St. John's Privateers 2 - Winnipeg Thrashers 2
JENKINS’ 30-SAVE PERFORMANCE HELPS PRIVATEERS TO TIE WITH THRASHERS
ST. JOHN’S, N.L. – St. John’s goaltender Matt Jenkins made 30 saves, 27 in the first two periods, asthePrivateers and Winnipeg Thrashers skated to a 2-2 tie on Thursday night at the 2011 TELUS Cup.
The draw means that five teams – St. John’s, Winnipeg, London, Lac St-Louis and Halifax will enterthefinal day of preliminary round competition within just two points separating them in the race forthreesemifinal spots.
The Vancouver North West Giants, who sit first at 4-0, are the lone team to have assured itself of aspotin the Saturday semis.
The first period was a battle of the special teams, with each team converting on the power play;DannyWicks potted the rebound of a Marcus Power shot to open the scoring for St. John’s (1-2-1) beforeTyrennBauer equalized for Winnipeg (1-1-2) just over four minutes later.
The Privateers took their second lead of the game thanks to Power’s beautiful breakaway goal – hewentbackhand upstairs on Thrashers netminder Teagan Sacher – midway through the second period but Winnipegtiedit up for a second time on Regan Stire’s goal in the dying second of the frame.
Winnipeg outshot St. John’s 29-10 through 40 minutes, but Jenkins kept it tied with a number ofhugesaves.
In the third it was the Privateers’ turn to apply pressure in the offensive zone, outshooting theThrashers11-3 in the period to more than double their shot output, but Sacher kept the tournament hosts offthe boardto preserve the tie.
Both teams know a victory Friday gets them a chance at a national championship – the Thrashers take ontheHalifax Titans in the afternoon game (1 p.m. NT), while the Privateers wrap up the preliminary roundagainstthe Lions du Lac St-Louis (4:30 p.m. NT).
|Arena||Mile One Centre||City, Country||St. John's, N.L.|
|Month / Day / Year||04/21/2011||Time||07:00 PM NT|
|St. John's Privateers (HST)||1||1||0||2|
|Winnipeg Thrashers (WST)||1||1||0||2|
11:31 HST 12 Danny Wicks (9 Marcus Power , 27 Nicklas Lindstrom) PP
15:56 WST 21 Tyrenn Bauer (22 Sean Collins, 14 Morgan Winchar) PP
11:27 HST 9 Marcus Power (12 Danny Wicks)
19:34 WST 11 Regan Stire (4 Cody Danylchuk)
|St. John's Privateers||
|Shots on Goal||1||2||3||Total|
|St. John's Privateers||6||4||11||21|
|Lines People||Stephen Reid, Mike Winslow|
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