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RECAP : GROWLERS VERSUS KOMETS FEB 9

Sunday, February 10th
RECAP : GROWLERS VERSUS KOMETS FEB 9

Fort Wayne Komets (23-17-1-4) at Newfoundland Growlers (31-14-3-0)

Saturday, February 9th – Mile One Centre, St. John’s,NL

V-H # Per Team Time Goals Assists Type
0 - 1 1 2nd NFL 6:52 Z. O'Brien (18) M. Power, M. Bradley  
1 - 1 2 2nd FW 8:49 J. Schaafsma (10)   SH
1 - 2 3 2nd NFL 13:59 Z. O'Brien (19) J. Melindy, G. Johnston  
2 - 2 4 2nd FW 18:20 J. Schaafsma (11) R. Siiro, J. Binkley  
3 - 2 5 OT FW 0:46 M. Roy (11)    

Game Story

The Newfoundland Growlers needed extra time for the second game in as many nights, but found themselves on the wrong side of the scoreboard tonight suffering a 3-2 overtime loss to the Fort Wayne Komets.

The opening period was a scoreless battle-of-the-goaltenders as Michael Garteig and Lukas Hafner both turned aside 14 shots. Sam Jardine got the home crowd amped up after taking exception to a big hit by Ryan Siiro on Brady Ferguson and dropping the gloves at 13:57 of the opening frame.

Zach O’Brien opened the scoring at 6:49 of the second period off an angle that handcuffed Hafner continuing his goal streak as of late giving the Growlers a 1-0 lead.

Jamie Schaafsma tied the game exactly two minutes later capitalizing on a shorthanded breakaway after some miscommunication by the Growlers for a 1-1 game.

Zach O’Brien netted his second of the period with 6:01 remaining in the period re-directing a James Melindy point blast five-hole, and Jamie Schaafsma replied by scored his second of the period with 1:40 remaining making it a 2-2 game after 40 minutes of play.

A scoreless third period meant extra time for the second night in a row, and Marc-Olivier Roy ended it just 46 seconds into overtime for a 3-2 Komets win.

Quick Hits

  • Zach O’Brien has points in four straight games
  • Marcus Power left the game with an injury in the second period and did not return
  • The three stars were 3 – M. Roy (FW), 2 – J. Schaafsma (FW) and 1 – Z. O’Brien (NFL)

What’s Next?

The Newfoundland Growlers wrap up their seven-game homestand Sunday afternoon with a special Marvel Superheroes Matinee Game. The Newfoundland Growlers will be wearing Iron Man jerseys and the Fort Wayne Komets will be wearing Captain America jerseys. Puck drop is 4 p.m. Tickets are available at mileonecentre.com.

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