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RECAP : Growlers Shutout the Walleye 2-0

Toledo Walleye (7-5-1-0) at Newfoundland Growlers (9-5-0-0)
Saturday, November 16th – Mile One Centre – St. John’s, NL
 
Goal Summary
 

V-H#PerTeamTimeGoalsAssistsTypeOn Ice (+/-)
0 - 112ndNFL1:54T. Bradley (1)A. Luchuk, M. KaplaPPV  7 12 19 27H  14 17 26 27 36
0 - 223rdNFL17:02Z. O'Brien (6)M. Bradley, J. Duszak V  7 12 17 22 39H  3 9 10 21 27


Game Story
 
The Newfoundland Growlers broke out the brooms Saturday night at Mile One Centre in a 2-0 win against the Toledo Walleye to sweep their four-game November homestand.
 
A scoreless first period saw the Walleye outshoot the Growlers 7-5, but was highlighted by James Melindy taking exception to a hit on Aaron Luchuk with 3:04 remaining in a spirited scrap with Michael Moffat, much to the delight of Growlers Nation.
 
Trey Bradley opened the scoring 1:54 into the second period after his shot re-directed off a Walleye skate and in the back of the net marking his first pro goal and giving the Growlers a 1-0 lead. Bradley’s goal was the only scoring in a second period that saw the Growlers fire 17 shots on net.
 
Zach O’Brien doubled the lead to 2-0 with 2:58 remaining in the game going after a beautiful pass by Matt Bradley sent the St. John’s native on a breakaway that he made no mistake on.
 
The Walleye pulled the goalie for an extra attacker with two minutes left, but Maksim Zhukov stood tall between the pipes to secure a 2-0 win and make 27 saves en route to his first professional shutout.
 
Quick Hits

  • Mike Crocock suited up in his ECHL debut
  • Zach O’Brien has a goal in four straight games
  • The three stars were 3 – M. Kapla (NFL), 2 – P. Nagle (TOL) and 1 – M. Zhukov (NFL)

 
What’s Next?
The Newfoundland Growlers embark on a seven-game road trip beginning Wednesday night in Glens Falls, New York for a mid-week matchup against the Adirondack Thunder, ECHL affiliate of the New Jersey Devils. Puck drop is 8:30 p.m. Newfoundland time. Fans can tune into Chris Ballard’s call of the game at mixlr.com/nlgrowlers.

 
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