|2017-18 Season, Game 6 | Saturday October 21, 2017
Dunkin’ Donuts Center, Providence, RI
Forward lines and defense pairings:
McCormick – Paul – Rodewald
Werek – Chlapik – O’Brien
Ciampini – Reinhart – Gagne
Dunn- Perron – Randell
Sieloff – Burgdoerfer
Englund – Chabot
Lajoie – Jaros
Scratches: Jordan Murray, Macoy Erkamps, Ben Sexton
Injured Reserve: Chris Driedger, Mike Blunden, Kyle Flanagan
The Belleville Senators got right back to work after a dominating performance in Hartford on Friday night. Next on the schedule was the Providence Bruins, as the Sens looked to win their third game in a row.
The opening frame was considerably less eventful than the first period the night before. But in the second half of the period, the game started to open up. After a Jordan Swarz high-sticking penalty, Ethan Werek deflected a Thomas Chabot shot past Dan Vladar to make it 1-0. After 20 minutes of play, Belleville headed to the dressing room with the lead.
It did not take long for the Senators to add to their lead. Just 11 seconds into the second period, Jack Rodewald scored his third goal in as many games to double the Belleville lead. Not long after, the Senators found themselves with two men in the penalty box. Thanks to some great work from Andrew Hammond and the penalty killers, the Senators successfully killed the penalties. After 40 minutes, Belleville led 2-0.
The third period was not so friendly to the Senators. With 6:15 remaining in the frame, the Bruins finally cracked Hammond to make it 2-1, it was Swarz with the goal to cut the Belleville lead in half. Then just four minutes later, Peter Cehlarik scored an easy tap-in off a great feed from Ryan Fitzgerald to tie the game. At the end of 60 minutes, the teams were tied 2-2 so they headed to overtime.
In the extra frame the teams exchanged quality chances with both goalies coming up huge. Gabriel Gagne had the best chance of the period with a clear-cut breakaway, but Vladar robbed him with the glove to keep the Bruins alive. Overtime solved nothing and the teams headed to a shootout.
The teams went to the third round of the shootout before the scored a goal. In the final shot of the shootout, Swarz won the game for Providence to complete the comeback.
The Senators have little time to bounce back from this collapse as they will be in Springfield to battle the Thunderbirds Sunday afternoon.
▲ Andrew Hammond, Jack Rodewald
|1 for 3||Power Play||0 for 4|
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