For the first time this season, the San Francisco Bulls scored seven goals, and won by five. The victims of this scoring binge were the Stockton Thunder. One game can make a point. Two games doesn’t make a pattern, but a line from Sunday’s 4-1 win to Wednesday’s 7-2 win leads to the question: how far can these Bulls go? The Bulls have scored as many as six goals in a game before, but rarely with such a voracious offensive appetite. Quite simply, they ran away with the game and looked ready to keep going if the final buzzer hadn’t stopped them.
Wednesday’s game plan was not an ambitious one: survive the first ten minutes and go from there. In their losses to Stockton, the Bulls were frequently overwhelmed by the Thunder’s quick starts, putting them down by one or two goals before they knew it. No one wants to hear that a team plans to merely survive the first ten minutes of a game, but it was a good plan. Stockton did take an early lead, when Ryan Hayes scored 5:57 into the first. Then, as if they had been waiting for the critical ten minutes to pass, the Bulls went on the attack and finished that first period up by two goals. Kory Falite, Nick Walsh and Peter Sivak all scored in under three minutes. Continue reading