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Dresden's comeback falls short, Lakeshore wins 6-5
Story by Narrative Science.
The Dresden Kings almost clawed their way back from a three-goal deficit, but the Lakeshore Canadiens managed to pull out a 6-5 win in the end.
Lakeshore led by three goals at one point and ended with the victory. The largest advantage in the game came when the Canadiens' Mejoe Gasparovic scored on the power play at 15:53 in the third period to put Lakeshore up 7-4.
The win gave the Canadiens a 1-0 lead in the best of seven series.
Gasparovic had one goal and two assists to lead Lakeshore.
In the losing effort, Dresden was paced by Dillon Liberty, who tallied two goals. Liberty scored the first of his two goals at 7:26 into the first period to make the score 1-0 Dresden. Jordan Durston provided the assist. Liberty's next tally made the score 2-1 Dresden with 54 seconds left in the first period. Durston picked up the assist.
The Canadiens' offense rang up 35 shots on the Kings' net. Lakeshore was effective with a man advantage, and put in three goals while on the power play. The defensemen of the Canadiens were also effective in Dresden's zone, and came away with three goals.
Lakeshore additionally got points from Steven Sartor, who also racked up one goal and two assists, JJ Percy, who also grabbed one goal and one assist, and Luke Sanko, who also finished with one goal and one assist. Lakeshore also had goals scored by Colin Sartor, Hunter Corp, and Logan Percy, who each put in one. Other players who recorded assists for Lakeshore were Liam MacDougall, who had two and Nick Tavolieri-Essex, Zack Bedard, and Aaron Moore, who contributed one each.
Dresden also got points from Kevin Ritzer, who also registered one goal and one assist and Will Tetzlaff, who also had one goal and one assist. John Montgomery also scored for Dresden. In addition, Dresden received assists from Derek Daly, who had two and Austin Bentley and Jim McKinlay, who each chipped in one.
Colin Tetreault made 16 saves for Lakeshore on 21 shots. The Canadiens incurred 16 minutes in penalty time with three minors. Daniel Tonietto rejected 29 shots on goal for the Kings. Dresden incurred eight minutes in penalty time with four minors.