Game six between the Charlotte Checkers and Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins was one for the record books. The Checkers found themselves down 3-0 in the third and staring into the eyes of a dreaded game seven.
It took me awhile to find a movie clip as epic as this comeback, but I think the Matrix ending sums it up quite well.
The Checkmen believed in their power and Chris Terry started the rapid-fire goal sequence at 7:24 in the final twenty. It would be the first of two goals for the winger. Brett Sutter had a helper in the play, and continued to thrive with his own Thiessen penetrator roughly three minutes later. Sutter rounded off his exceptional night with another assist of Zac Dalpe’s game-winner.
Michael Murphy made 190 saves in the six games, allowing just nine goals. A Neo-worthy, bullet-stopping performance.
Charlotte has played as a well functioning unit throughout the playoffs. Fifteen players had a point in the WBS series. Six men (Sutter, Dalpe, Matsumoto, Terry, Jordan, and Rodney) earned over a point in the match-up. Brett Sutter led the series with five points, followed by Zac Dalpe and Jon Matsumoto with four points each.
Checkers return home to play the Binghamton Senators Thursday in the Eastern Conference Finals. Watch for the preview later this week. Let’s Go Checkers!