Beast Can't Solve Fucale, Drop Third Straight
BRAMPTON, ONTARIO - David Vallorani had a goal and an assist but the Brampton Beast fell 4-2 to the Fort Wayne Komets on Sunday afternoon.
For the second day in a row, the Brampton Beast battled the Fort Wayne Komets from the CAA Centre. The Beast came out on the wrong side of a 4-1 decision in Saturday's contest and entered Sunday's game with revenge on their minds.
The Beast started off the game with some jam and were rewarded with the opening goal. A goal-mouth scramble lead to David Vallornai banging home a feed on the doorstep to give the Beast a 1-0 lead at 10:38.
Fort Wayne would fight back after in the frame and Phelix Martineau would find twine behind Beast starter Filip Gustavsson for a 1-1 tie at 16:33.
The Beast would head into the first intermission tied 1-1 after 20 minutes of play and ahead on the shot clock by a count of 11-8.
The second period was all Fort Wayne, as the Komets tilted the ice into their favour. Martineau ripped a perfect shot over the glove of Gustavsson for a 2-1 lead at 11:29 to start the scoring.
He was then followed by Sean Flanagan, who took advantage of a Beast defensive breakdown and rifled a shot past Gustavsson for a 3-1 Komets lead at 13:29.
Brampton would retire to their dressing room down 3-1 but ahead in shots by a score of 21-18.
The third period began with a goal from the Komets to put them up 4-1. It was J.C. Campagna with his second goal in two games at 4:45.
The Beast then went on the power play and decided to pull the goalie in favour of an extra attacker. The gamble paid off, as Aaron Luchuk was able to swipe the puck past Fucale to pull the Beast within two at 11:51.
Brampton kept the extra attacker on the ice, but the Beast were unable to solve Fucale again, as the netminder shut the door in the final moments to preserve the win.
Gustavsson was tagged with the loss after giving up four goals and making 23 saves. Fucale recorded the win and finished with two goals against and 32 saves.
Notes: Molson Three Stars 3) Vallorani (BRA) 2) Fucale (FTW) 1_ Martineau (FTW) The Beats finished the day one-for-three on the man advantage. Fort Wayne was scoreless on two opportunities. Brampton will next play on the road in Toledo Friday night, before returning home for two straight against Adirondack on Saturday and Sunday.
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