First the good news: Geoff Walker scored a goal and Tim Kraus assisted on another, on a light day of scoring for the National Conference, which took an 11-5 loss in Reading, Pa. in the ECHL All-Star game Wednesday night. Apparently it’s not like this every year; the 11 goals tied an ECHL All-Star game record.
Which is bad news for John Murray.
All eyes were on Murray, whose grew up in nearby Lancaster. Murray played the third period, allowed five goals on 18 shots, and saw the score jump from 6-4 to 10-4 under his watch. I’m sure the 20-to-40 family and friends Murray had in attendance were expecting something better, but such is an All-Star game (except in Major League Baseball, where “it counts”). The goalies always get beat up because no one plays defense.