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Hampton Roads vanquishes Springfield in shootout, 5-4 (3-2 SO)
Story by Narrative Science.
Three periods of regulation and an overtime session were not enough to settle matters as the Hampton Roads Whalers defeated the Springfield Pics in a shootout 5-4 (3-2 SO).The two teams needed 12 turns to complete the shootout. Springfield got shootout goals from Thane Schinabeck and Brandon Korytko. In addition to the clincher, Hampton Roads got shootout goals from Trent Carter and Michael Addison.
The Whalers came back from a two-goal deficit to capture the victory. Hampton Roads trailed 4-2 after a short handed goal by the Pics' Nicholas Sibilia at 8:09 in the second period. The Whalers knotted things up at 4-4 on a goal by Avery Shepherd at 20:50 in the second period.
Addison had two goals to lead Hampton Roads to victory. Addison found the back of the net on the power play 6:57 into the first period to make the score 1-1 and again while 16:24 into the first to make the score 2-1 Hampton Roads.
The Whalers kept Springfield's goalie busy throughout the game, and Matthew Blascak made 29 saves on 34 shots. Hampton Roads' defensemen played an important role in the offense, chipping in two goals. The Whalers could not stay out of the penalty box, as the team accrued 18 minutes in penalties during the game.
Hampton Roads additionally got points from Kyle Buchanan, who also tallied one goal and one assist. In addition, Hampton Roads received assists from Carter and Phoenix Dreer, who contributed one a piece and Jonathon Jones and Nathan Kanter, who each chipped in two.
The Pics forced Hampton Roads goalie Taylor Brost to work between the pipes, taking 56 shots.
Springfield was led by Stefan Koproske, who had three goals. Springfield also got points from Sibilia, who also racked up one goal and one assist. Other players who recorded assists for Springfield were Matthew Antonacci, who had two and Logan Schinabeck, Conner Brochu, and Mario Fontanella, who contributed one a piece.
Brost rejected 52 shots on goal for the Whalers. Hampton Roads registered one goal on five power play opportunities. The Pics incurred 12 minutes in penalty time with six minors.