Cleveland, OH – The Adirondack Flames made it five in a row as they defeated the Lake Erie Monsters for the second consecutive night, this a 3-2 shootout win, at Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland, OH.
Corban Knight and Bill Arnold scored for Adirondack, which improved to 8-6-1-0 with the victory. The goal extended Arnold’s goal scoring streak to three games. Winger Emile Poirier scored the game-winning goal in the shootout and collected his seventh point over his six games played this season with an assist on Arnold’s tally. Knight and Mathieu Tousignant also scored in the shootout and Brad Thiessen made 33 saves for his second win of the season.
For the second game in a row in at Quicken Loans Arena, the visitors opened the scoring as Knight beat Monsters’ netminder Calvin Pickard for his fourth of the season. Wolf drove the puck into the front of the cage where it found its way to Pickard who could not cover, allowing for Knight to jam home the rebound.
Lake Erie evened the score at one midway through the second period as former Abbotsford Heat forward Ben Street beat Thiessen from the slot. The goal, Street’s first of the season, came off of a nice feed from winger Andrew Agozzino, who now has points in three straight games. Tomas Vincour had the secondary assist on the play.
The Monsters got a friendly bounce just 2:24 into the third period as Thiessen misplayed the puck behind the net, leaving a wide-open cage for Colin Smith, who converted to make it 2-1 Lake Erie. Center Troy Bourke collected the lone assist on the play.
A hot hand converted once again midway through the third as Arnold buried a loose puck in front to knot the score at two. Some great work from the Flames down low got the puck out to Arnold who hesitated long enough to draw Pickard out of position and beat the Lake Erie netminder with his shot. Poirier and Nolan Yonkman collected assists for the Flames.
The Flames and Monsters would head to overtime, just the second time this season that Adirondack has played an extra session. The teams would not see the new 3-on-3 platform, as overtime featured up-and-down action without a single whistle.
Knight and Mike Sgarbossa traded goals to open the shootout, before Tousignant scored on a nifty backhanded move, countered by a stop from Thiessen on Tomas Vincour. Smith then extended the shootout for the Monsters with a third round goal and Pickard denied Ben Hanowski to force extra innings. After Street lost the puck on his attempt, Poirier went to the five-hole on Pickard for the game winner.
The Flames return to the Glens Falls Civic Center this Tuesday, November, 18 as the Chicago Wolves come to town and are home for five games over a 12 day span. Tickets are still available for Tuesday’s contest as well as each of the team’s home games. Visit the Flames box office, call 518-480-3355, or order online at glensfallscc.com to be a part of Saturday Night is Hockey Night in Glens Falls.
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