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GAME RECAP

Connecticut squeaks by Bay State, 4-3

Rockland Arena    Sat, Nov 03, 2012

The game between the Connecticut Oilers and the Bay State Breakers was tight through all 60 minutes, but in the end Connecticut emerged with a 4-3 win.

Neither team gained more than a two-goal lead, and Brett Backman's goal in the third period proved to be the difference maker.

Backman was all over the ice for the Oilers, as he grabbed two goals in the win.

Bay State's power play was ineffective against Connecticut's penalty kill, which allowed one goal while shorthanded.

The Oilers kept the Breakers' goalie busy throughout the game, and Matthew Farrell made 29 saves on 33 shots. Connecticut struggled to stay out of the sin bin throughout the game as it finished the game with 20 penalty minutes for six opposing power plays.

Connecticut additionally got points from Philip Prins, who also finished with one goal and one assist. Tommy Green also scored for Connecticut. More assists for Connecticut came via Stephan Seeger, who had two and David Landau and Todd Brown, who contributed one a piece.

The Oilers were unable to stop Bay State from sending pucks towards the net, and the Breakers eventually piled up 44 shots on goal. Bay State got an offensive boost from its blueliners, who contributed two goals during the game.

Connecticut's Gryphon Richardson stopped 41 shots out of the 44 that he faced. The Oilers registered one goal on four power play opportunities. The Breakers ended with 38 minutes in penalty time with four minors and two majors.