RECAP | Senators – Wolf Pack: Belleville Burns Hartford on Home Ice

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2017-18 Season, Game 5 | Friday October 20, 2017 
XL Center, Hartford, CT

BELLEVILLE
Senators

5-1

HARTFORD
Wolf Pack

Lineup

Forward lines and defense pairings: 

[one_half]Werek – O’Brien – Blunden
Perron – Paul – Rodewald
Ciampini – Chlapik – Gagne
Reinhart – Randell[/one_half]

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

Goaltenders:
Taylor
Hammond

Scratches: Kyle Flanagan, Max McCormick, Vincent Dunn, Jordan Murray

Injured Reserve: Chris Driedger, Ben Sexton

Game Report

The Belleville Senators kicked off their first game in a stretch that will see them play three games in as many days when they encountered the Hartford Wolf Pack. The Senators were looking to build off of their first win of the season against Hershey last weekend.

The first period had a great pace which saw the two teams exchange chances. It did not take long for the Senators to find the back of the net, Jack Rodewald banged a rebound past Chris Nell for his second of the season less than five minutes into the action to make it 1-0.

However, the score was quickly evened when Cole Schneider beat Danny Taylor after some good work behind the Senators net from Filip Chytil. But after a great save from Taylor, Gabriel Gagne redirected an Andreas Englund shot to restore the Belleville lead. After 20 minutes, the Senators led 2-1.

The second period was a little less frantic than the first. But the Senators continued to create chances and after a Nell tripping infraction, they found themselves on the power play. Just 13 seconds into the man advantage, Francis Perron set up Christian Jaros and Belleville extended their lead to 3-1. That was the score after 40 minutes of play.

The third period brought more of the same from the Senators. Just under eight minutes into the frame, Max Reinhart was sprung on a partial break after some great pressure from Daniel Ciampini caused a turnover in the Wolf Pack zone. Reinhart made no mistake to make it 4-1.

Tyler Randell added an empty-netter, off a sweet dish from Perron to seal the deal for the Senators. Belleville was out-shot by Hartford 35-28 but still dominated the Wolf Pack.

The Senators will have little time to celebrate with a match-up against the Providence Bruins slated for Saturday night.

▲ Francis Perron, Christian Jaros, Max Reinhart, Danny Taylor, Jim O’Brien

 Statistics 
SENATORS   WOLF PACK
28 Shots 35
1 for 6 Power Play 0 for 6
12 Penalty Minutes 12
 Scoring
 FINAL 1 2 3 OT SO T
 Senators (2-3-0-0) 2 1 2 5
 Wolf Pack (3-2-0-0) 1 0 0 1
Scorers Goalies
  • BEL: Rodewald (2), Gagne (2), Jaros (1), Reinhart (1), Randell (1)
  • HFD: Schneider (3)
  • BEL: Taylor (W) 2-2-0-0
  • HFD: Nell (L) 3-1-0-0
 AHL Three Stars
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  1. Christian Jaros BEL
  2. Max Reinhart  BEL
  3. Danny Taylor  BEL

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