Here's a question from Jeff Y.:
Smack in the middle of the third period Friday, Alaska-Anchorage pulls the goalie while down 3 or 4 goals. Although I can't imagine why it was done, I love it! I've never seen such a thing before. Any insight?
The Seawolves cut the score to 3-1 with six minutes to go in the second period Friday. CC left wing Scott McCulloch's power-play goal 1:12 into the third put a huge damper on any comeback hopes for Anchorage. But when the Seawolves got an offensive-zone faceoff with about eight minutes left, I think coach Dave Shyiak decided to quit playing it safe. If you remember, Anchorage was continually icing the puck because they had trouble dealing with CC's pressure, so offensive-zone faceoffs were rare. So, Shyiak pulled goaltender Jon Olthuis to create a 6-on-5. Anchorage won the faceoff, but lost possession two passes later and Anchroage's Shane Lovdahl had to make a diving block to keep CC at bay on the resulting rush. Shyiak put Olthuis back on during the next stoppage of play, which I believe was an icing call after Lovdahl saved the day.
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