Newfoundland Growlers (13-2-0-0) at Worcester Railers (5-8-0-1)
Sunday, November 28 – Worcester, Massachusetts
|1||1st||NFL||6:51||Z. O'Brien (3)||M. Pietroniro|
|2||1st||NFL||12:54||O. Centazzo (4)||Z. O'Brien, M. Power||PP|
|3||2nd||NFL||3:49||Z. O'Brien (4)||M. Power|
|4||2nd||NFL||9:48||Z. O'Brien (5)||T. Pomerleau|
|5||2nd||NFL||19:57||M. Power (7)||G. Green, O. Centazzo||PP|
|6||3rd||NFL||7:32||Z. O'Brien (6)||M. Johnstone|
The Newfoundland Growlers extended their road winning streak to nine games in style with a 6-0 win over the Worcester Railers at DCU Center on Sunday afternoon.
Zach O’Brien opened the scoring seven minutes into the first period thanks to a great feed from Matteo Pietroniro. O’Brien would take a turn playing provider moments later as he found Orrin Centazzo on the power play to double the Growlers advantage — they took a 2-0 lead into the first intermission.
O’Brien picked up where he left off in the opening frame four minutes after the break as he added a second goal with Marcus Power picking up a second assist on the play. Newfoundland’s leading scorer would complete the hat trick midway through the second, this time Tristan Pomerleau would provide the assist for O’Brien to make it 4-0.
Newfoundland’s power play would provide a fifth goal seconds before the end of the second period as Power got in on the scoring to give the Growlers a 5-0 lead after 40 minutes.
Not settling for the hat trick, O’Brien would beat Colten Ellis — the Railers backup who suited for the closing 20 minutes — for his fourth of the afternoon to make it a 6-0 final in favour of the Growlers.
Evan Cormier stopped all 14 shots he faced in the Newfoundland net to earn the win and the shutout in the process.
- Zach O’Brien tied franchise records for goals (4) & points in a game (5) in the win over Worcester.
- Evan Cormier picked up his first shutout as a Growler with the 14 save victory.
- The Growlers special teams continue to thrive as their power play provided two goals on Sunday.
1. NFL – Z. O’Brien
2. NFL – M. Power
3. NFL - E. Cormier