Last night the Toronto Rock dumped the Minnesota Swarm 16-4 to keep their first place lead over Buffalo. That game was in Minnesota. The rematch was tonight at home and promised to be a chippy game and it was.
Iggy Rock, welcomed out the team, Scotty Newlands sang the National anthems and then it was time for the opening face-off.
Damn! Minnesota scored the first goal. It was the only time in the game that Minnesota had the lead.
Some action shots.
Tempers were high from last nights game. An early game scuffle.
Iggy is everywhere in the stadium. He came up to our area and had a conversation with the horse behind us.
Tim sits in front of us and has shaved his head. Iggy thought it needed a shine.
Being Valentines Day, Iggy put on a tie and joined the cheerleaders.
Iggy even flipped a cheerleader!
More action. The Rock took a 4 -3 lead after 27 seconds in the second quarter and never lost the lead again for the rest of the game. After building up a 6-3 lead, the Swarm never got closer than two goals behind.
Nick Rose (front) made 40 saves in a 14-9 Toronto Rock victory. He and goalie Brandon Miller do a victory jump.
The Rock took all three stars.
Buffalo lost tonight so now the Rock have a two game lead in their division. The Rock lap the stadium and salute their fans.
Next Friday night they take on the New England Black Wolves. Teena and I will be there.