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RECAP | GROWLERS MOUNT COMEBACK OVER ROYALS 5-4 IN OT

Sunday, March 12th
RECAP | GROWLERS MOUNT COMEBACK OVER ROYALS 5-4 IN OT

Newfoundland Growlers (39-17-2-0) vs. Reading Royals (33-20-4-0) Sunday, March 12 – St. John’s, NL

OFFICIAL GAME SHEETGame Story

The Newfoundland Growlers concluded their weekend series with a 5-4 overtime win over the Reading Royals on Sunday afternoon at Mary Brown’s Centre.

Simon Kubicek opened the scoring for Newfoundland with 6:10 left in the 1st period as his point shot beat Ryan Kenny to make it 1-0 Growlers after 20 minutes of play.

Garrett McFadden replied for Reading six minutes into the middle frame as his centering pass deflected off a Growler and into the Newfoundland net to make it 1-1.

Both sides traded punches moments later as Todd Skirving gave the Growlers a temporary 2-1 lead before Max Newton struck back for the Royals three minutes later to level it at 2-2.

Derian Plouffe once again put the hosts ahead late in the second putting Newfoundland up 3-2 after 40 minutes before Will MacKinnon once again had a Reading response five minutes into the 3rd to make it 3-3 with 15:45 left in regulation time.

Brett Boeing gave the visitors their first lead of the game midway through the third period before Pavel Gogolev blasted one home on the powerplay with 5:34 left in regulation to force overtime for the second time in as many games.

Gogolev would once again make the man advantage count in the 3-on-3 overtime period as he one-timed the game winning goal past Kenny 71 seconds into OT to give Newfoundland a come from behind 5-4 victory.

Quick Hits

  • Michael Joyaux and Zach O’Brien notched three assists each.
  • Luke Cavallin made 31 saves in the victory.
  • Newfoundland stay at home as they host the Adirondack Thunder on Wednesday night.

Three Stars:

1. NFL - P. Gogolev2. NFL - T. Skirving3. NFL - Z. O'Brien

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