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RECAP : GROWLERS VERSUS THUNDER OCT 17

Thursday, October 18th
RECAP : GROWLERS VERSUS THUNDER OCT 17
Adirondack Thunder (2-1-0-0) at Newfoundland Growlers (2-2-0-0)
Wednesday, October 17, 2018 – Mile One Centre, St. John’s,NL
Scoring Summary                                           1                      2                      3                      F
Newfoundland Growlers                                1                      1                      2                      4
Adirondack Thunder                                       2                      3                      1                      6
Shots by Period                                              1                      2                      3                      F
Newfoundland Growlers                                8                      6                      17                    31
Adirondack Thunder                                       8                      23                    5                      36
Special Teams                                                 PP                    PK                    PIM
Newfoundland Growlers                                0/3                  0/1                  2
Adirondack Thunder                                       1/1                  3/3                  16
TEAM              GOALTENDER                                                 MIN     SA        SV
NFL                  Michael Garteig                                              60:00   35        30
ADK                 Alex Sakellaropoulos                                      60:00   31        27
Goal Summary
P          TIME   TEAM  GOAL                           ASSIST                         ASSIST             STR      SCORE
1          4:27     ADK     M. Salhany (1)             S. Eiserman (1)            C. Bradshaw (3)ES       0-1
1          6:09     NFL      R. Moore (2)                S. Pooley (3)                A. Darrigo (1)  ES        1-1
1          17:48   ADK     M. Salhany (2)             J. Henry (3)                                          SH        1-2
2          3:57     NFL      M. Bradley (2)             S. Pooley (4)                                        ES        2-2
2          12:47   ADK     S. Conacher (3)           C. Bradshaw (4)                                   ES        2-3
2          13:55   ADK     C. Riley (3)                   B. Ward (2)                                          ES        2-4
2          19:27   ADK     S. Eiserman (1)            J. Linhart (2)                                        PP        2-5
3          15:18   NFL      B. Ferguson (3)            Z. O’Brien (5)                                       ES        3-5
3          19:36   NFL      Z. O’Brien (1)               M. Bradley (2)             G. Estephan (1)ES       4-5
3          19:57   ADK     S. Conacher (4)                                                                       EN       4-6
Game Story
The Adirondack Thunder caused a storm at Mile One Centre Wednesday night as they handed the Newfoundland Growlers a 6-4 loss to split the mid-week series. The game wrapped up the Growlers season opening four-game home stand, and for the first time this season the Growlers did not score first.
Matt Salhany got the Thunder on the board first, finishing off a two-on-one and roofing it over Michael Garteig’s glove to make it a 1-0 game. The lead didn’t last long however, as under two minutes later Ryan Moore tapped in a rebound for his second goal in as many nights. The Thunder re-took their lead with 2:12 left on the clock in the opening frame when Matt Salhany picked up his second of the period marking the first shorthanded tally the Growlers have allowed this season making it a 2-1 game after one period of play.
Matt Bradley evened it up once again at 3:57 of the middle frame, but after that, the second period was all Adirondack as they netted three goals and outshot the Growlers 21-6 in the process.
The Thunder looked like they were going to take the lead at the 9-minute mark of the middle frame when Michael Garteig got caught trying to play the puck, but a diving Brady Ferguson swatted the puck away.
Shane Conacher tallied at 12:47 of the second period, and Conor Riley added another off an unfortunate bounce just over a minute later to give the Thunder their first two goal lead of the game, making the score 4-2. Shane Eiserman followed that up by firing home a power play tally, giving the Thunder a 5-2 lead with 33 seconds to go in the period.
Brady Ferguson re-directed a beautiful feed from Zach O’Brien past Alex Sakellaropoulos with 4:42 to play bringing the Growlers back within two. Zach O’Brien made it interesting with Garteig on the bench for an extra attacker, scoring with 25 seconds left and bringing the Growlers within one, but the Thunder hit the empty net with 2.8 seconds on the clock to make it a 6-4 final.
Quick Hits
  • Stefan LeBlanc wore an “A” tonight with Alex Gudbranson out
  • St. John’s native Rodi Short made his ECHL debut after being signed by the Growlers this afternoon
  • The three stars were 3 – Pooley (NFL), 2 – Salhany (ADK) and 1 – Conacher (ADK)
What’s Next?
The Newfoundland Growlers embark on an eight-game, 18-day road trip that sees them play every team in the North Division, beginning Friday, October 19th in Manchester. Catch all the action on nlgrowlers.com/mixlr.

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