RECAP | Senators – Moose: Belleville Bounces Back in Shootout Victory

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Photo by Manitoba Moose
2017-18 Season, Game 8 | Friday October 27, 2017 
Bell MTS Place, Winnipeg, MB

SENATORS
Belleville

4-3

MOOSE
Manitoba

Photo by Manitoba Moose

Lineup

Forward lines and defense pairings: 

[one_half]Werek – O’Brien – Sexton
Perron – Paul – Gagne
Ciampini – Reinhart – Randell
Dunn – Vaive[/one_half]

[one_half_last]Sieloff – Harpur
Englund – Jaros
Lajoie – Burgdoerfer
Erkamps[/one_half_last]

Goaltenders:
Hammond
Taylor

Scratches: Thomas Chabot

Injured Reserve: Chris Driedger, Mike Blunden, Kyle Flanagan

Game Report

The Belleville Senators got back to work Friday night, kicking off a two-game set in Manitoba. The Senators were looking to avoid a third straight loss after losing to Providence and Springfield last weekend.

The first period was played a at brisk pace until the halfway mark. It was at that point the game started to slow down. Just before the 10-minute mark, Buddy Robinson deflected a Cameron Schilling point shot past Andrew Hammond to make it 1-0. But after a Kirill Gotovets slashing penalty, Erik Burgdoerfer got the Senators back in the game, making it 1-1. However, just three minutes later, Robinson scored his second of the period to make it 2-1. That was the score at the end of 20 minutes.

But the second period was a little more favorable to the Senators. Just after the midway point of the frame, Ben Sexton fired one past Eric Comrie off a nice drop pass from Ethan Werek to tie the game 2-2. But just after Belleville had tied the game, Jack Roslovic was hauled down on a partial break and was awarded a penalty shot. Luckily for the Senators, Hammond stood tall to keep the game tied.

That save proved to be huge as just moments later, Francis Perron fed a perfect pass backdoor to Gabriel Gagne who just had to tap it into the open cage to make it 3-2. After 40 minutes of play, the Senators went to the locker room leading the Moose 3-2.

The third period was mostly uneventful. Comrie made some big saves in the Manitoba net to keep them within one and that proved to be huge as Chase De Leo tied the game with just over two minutes remaining in regulation. This game needed overtime to determine the winner.

In overtime the teams exchanged high quality chances. The first one being a clear-cut breakaway for Jim O’Brien that was denied by Comrie. That was the best chance of the extra frame, as these teams needed a shootout. In the shootout, Nick Paul scored to give the Senators a 4-3 advantage. Roslovic needed to score to extend it but was stoned by Hammond.

The Senators got back in the win column with this 4-3 victory in the shootout. Belleville has little time to celebrate as they get right back to work tomorrow night against the same Manitoba Moose.

▲ Andrew Hammond, Erik Burgdoerfer, Ben Sexton, Francis Perron, Gabriel Gagne

 Statistics 
SENATORS MOOSE
28 Shots 38
1 for 3 Power Play 1 for 4
8 Penalty Minutes 6
 Scoring
 FINAL 1 2 3 OT SO T
 Senators (3-4-0-1) 1 2 0 4 4
 Moose (4-3-0-1) 2 0 1 3 3
Scorers Goalies
  • BEL: Burgdoerfer (2), Sexton (1), Gagne (3)
  • MB: Robinson (4), Robinson (5), De Leo (1)
  • BEL: Hammond (W) 1-1-1-0
  • MB: Comrie (L) 2-2-0-1
 AHL Three Stars
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  1. Buddy Robinson MB
  2. Andrew Hammond BEL
  3. Mason Appleton MB

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