Plates for a corresponding number of guests were warming behind the fender; and the guests themselves were warming before it: the chief and most important of whom appeared to be a stoutish gentleman in a bright crimson coat with long tails, vividly red breeches, and a cocked hat, who was standing with his back to the fire, and had apparently just entered, for besides retaining his cocked hat on his head, he carried in his hand a high stick
, such as gentlemen of his profession usually elevate in a sloping position over the roofs of carriages.
Goalkeeper Ayeisha McFerran was in fine form again as she made a superb high stick
save to send Vandana Katariya's shot over the bar while a super clearance off the line by Hannah Matthews prevented an equaliser.
It appeared the puck may have deflected off the high stick
of Johnny Gaudreau before getting past Jeff Glass, but the refs didn't see it that way and the goal stood.
The Spartans had an effort waved off for an obvious high stick
and looked the brighter of the teams early in the middle period.
A few minutes later, Stuart sent Marchand to the ice with a high stick
. Marchand got up slowly, but returned to action while Stuart was sent to the box.
Chicago will also miss the services of defenseman Duncan Keith, whose high stick
penalty to Kings right wing Jeff Carter in Game Three earned him a one game suspension.
PASS: The ball is flicked over a Liverpool defender,in red; CHALLENGE: Liverpool and Wirral battle for possession; READY: Keeper Lauren Catherall (above left) while players battle for possession (above right); HIGH STICK
: This Wirral player looks to attack; MEET THE GANG: Wirral Lacrosse Club line up
But the Steelers refused to lie down and once again they got their reward when Erik Anderson scored a powerplay goal with Paxton Schulte off the ice for an accidental high stick
Malaysia took a ninth-minute lead when Reading's Jon Wyatt was penalised for a high stick
and Maninderjit Sidhu converted the resulting penalty stroke.
Smith, who earlier in the period was penalized for high-sticking Erik Condra, took a high stick
from Ottawa's Jared Cowen with 5:01 left in the middle period to give Boston its first power play of the night.
Coventry claimed furiously it was a high stick
, with goalie Peter Hirsch picking up a misconduct penalty in the process, but the goal stood.
Immediately after the re-start, Newcastle centre Cory Morgan appeared to be caught with a high stick
, but referee Boniface waved play on, only to the penalise Jan Krajicek for dissent ( a 10-minute misconduct penalty on the Czech blueliner.