Newfoundland Growlers (21-12-3-0) vs Maine Mariners (19-18-4-2)Sunday, February 13 – St. John’s, Newfoundland
OFFICIAL GAME SHEETGame Story
The Newfoundland Growlers extended their win streak to four games in exciting fashion as they beat the Maine Mariners 4-3 in overtime on Sunday afternoon at Mary Brown’s Centre.
Maine picked up their first lead of the series thanks to a shorthanded strike from Matt Santos with 3:19 left in the first period. Despite being outshot 11-6 by the Growlers through 20 minutes, the Mariners would take a 1-0 lead into the first intermission.
Zach O’Brien would get the Growlers back to level with a great individual effort followed by a blocker side snipe to beat Jeremy Brodeur and make it 1-1 with 8:38 left in the 2nd.
Derian Plouffe would grab a lead for the hosts moments later with an impressive wrap around effort, beating Brodeur as Newfoundland went into the final frame leading 2-1.
Both sides picked up early third period goals with Newfoundland taking a 3-1 lead through Orrin Centazzo before Cameron Askew scored for Maine to make it 3-2 just 38 seconds later.
Nick Jermain got the Mariners level with 3:41 remaining in regulation and sent proceedings to overtime.
O’Brien would ensure the home crowd went home happy as he produced another highlight reel moment to seal a 4-3 Growlers win with 2:02 remaining in the 3-on-2 overtime period.
- Orrin Centazzo extended his point streak to 11 games with a goal and an assist in this one.
- Newfoundland have won four consecutive games for the first time since November.
- These two teams meet again next Friday evening down in Maine at Cross Insurance Arena.
Three Stars1. NFL – Z. O’Brien2. MNE – M. Santos3. NFL – O. Centazzo