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McCarthy leads Boston Bandits to shutout victory over Bay State

The Bog    Tue, Feb 19, 2013

Boston Bandits used a sparkling performance by Ryan McCarthy to take down the Bay State Breakers, as the netminder did not allow a goal in Boston Bandits' 8-0 shutout victory.

Boston Bandits pulled out the victory even though it was hit with 18 penalty minutes.

Boston Bandits was paced by Erik Hajdu, who registered one goal and one assist. Hajdu scored 2:18 into the second period to make the score 1-0 Boston Bandits. Brandon Seal assisted on the tally.

Boston Bandits excelled on the penalty kill, not giving up a single goal in seven chances. Boston Bandits was steadier on the defensive front than it has been for much of this season. Boston Bandits gives up 2.8 goals on average per game. Bay State was unable to stop Boston Bandits from sending pucks towards the net, and Boston Bandits eventually piled up 53 shots on goal. Boston Bandits outdid its season average for goals scored. Boston Bandits averages 5.0 goals per game.

Boston Bandits additionally got points from Matthew Grzybinski, who also racked up one goal and one assist, Seal, who also grabbed one goal and four assists to lead the team in points, and Connor Court, who also finished with one goal and two assists. Boston Bandits also had goals scored by Kevin Yun, who had two and Aharon Lara and Connor Wiggins, who each put in one. More assists for Boston Bandits came via Michael Taormina, who had two, Corbett McLucas, who had three, and Connor Sweeney and Connor Graham, who each chipped in one.

The Breakers could not produce up to they normal offensive output. Bay State puts an average of 3.8 pucks into the net per game. The Breakers could not stay out of the penalty box, as the team accrued 18 minutes in penalties during the game.

McCarthy rejected 30 shots on goal for Boston Bandits. Boston Bandits registered three goals on seven power play opportunities. Matthew Farrell recorded 45 saves for Bay State.