Wednesday, 5 February 2014

Recap: CGY 7 - VIC 6 Overtime

Padakin scored on an overtime breakaway for a 7-6 Hitmen victory
Pavel Padakin scored the overtime winner to lead the visiting Calgary Hitmen past the Victoria Royals 7-6 Wednesday night.

The Hitmen erased a 6-3 third period deficit with 4 unanswered goals including the winner.

Steven Hodges found the loose puck for a goal.
The loss snapped Victoria’s two game win streak, but have points in 7 straight games (5-0-1-1).  Calgary snapped their 2 game losing streak.

The Royals take 3 of a possible 4 points in the two game set after a 7-2 victory over the Hitmen the night before scoring 13 goals in total.  They wrap up their four game homestand with 2 wins, and a loss in both the shoot out and overtime.

Victoria held leads of 3-0, 5-1 and 6-3 throughout the game, and outshot Calgary 43-34 overall.

The Royals went 3 for 3 on the power play in the first and 3 for 5 overall, while allowing 2 goals on 5 Hitman man advantages.

Mack Shields stopped 38 of 44 for his 13th victory, while Coleman Vollrath allowed 7 goals on 35 shots as his record falls to (15-5-1-1).
Logan Fisher nets his 5th of the year

Victoria remains 3rd in the West, with just a single point lead over Seattle who beat Spokane 4-0 Wednesday.

Ben Walker opened the scoring on the power play converting on a passing play from Travis Brown and Joe Hicketts.  Austin Carroll converted on a pass from Walker for his team leading 26th goal with the man advantage to take a 2-0 lead.  Axel Blomqvist banged home his 19th when the point shot came off the back wall, also on the power play with just 23 seconds left in the first period taking a 3-0 lead to the 2nd.

Padakin banged one in off a Royal defender to get the Hitmen on board in the middle frame early.  Brady Brassart hit the post on a wide open net, which eventually lead to Logan Fisher regaining the three goal lead with his 5th.  Ben Walker found the top corner short side for his 22nd of the year to make it 5-1 Royals.  Calgary would add a pair before the 2nd was out to cut the lead to two on goals by Jaynen Rissling on the power play, and Chase Lang.

Joe Hicketts lays a big hit on Malenstyn
Steven Hodges scored his 14th of the year early in the third to give Victoria a 6-3 lead, but Brassart, Adam Tambellini on the power play and Mike Winther scored to force overtime.  Padakin scored an unassisted breakaway goal for the 7-6 win and complete the comeback.

Padakin (2g 1a) and Brassart (1g 2a) lead the way for the Hitmen with three point nights.  Rissling and Tambellini had a goal and assist each, while Greg Chase chipped in with a pair of helpers.

Ben Walker was the 2nd star for the Royals with 2 goals and an assist, Austin Carroll had a hat trick one night earlier added another goal and assist and Joe Hicketts had a pair of helpers.

Victoria played without Logan Nelson who’s suspension is TBD after supplemental discipline versus Calgary one night earlier.

The Royals are just one win away from setting the franchise record for wins as they sit at 35 victories and are 3 points away from tying the franchise record in points (77).

Victoria heads out on a three game BC Division road trip with stops in Kamloops Friday, Kelowna Saturday and Vancouver Monday afternoon at 2pm.

-Marlon Martens

Calgary Hitmen 7 (OT) at Victoria Royals 6 - Status: Final OT
Wednesday, February 5, 2014 - Save-On-Foods Memorial Arena - Victoria, BC

Calgary 0 3 3 1 - 7
Victoria 3 2 1 0 - 6

1st Period-
1, Victoria, Walker 21 (Brown, Hicketts), 7:28 (PP).
2, Victoria, Carroll 26 (Walker, Hicketts), 16:40 (PP).
3, Victoria, Blomqvist 19 (Fransoo, Fushimi), 19:46 (PP).

Penalties-Virtanen Cal (roughing), 4:30; Hodges Vic (interference, roughing), 4:30; Rissling Cal (cross checking), 7:12; Roach Cal (roughing), 16:09; Chase Cal (roughing), 18:21.

2nd Period-
4, Calgary, Padakin 18   1:36.
5, Victoria, Fisher 5 (Crunk, Skapski), 3:20.
6, Victoria, Walker 22 (Carroll), 10:52.
7, Calgary, Rissling 7 (Chase, Tambellini), 14:06 (PP).
8, Calgary, Lang 7 (Padakin, Draude), 18:19.

Penalties-Brassart Cal (hooking), 7:37; Brown Vic (roughing), 14:00.

3rd Period-
9, Victoria, Hodges 14 (Magee), 4:19.
10, Calgary, Brassart 24 (Roach, Malenstyn), 5:03.
11, Calgary, Tambellini 5 (Rissling, Brassart), 6:36 (PP).
12, Calgary, Winther 6 (Chase, Brassart), 12:23.

Penalties-Fransoo Vic (boarding), 1:40; Hodges Vic (hooking), 6:22; Lang Cal (tripping), 7:18; Walker Vic (slashing), 15:02.

OT Period-
13, Calgary, Padakin 19   1:26.

Penalties-No Penalties

Shots on Goal-
Calgary 11-7-16-1-35.
Victoria 15-16-12-1-44.

Power Play Opportunities-
Calgary 2 / 5;
Victoria 3 / 5.

Calgary, Shields 13-2-0-0 (44 shots-38 saves).
Victoria, Vollrath 15-5-1-1 (35 shots-28 saves).

Referees-Adam Griffiths (36), Pat Smith (12).
Linesmen-Riley Friesen (76), Kirk Van Helvoirt (107).