Junior Jackets outlast Steel
Columbus, OHIO - Ohio forwards Justin Cseter and Tim Hall scored two goals each as the Junior Blue Jackets defeated the Chicago Steel 7-6 Saturday night at the Dispatch Ice Haus.
Junior Blue Jackets defenseman Tom Janosz put Ohio (25-26-6, 56 pts.) on the board with his second goal of the season at 2:09 to give the Jackets a 1-0 lead. Forward Tim Hall added to the advantage when he took a misplayed puck by Chicago goaltender Nick Pisellini and put it into an empty net. But the Steel (30-21-6) tied it up before the end of the first, as forwards Alex Simonson and Mark Anthoine scored to make it 2-2.
Ohio defenseman Steven Spinell opened the scoring in the second on assists by Cseter and Charles Brockett to make it 3-2. Hall scored his second goal of the game, a power-play tally, to extend the lead to 4-2, before Simonson cut the deficit to one with his second goal of the game.
Cseter scored his first of the game 1:19 into the third, followed by a shorthanded tally by Ohio forward Daniel Barczuk to stretch the lead to 6-3. After Chicago forward Drew LeBlanc scored for the Steel, Cseter notched his second of the game and fourth in as many games to make the score 7-4. Chicago came back at the end of the third, as forward Brian ONeill and defenseman Barron Smith scored to make it a one-goal game, but Jackets' goaltender Corson Cramer stopped a point-blank shot with five seconds remaining to preserve the victory. Ohio forwards Derek Roehl (0-3-3), Charles Brockett (0-3-3) and Cseter (2-1-3) all finished with three-point nights.
Ohio finished the contest 2-for-5 on the power play while Chicago finished 1-for-5. Cramer made 33 saves in the win while his counterpart, Pisellini, stopped 22 of 29 shots.
The Junior Blue Jackets have three remaining games. They will conclude their home schedule Wednesday night against the Indiana Ice at the Dispatch Ice Haus. Game time is set for 7:30 p.m. The Jackets will then finish the 2007-08 campaign with games in Chicago and Indiana on Apr. 4 and 5, respectively.
Ohio Junior Blue Jackets individual game tickets for 2007-08 regular season home games are on sale now at Nationwide Arena, The Chiller Ice Rinks, all Ticketmaster Ticket Centers and click here for information on season tickets, mini-plans and group tickets, call (614) 246-PUCK or (800) NHL-COLS.
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