. And the Rochester Americans also won 10-1, beating blunt blazing freak, which moved them up to 3rd place. Mike Smith was the top goaltender this week, recording 4 wins for the Americans. But those weren’t even the biggest beatdowns in the league.

Celtic Frost shelled Rasktastic! 11-0 to leapfrog them in the standings. Brad Richards, who has been mentioned negatively in previous weeks, came through with a goal and 4 assists for the Frost. Defenseman Alex Goligoski also matched those numbers. They also received great goaltending from Ryan Miller and Ondrej Pavelec (using him only in his best start). Rasktastic was hurt by their namesake, who gave up 3 goals on 10 shots before being pulled in his only appearance. Their other goalie, Tim Thomas, wasn’t great either, finishing with a 3.49 GAA and 854 save %.

In the 2 closest games, the Detroit Rust Rats downed Smarch Snow 7-4 while i miss baseball edged Shishka 6-5.

Week 16

Jethro (The CHeap Seats) was the top team, scoring 21 of a possible 22 points for the extended all-star week. GoPuckYour…… (Bobby Hull Division) was next with 20 points.

Here are the leaders in each category for the week, with the average in brackets:

21 Goals (10) True North Puck Co. (RCL 1)
28 Assists (18) Jolly Razzers (RCL 1)
22+/- (-1) Cunney linguist (Bobby Hull Division)
56 PIM (25) GoPuckYour…… (Bobby Hull Division)
19 PPP (7) blunt blazing freak (Bobby Hull Division)
160 SOG (115) True North Puck Co. (RCL 1)
8 Goalie Wins (4) Team Vigilante (RazzPuckBunnies)
0.99 GAA (2.21) blunt blazing freak (Bobby Hull Division)
349 Saves (187) Razzmatazz (RCL 1)
.962 Save % (.925) blunt blazing freak (Bobby Hull Division)
4 Shutouts (1) blunt blazing freak (Bobby Hull Division)
RCL 1 W-L-T Pts
1. Jolly Razzers 102-56-18 222
2. Toronto Make Beliefs 98-68-10 206
3. True North Puck Co. 92-67-17 201
4. Puck The Folice 93-69-14 200
5. Razzmatazz 89-76-11 189
6. Zak Dream Team 88-77-11 187
7. Feeding Frenzy 86-76-14 186
8. the barbershop 73-89-14 160
9. Motorboaters 71-90-15 157
10. SnepstsMustacheRides 67-99-10 144
11. Pominville NY 58-102-16 132
12. Rocky Mountain Thigh 58-106-12 128

Feeding Frenzy moved closer to a playoff spot with a 9-1 win over Pominville NY. Jonathan Quick and Henrik Lundqvist combined for 5 wins with a .969 save percentage to lead the Frenzy. Martin Erat provided some offense with a goal and 5 assists, 2 power play points, and 4 penalty minutes.

The Jolly Razzers stretched their lead to 16 points, defeating True North Puck Co. 6-3. Puck The Folice downed Motorboaters 7-3, Razzmatazz defeated the barbershop 7-4, and Rocky Mountain Thigh edged SnepstsMustacheRides 6-4. Zak Dream Team and Toronto Make Beliefs played to a 5-5 tie.

The CHeap Seats W-L-T Pts
1. Decepticon Dominance 115-49-12 242
2. KyHabs 93-64-19 205
3. Parenteau Guidance 94-68-14 202
4. Jethro 91-70-15 197
5. Optimus Reim 83-79-14 180
6. BlueLineDefenders 80-78-18 178
7. The Price is Right 79-78-19 177
8. Laraque Bottom 72-86-18 162
9. Grabner 5-hole 71-87-18 160
10. BroadStreetBullies 65-91-20 150
11. whobustedass 63-94-19 145
12. Hank for Vezina 48-110-18 114

1st-place Decepticon Dominance fell 7-4 to Grabner 5-hole, but maintained their 37-point lead atop the standings. KyHabs moved into 2nd, winning 6-5 over BlueLineDefenders while Parenteau Guidance was being bombed 8-2 by The Price is Right.

Jethro destroyed the BroadStreetBullies 10-0 as Zach Parise (5 goals, 2 assists) and Chris Stewart (17 penalty minutes) led the way. Henrik Lundqvist and Marc-Andre Fleury each provided 3 wins. King Henrik finished with 2 shutouts and a goals against average of 0.65 and a .975 save percentage.  Kris Letang had no points and was -4 for the Bullies, who were missing Alex Ovechkin for most of the week with a suspension.

Laraque Bottom edged whobustedass 5-3 while Hank for Vezina and Optimus Reim tied at 5 in other action.

RazzPuckBunnies W-L-T Pts
1. Team Vigilante 104-55-17 225
2. Ice Road Puckers 106-63-7 219
3. Greyston Schmohawks 87-75-14 188
4. Jagr Bombs 84-77-15 183
5. drb_redwings 83-78-15 181
6. Portable Ninja 81-81-14 176
7. Chubby Beavers 78-79-19 175
8. Wampa 69-88-19 157
9. Top Shelf 70-90-16 156
10. SuicidalEnforcers 70-92-14 154
11. Gator’s Bitches 64-90-22 150
12. Sin Bin Sadists 67-95-14 148

There was a change at the top as Team Vigilante pounded Chubby Beavers 8-2 while the Ice Road Puckers were falling to Portable Ninja, 8-3. The Vigilante trio of Cam Ward, Marc-Andre Fleury, and Jonathan Quick combined for 8 victories and swept the goaltending categories. Martin St. Louis had 5 goals and 3 assists for the Ninja, who slipped past the Beavers into the 6th and final playoff spot.

The drb_redwings blasted the Sin Bin Sadists 9-2 behind Henrik Lundqvist’s 3 wins and 2 shutouts. Phil Kessel contributed 2 goals, 2 assists, +3, 2 PIM, 1 PPP, and 19 shots. Corey Crawford dragged down the Wings’ goaltending numbers with ratios of 4.48 and .869.

In other games, SuicidalEnforcers and Gator’s Bitches tied 5-5, Top Shelf downed the Greyston Schmohawks 7-2, and Jagr Bombs beat Wampa 6-4.

Bobby Hull Division W-L-T Pts
1. The Vincibles 94-64-18 206
2. TheMustaches 91-65-20 202
3. Cunney linguist 92-70-14 198
4. GoPuckYour…… 88-66-22 198
5. Rochester Americans 88-71-17 193
6. Shishka 86-73-17 189
7. blunt blazing freak 79-81-16 174
8. i miss baseball 77-82-17 171
9. Detroit Rust Rats 76-83-17 169
10. Rasktastic! 69-95-12 150
11. Celtic Frost 61-94-21 143
12. Smarch Snow 54-111-11 119

The standings tightened up considerably as the top 2 teams lost big. League-leaders The Vincibles were bombed by doormats Smarch Snow, 9-2, dropping their lead to 4 points. TheMustaches, paced by Ilya Kovalchuk (3 goals and 7 assists), overtook 2nd-place Cunney linguist after crushing them 8-3.

GoPuckYour…… continued to move up, jumping into a 3rd-place tie from 6th with a 10-1 shellacking of Shiska. Logan Couture led GPY with a line of  2 G/5 A/ +2/3 PPP/15 shots. Cam Ward added 3 wins and a shutout with a goals against average of 1.21 and .960 save percentage. Shiska’s Jason Spezza was held pointless, and finished at -2 for the week.

10th-place Rasktastik! tried shaking things up, trading their top-ranked skater, John Tavares, to Cunney linguist for David Krejci and Marc-Andre Bergeron. The team responded with a 5-3 win over the Rochester Americans. Celtic Frost throttled Detroit Rust Rats 9-2, while blunt blazing freak did the same to the i miss baseball. bbf had the top goaltending for the week, led by Lundqvist and Antti Niemi.

Week 15

RCL 1 had the top 2 teams for the week. Jolly Razzers led the way with 21 of a possible 22 points, while True North Puck Co. notched 19.

Here are the leaders in each category for the week, with the average in brackets:

14 Goals (9):  Jolly Razzers, Toronto Make Beliefs, The Vincibles, Pominville NY
27 Assists (14): True North Puck Co. (RCL 1)
22+/- (1): BroadStreetBullies (The CHeap Seats)
50 PIM (20): Puck The Folice (RCL 1)
14 PPP (7): Puck The Folice (RCL 1)
120 SOG (88): Wampa (RazzPuckBunnies)

8 Goalie Wins (3): Toronto Make Beliefs (RCL 1)
0.66 GAA (2.29): True North Puck Co. (RCL 1)
289 Saves (157): Rochester Americans (Bobby Hull Division)
.976 Save % (.921):  True North Puck Co. (RCL 1)
3 Shutouts (0): True North Puck Co. (RCL 1)

RCL1 W-L-T Pts
1. Jolly Razzers 96-53-16 208
2. Toronto Make Beliefs 93-63-9 195
3. True North Puck Co. 89-61-15 193
4. Puck The Folice 86-66-13 185
5. Zak Dream Team 83-72-10 176
6. Razzmatazz 82-72-11 175
7. Feeding Frenzy 77-75-13 167
8. the barbershop 69-82-14 152
9. Motorboaters 68-83-14 150
10. SnepstsMustacheRides 63-93-9 135
11. Pominville NY 57-93-15 129
12. Rocky Mountain Thigh 52-102-11 115

The best met the worst with the expected result occurring. Jolly Razzers, paced by John Tavares, blasted Rocky Mountain Thigh 10-0. Tavares had 4 goals and 2 assists along with 25 shots on goal. Dion Phaneuf continued to struggle for RMT, finishing the week at -1 with no points.

True North Puck Co moved into 3rd place after destroying Razzmatazz 9-1. Despite leaving Evgeni Nabakov on the bench for a shutout, True North still recorded 6 wins and 3 shutouts, with a goals against average of 0.66 and .976 save percentage.

In other games, the Toronto Make Beliefs crushed Pominville NY 8-1, the Motorboaters bombed the barbershop 8-2, and Feeding Frenzy edged SnepstsMustacheRides 5-4. Puck The Folice and Zak Dream Team battled to a 5-5 tie.

The CHeap Seats W-L-T Pts
1. Decepticon Dominance 111-42-12 234
2. Parenteau Guidance 92-60-13 197
3. KyHabs 87-59-19 193
4. Jethro 81-70-14 176
5. Optimus Reim 78-74-13 169
6. BlueLineDefenders 75-72-18 168
7. The Price is Right 71-76-18 160
8. Laraque Bottom 67-83-15 149
9. BroadStreetBullies 65-81-19 149
10. Grabner 5-hole 64-83-18 146
11. whobustedass 60-89-16 136
12. Hank for Vezina 43-105-17 103

Once again, the top team went against the worst team with an unsurprising result. Decepticon Dominance had no trouble with Hank for Vezina, winning 9-2. Jimmy Howard starred for DD with 3 wins and a shutout, along with ratios of 1.27 and .949. Ryan Miller continued to stink for Hank, who have the hot Jaroslav Halak sitting on the bench.

The KyHabs also blasted whobustedass 9-2 behind Nabakov`s 3 wins, 0.65 goals against average, and .978 save percentage. Jethro downed BlueLineDefenders 8-3 as Scott Hartnell scored 6 goals and Marc-Andre Fleury recorded 4 victories.

Elsewhere, the BroadStreetBullies beat The Price is Right 7-4, Parenteau Guidance defeated Optimus Reim 6-4, and Laraque Bottom slipped by Grabner 5-hole 5-4.

RazzPuckBunnies W-L-T Pts
1. Ice Road Puckers 103-55-7 213
2. Team Vigilante 96-53-16 208
3. Greyston Schmohawks 85-68-12 182
4. Jagr Bombs 78-73-14 170
5. Chubby Beavers 76-71-18 170
6. drb_redwings 74-76-15 163
7. Portable Ninja 73-78-14 160
8. Wampa 65-82-18 148
9. Sin Bin Sadists 65-86-14 144
10. SuicidalEnforcers 65-87-13 143
11. Top Shelf 63-88-14 140
12. Gator’s Bitches 59-85-21 139

Even with 4 players on injured reserve (Niklas Backstrom, Jeff Carter, Joni Pitkanen, Alex Steen), the SuicidalEnforcers trounced the Sin Bin Sadists 8-3. Jimmy Howard provided the goaltending categories, while Andrerw Ladd (1 G, 3 A, +3) and Johan Franzen (1 G, 2 A, +4) led the offense. Henrik Sundin was -1 with no points for the Sadists.

Alex Pietrangelo was +5 with a goal and 3 assists in Gator’s Bitches 7-3 win over Top Shelf. Jonas Hiller added 3 wins. Wampa also won 7-3, defeating the Greyston Schmohawks as Evgeni Malkin continued to roll. Malkin had 5 goals and 2 assists with 20 shots. He was +6 for the week. Claude Giroux had 6 assists.

Team Vigilante closed the gap at the top of the standings, beating 1st-place Ice Road Puckers 6-4. Jagr Bombs also won 6-4, edging Portable Ninja, while drb_redwings and Chubby Beavers tied at 5.

Bobby Hull Division W-L-T Pts
1. The Vincibles 92-55-18 202
2. Cunney linguist 89-62-14 192
3. Shishka 85-63-17 187
4. TheMustaches 83-62-20 186
5. Rochester Americans 85-66-14 184
6. GoPuckYour…… 78-65-22 178
7. i miss baseball 75-73-17 167
8. Detroit Rust Rats 74-74-17 165
9. blunt blazing freak 70-79-16 156
10. Rasktastic! 64-92-9 137
11. Celtic Frost 52-92-21 125
12. Smarch Snow 45-109-11 101

GoPuckYour…… continued their march up the standings, moving into the final playoff spot with a 8-2 drubbing of i miss baseball. Pietrangelo and James Neal (2 G/4 A/ +6/ 6 PIM/ 18 shots) led the way, while Mike Cammalleri (0 points, -2) and Phaneuf helped sink i miss baseball.

Cunney linguist moved closer to first, downing Smarch Snow 7-3 while The Vincibles continued to slump, losing 7-2 to Celtic Frost. The Frost were led by Halak, who recorded 3 wins and 2 shutouts, with a goals against of 0.67. Dave Backes (2 G, 3 A, +5) and Martin St. Louis (1 G, 4 A, +3) paced the offense.

In a couple of 6-4 games, the Rochester Americans downed the Detroit Rust Rats and blunt blazing freak edged Rasktastic!. TheMustaches and Shiska tied 5-5.

Please note, Week 16 runs through the all-star break, ending February 5.

Week 14

Several teams made big jumps in the standings this week, with the Toronto Make Beliefs (RCL 1) leading the way, scoring a perfect 22 points. True North Puck Co. (RCL 1) and Laraque Bottom (The CHeap Seats) each picked up 21 points, while Razzmatazz (RCL 1), Shiska (Bobby Hull Division), and Detroit Rust Rats (Bobby Hull Division) all scored 20.

Here are the leaders in each category for the week, with the average in brackets:

15 Goals (8):  True North Puck Co. (RCL 1)
24 Assists (15): True North Puck Co. (RCL 1)
18+/- (0): KyHabs (The CHeap Seats)
46 PIM (21): Razzmatazz (RCL 1)
12 PPP (6): Optimus Reim (The CHeap Seats)
141 SOG (85): GoPuckYour….. (Bobby Hull Division)
6 Goalie Wins (3): Laraque Bottom (TCS), Rochester Americans (BHD)
1.20 GAA (2.26): Gator’s Bitches (RazzPuckBunnies)
274 Saves (142): Rochester Americans (BHD)
.955 Save % (.921):  Gator’s Bitches (RazzPuckBunnies)
2 Shutouts (0): 5 teams

RCL 1 W-L-T Pts
1. Jolly Razzers 86-53-15 187
2. Toronto Make Beliefs 85-62-7 177
3. Puck The Folice 81-61-12 174
4. True North Puck Co. 80-60-14 174
5. Razzmatazz 81-63-10 172
6. Zak Dream Team 78-67-9 165
7. Feeding Frenzy 72-71-11 155
8. the barbershop 67-74-13 147
9. Motorboaters 60-81-13 133
10. SnepstsMustacheRides 59-88-7 125
11. Pominville NY 56-85-13 125
12. Rocky Mountain Thigh 52-92-10 114

A crazy week produced a major shakeup in RCL 1. The Toronto Make Beliefs trounced league-leader Puck The Folice 11-0, dropping PTF all the way down to 3rd place. The Jolly Razzers retook top spot with an 8-2 shellacking of Feeding Frenzy, with the Make Beliefs moving into 2nd.

Puck The Folice failed to meet the minimum goalie requirements as Niklas Backstrom sat out with illness. They were also hurt by Henrik Zetterberg’s -4 week with no points. The Make Beliefs were paced by Steven Stamkos (2G/3A/4 PIM/11 SOG) and Marc-Andre Fleury (2 wins/1.93 GAA). Steve Downie added 11 penalty minutes.

There were also a couple more blowouts. True North Puck Co. shut out the Motorboaters 10-0 as Penguins Evgeni Malkin and James Neal combined for 8 goals on 39 shots. Pekka Rinne and Jaroslav Halak provided top goaltending numbers. Razzmatazz humbled Rocky Mountain Thigh 10-1 as Jonathan Toews continued his great season, scoring twice and adding 3 assists.

In other games, the barbershop downed Zak Dream Team 7-4 and Pominville NY defeated SnepstsMustacheRides 7-3.

The CHeap Seats W-L-T Pts
1. Decepticon Dominance 102-40-12 216
2. Parenteau Guidance 86-56-12 184
3. KyHabs 78-57-19 175
4. BlueLineDefenders 72-64-18 162
5. Optimus Reim 74-68-12 160
6. Jethro 73-67-14 160
7. The Price is Right 67-69-18 152
8. Laraque Bottom 62-79-13 137
9. Grabner 5-hole 60-78-16 136
10. BroadStreetBullies 58-77-19 135
11. whobustedass 58-80-16 132
12. Hank for Vezina 41-96-17 99

Laraque Bottom shut out Hank For Vezina 10-0 to move up to 8th place from 11th. LB got 3 wins from Thomas Vokoun (2.18/.939) and 2 more from Craig Anderson (0.50/.984), while Evgeni Malkin rode a 5-point Sunday game to the top offensive numbers of the week: 5 goals/2 assists/+3/4 PIM/2 PPP/20 SOG. Phil Kessel (0 pts/-4) and Brad Richards (0 pts/-1) helped Hank stay stranded in the basement.

Grabner 5-hole pounded whobustedass 8-3 as Martin St. Louis recorded 5 assists and The Price is Right blasted BlueLineDefenders 7-2 behind Steven Stamkos’ 5-point week and excellent goaltending from Cam Ward and Jean-Sebastien Giguere. KyHabs swept the offensive categories in a 6-4 win over last week’s top team, Jethro. D-man Dan Boyle led the way with a +5 and 15 shots, along with 5 points.

In a couple of 5-4 games, RCL-leader Decepticon Dominance edged Parenteau Guidance and BroadStreetBullies downed Optimus Reim as Jonas Hiller and Miikka Kiprusoff dominated the goaltending categories.

RazzPuckBunnies W-L-T Pts
1. Ice Road Puckers 99-49-6 204
2. Team Vigilante 90-49-15 195
3. Greyston Schmohawks 82-61-11 175
4. Chubby Beavers 71-66-17 159
5. Jagr Bombs 72-69-13 157
6. drb_redwings 69-71-14 152
7. Portable Ninja 69-72-13 151
8. Sin Bin Sadists 62-78-14 138
9. Top Shelf 60-81-13 133
10. Wampa 58-79-17 133
11. SuicidalEnforcers 57-84-13 127
12. Gator’s Bitches 52-82-20 124

drb_redwings swept the goaltending categories enroute to a 7-3 win over SuicidalEnforcers. The Wings were led by Thomas Vokoun, who picked up 3 wins with a .939 save percentage. The Enforcers were hampered with 4 players on IR (Nicklas Backstrom, Alex Steen, Jeff Carter, Joni Pitkanen).

In another 7-3 game, Gator’s Bitches also swept the goaltending categories to down Wampa. Jonas Hiller and Jaroslav Halak each recorded a shutout to lead the way. Eric Staal added a goal and 4 assists with 8 penalty minutes and 12 shots on goal. Claude Giroux (1 assist/-3) and Rick Nash (1 goal/-1) struggled for Wampa.

In other action it was Team Vigilante 6 Jagr Bombs 5, Chubby Beavers 6 Ice Road Puckers 4, Greyston Schmohawks 6 Portable Ninja 5, and Top Shelf 6 Sin Bin Sadists 4.

Bobby Hull Division W-L-T Pts
1. The Vincibles 90-48-16 196
2. Cunney-lingus 82-59-13 177
3. Shishka 80-58-16 176
4. TheMustaches 78-57-19 175
5. Rochester Americans 79-62-13 171
6. i miss baseball 73-65-16 162
7. GoPuckYour…… 70-63-21 161
8. Detroit Rust Rats 70-68-16 156
9. blunt blazing freak 64-75-15 143
10. Rasktastic! 60-86-8 128
11. Celtic Frost 45-90-19 109
12. Smarch Snow 42-102-10 94

A wild week left things much tighter in the Bobby Hull Division. The Rochester Americans crushed The Vincibles 8-1 behind an amazing goaltending performance. The Americans had 9 appearances from 5 goalies and finished with 6 wins, 274 saves, and a goals against average of 1.52 and .951 save percentage. Craig Anderson led the way with 3 wins/96 saves/0.98/.970/1 shutout. He was ably supported by Thomas Greiss (1.00/.962), Mike Smith (1.38/.959), Jonathan Bernier (2.00/.909), and Scott Clemmensen (2.50/.925).

The worst team in the RCL, Smarch Snow, was once again demolished, 10-1 by Shiska, who move up a spot in the standings to 3rd place. Jason Spezza had a 4-goal week for Shiska, while Miikka Kiprusoff and Pekka Rinna combined for 5 wins and ratios of 1.83/.940.

The beatdowns didn’t end there, as the Detroit Rust Rats bombed Rasktastic! 10-1, thanks in part to the fact that Rasktastic! did not meet minimum goalie requirements and GoPuckYour…… throttled blunt blazing freak 8-2. Celtic Frost beat Cunney-lingus 7-3, and in the only close matchup, i miss baseball fell to TheMustaches 6-4.