Newfoundland Growlers (20-12-3-0) vs Maine Mariners (19-18-3-2)Saturday, February 12 – St. John’s, Newfoundland
OFFICIAL GAME SHEETGame Story
The Newfoundland Growlers made it three wins a row this week as they topped the Maine Mariners 4-1 on Saturday night at Mary Brown’s Centre.
Jeremy McKenna opened the scoring for the second straight night, this time just 34 seconds in, beating Mariners goaltender Callum Booth with a glove side blast on the first shot of the game to make it 1-0 Growlers.
Evan Neugold doubled Newfoundland’s lead with 5:30 left in the opening frame as he deflected home a great pass from Derian Plouffe for his first goal of the season to make it 2-0 Growlers after 20 minutes.
Ryan Chyzowski got his name on the scoresheet in the second period with a great individual effort and hot shot under the crossbar to make it 3-0 Newfoundland with 13:15 left in the 2nd.
Matthew Santos would get one back for Maine midway through the second as he beat Keith Petruzzelli in a scramble in front of the Growlers net seconds after a Mariners power play expired. The Growlers led 3-1 going into the third period.
McKenna would add a second goal for the second straight night as he beat Booth high once again, this time to the blocker side, making it 4-1 Growlers on the power play with 11:41 left in the game.
Newfoundland would hold on to their three goal lead to take a 4-1 victory, marking their 20th win on the season in the process.
- Keith Petruzzelli has given up just two goals in his last four starts.
- The Growlers penalty kill has killed off 20 straight powerplay opportunities for the opposition including a five minute major on Saturday.
- These two teams finish up a four-game series tomorrow with a matinee puck drop set for 2 pm.
Three Stars1. NFL – J. McKenna2. NFL – R. Chyzowski3. NFL – E. Neugold