Hockey critics will tell you that a perfect game is boring. A game where each team sticks to their system, no one takes penalties and goals are hard to come by is just dull to watch.
With the exception of the goals, the Reign and Moose came close to playing such a game Wednesday night.
The teams combined for six penalties (three a piece), engaged in very little after whistle shoving, limited odd man rushed to perhaps three per period and otherwise just pitted system against system.
While the Reign did control large swaths of play, they did not completely out play the Moose. The difference was in the ability of the goal scorers to solve the netminders. The Reign were simply better at it, putting three pucks past Comrie and one in an empty net.
Impressive: Michael Mersch had an excellent game & redeemed himself from his off weekend. He scored one goal and assisted on two others for a three point night.
Not So Much: There is very little to critique for either team. We’ll leave it at that.
Elsewhere in the Division: San Diego managed to hit the brakes on their losing streak, beating San Antonio Tuesday night 2-1. The rest of the division was inactive.