Wow, 10 euros to see Lev against Dynamo... This is the price I paid yesterday to watch Reims Phenix vs Bordeaux Boxers
That's... Well, not cool for me
Anyway it was an entertaining game. Bordeaux was very undisciplined, they made a lot of faults, besides a lot of mistakes, and that's why Reims won without a lot of problems.
The 1st goal was scored by Bordeaux. A stupid short handed goal... Reims was about 15 seconds in Bordeaux's zone during the powerplay. Bad pass, interception, break away, goal... As Reims really don't play well defensivly this season, I was affraid that we would have easily lose the game.
But then Reims scored 3 goals in 6 or seven minutes. I don't how much shots they took, but it was quite impressive, it was more ping-pong than hockey.
The 1st period was over, and Reims led the score by by 3-1.
The second period was very frustrating, Bordeaux was short handed a lot of times, and even if Reims continued to shoot a lot, it was impossible for them to score. Finally Bordeaux scored a amazing goal, big slapshot from the blue line.
Then Reims scored short handed, but it was the luckyest goal I've ever seen. The goalie tried to control the puck, and wasn't in his net anymore. He totally screwed it and made the most precise pass ever... on the stick of a Reims's forward. Sounds not like special goal, but everything was so sloooooooow... and really embarrassing to see this poor level... It was scored with less than 2 seconds remaining before the buzzer. I laughed a lot.
Not a lot to say on the third period.
Reims scored 3 pretty boring goals, even if they didn't shoot a lot. Bordeaux's goalie seemed to be totally disconnected. They finally changed their goalie for a huge Slovak guy after the 6-2 mark, but this guy didn't touched the puck a single time, as Reims scored a last goal, on the last shot they took for the game.
Bordeaux scored a last goal at the nearly end of the end the game. Final score 7-3 for Reims.
10 goals in one hour, that's why the game was pretty entertaining. But there were a lot of technical mistakes, stupid penalties, and the third period was really not as good as the first ones, even if 4 goals were scored.
We were about a thousand in the rink, which is pretty good for the french division 1 (second level). A very noisy crowd, that was really cool.