Foget's Two Points Not Enough as Beast Lose in Overtime
BRAMPTON, ONTARIO - Mathieu Foget had a pair of assists in his debut but the Brampton Beast lost to the Adirondack Thunder 4-3 in overtime.
The Brampton Beast and Adirondack Thunder raced across the border to meet at the CAA Centre for a Sunday afternoon clash. Brampton entered the contest riding a season high five-game winning streak.
Brampton got the scoring started with a wicked goal off the stick of defenseman Matt Petgrave. The defender flew into the attacking zone and wristed the shot past Thunder starter Eamon McAdam for a 1-0 lead at 4:34.
The goal also brought forth a rain of teddy bears, which will all be donated to local area hospitals.
Adirondack fired back with a goal from Nikita Popugaev. The Russian forward moved into the zone and ripped a shot past Evan Fitzpatrick to tie the game 1-1 at 13:17.
The Beast didn't stay tied for long, as Mathieu Foget made a slick move at the blueline before sending the puck to Jackson Leef. He in turn found Erik Bradford who's low shot beat McAdam for a 2-1 lead at 17:01.
The Beast took a 2-1 lead into the first intermission and had the shot advantage by a total of 12-8.
The first half of the second period witnessed the Thunder score a couple of quick goals to tie the contest and then take the lead.
The first was Matt Salhany, who beat Fitzpatrick for the tying goal at 3:03. Following that would be Hayden Verbeek, who ripped a short-handed goal at 6:45 to give the visitors a 3-2 lead.
The Beast turned it on in the second portion of the period and were rewarded with a power play goal courtesy of Brenden Miller. The defenseman stepped into a shot from the point that eluded McAdam upstairs to tie the game 3-3 late in the frame.
The Beast would be knotted up three goals apiece after 40 minutes of play also had the shots advantage to the tune of 29-13.
The third period would see back and forth action between the two clubs but no goals were scored, so the game would head to overtime.
The contest would be decided early, with Verbeek banging home the winner through traffic to give the Thunder the 4-3 overtime victory. Final shots on goal were 32-20 for the Brampton Beast.
Notes: Molson Three Stars 3) McAdam (ADK) 2) Bradford (BRA) 1) Verbeek (ADK) The Beast would end the game by going one-for-three on the power play. The Thunder were held scoreless in their single attempt. Brampton will face the Worcester Railers for their second School Day game of the season! Pucks drops bright and early at 11:00 AM on Wednesday, December 4th.
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