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Philadelphia squeaks by Connecticut, 4-2
Story by Narrative Science.
In a game where neither team could get a cushion, the Philadelphia Revolution escaped with a 4-2 victory over the Connecticut Oilers.
No lead was more than two goals during the contest, and the winning goal was scored by Donald Willier at 2:02 of the third period.
Philadelphia was sparked by Willier, who had one goal.
The Revolution managed to stay out of the box better than usual, totaling one minor for 12 minutes in penalty time. Philadelphia ended up below its season average of 22.0 penalty minutes per game.
Philadelphia also got points from Connor Bechtel, who also grabbed one goal and one assist to lead the team in points. Philadelphia also got a goal from Alex Dyer as well. In addition, Philadelphia received assists from Travis Kauffman, William Hayden, Taylor Glanding, and Zachary England, who each chipped in one.
The Revolution were unable to stop Connecticut from sending pucks towards the net, and the Oilers eventually piled up 32 shots on goal.
Connecticut was helped by Christopher Santello, who registered one goal. Santello scored 3:23 into the second period to make the score 1-1. Stephan Seeger assisted on the tally. Ryan Harper also scored for Connecticut. Other players who recorded assists for Connecticut were David Landau and Jake Garay, who contributed one a piece.
Philadelphia's Justin Kirk stopped 30 shots out of the 32 that he faced. The Revolution registered zero goals on two power play opportunities. For Philadelphia, Kyle Crane was ejected from the game. Zachary Geller made 23 saves for the Oilers on 26 shots. Connecticut incurred 14 minutes in penalty time with two minors. The Oilers ran into serious disciplinary problems during the contest, and Todd Brown was ejected from the game.