Empire JHL 2012/2013
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Bay State outlasts Connecticut, 4-2
Story by Narrative Science.
The game between the Bay State Breakers and the Connecticut Oilers was tight through all 60 minutes, but in the end Bay State emerged with a 4-2 win.
No lead was more than two goals during the contest, and the winning goal was scored by Nicholas Russo at 2:28 of the third period.
Ryan ODonnell had two goals to lead the Breakers to victory. ODonnell scored at 23 seconds into the second period to make the score 2-0 Bay State and again while 19:59 into the third to make the score 4-2 Bay State.
Bay State's penalty kill excelled, as the Breakers gave up zero goals despite allowing six power plays.
Bay State stifled Connecticut's power play, and did not give up a single goal while down a man. The Breakers' penalty killing units received substantial work throughout the game as Bay State finished with 32 penalty minutes.
The Oilers excelled on the penalty kill, not giving up a single goal in four chances. Connecticut kept the Breakers' goalie busy throughout the game, and Matthew Farrell made 33 saves on 35 shots. The Oilers could not stay out of the penalty box, as the team accrued 34 minutes in penalties during the game.
Connecticut was helped by Hunter Jurman, who finished with one goal. Jurman scored short handed 7:42 into the second period to make the score 2-1 Bay State. A boarding call on Stephan Seeger put the Oilers on the penalty kill. Adam Luchak picked up the assist. More assists for Connecticut came via Philip Prins and Thomas Worsfold, who each chipped in one.
Christopher Bastone rejected 25 shots on goal for Connecticut.