Rail Yard Dawgs Bury Marksmen, 4-3
FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. - Mac Jansen scored to give Roanoke the lead for good in the third, Brad Barone made 28 saves and the Rail Yard Dawgs dropped the Fayetteville Marksmen, 4-3, Saturday night at the Crown Coliseum.
With the game tied at three and just over six minutes to play in the third, Jansen sprinted down the left wing and gained the zone unimpeded. He let loose a wrist shot that snuck though Cody Porter's blocker and the Dawgs took the lead for good.
Fayetteville ramped up the pressure in the final minutes and outshot the Dawgs, 17-6, in the third period but could not crack Barone for the equalizer. Roanoke held on for the win in its final trip to Fayetteville this season.
Roanoke struck first while working on the power play. Jesse Schwartz fed Cody Dion just inside the left wing circle and Dion ripped a snap shot top shelf past Porter to make it 1-0.
The Dawgs would add to that led in the final seconds of the opening frame. Again while on a power play, Jordan Carvalho carried the puck into the right wing corner and fired a pass to the front of the net. It bounced off of a Fayetteville skater and into the net as the Dawgs took a 2-0 advantage.
Fayetteville got one back early in the second after a blocked shot bounced onto the tape of Max Cook. He quickly slung it past the lunging Barone to get the Marksmen on the board.
But the Dawgs answered just over five minutes later on the heels of a successful penalty kill. Colin Murray, who had just served a roughing minor for Dion, took a pass at the blue line and walked in. He ripped a wrist shot low on the blocker side to make it 3-1 Roanoke.
The Marksmen cracked back with a pair of goals early in the third. Jake Hauswirth finished on the back door after some crisp passing and Cook knocked home a rebound off an odd-man rush to tie the game at three.
Carvalho finished with a goal and an assist, Jansen netted the game-winner and Barone made 28 saves on 31 shots. The Rail Yard Dawgs win snapped both their three-game losing streak and Fayetteville's eight-game winning streak.
Roanoke improved to 15-15-0 while the Marksmen dropped to 15-12-3. The Dawgs will return to action at home on Monday afternoon. Puck drop for Hockey Education Day is scheduled for 1:05 PM at Berglund Center. The pregame show on the Haley Toyota Rail Yard Dawgs Hockey Network begins at 12:50 PM.
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