Second Period Barrage by the Bobcats Drops SCSU 5-2

Judd Peterson celebrates his second goal of the game Friday (photo prout)

Judd Peterson celebrates his second goal of the game Friday (photo prout)

St. Cloud State charged to an early 2-0 lead only to see #14 Quinnipiac take over with a barrage of goals in period two for a 5-2 win in Hamden, CT Friday.  The Huskies scored the only goal of the first period on a picture perfect play at 13:28.  Short-handed, the Huskies created a 3X1 with Nathan Widman dropping the puck to  Kalle Kossila who made a nice cross-ice pass to Judd Peterson who wristed it past QU goaltender Michael Garteig. This was Peterson’s fourth goal of the early season. Despite the lead, the Huskies were outshot 15-11 in period one.
The Huskies then opened the scoring in period two with another goal by Peterson at 1:43. Jon Lizotte threw the puck on net and it was tipped by Peterson for his fifth goal and a 2-0 SCSU lead. The second assist went to Mika Ilvonen. The tide seemed to turn after Kalle Kossila was called for tripping on a break by Devon Toews at 2:59 of period two. However, Toews good fortune was not rewarded as he shot wide of the net.  But, QU made up for the miscue with four goals in a six  minute span to take a 4-1 Bobcat lead by the end of period two. First, it was Andrew Tavener with his first goal of the season off a rebound at 10:34 to make it a 2-1 contest. Next, it was Travis St. Denis with goals at 12:57 and a game winning power play goal at 16:07  for a 3-2 Bobcat lead. Finally, Scott Davidson earned a hard-working goal slapping it in at the goalmouth for a 4-2 QU lead.  Once again, SCSU was outshot in period two 17-12. the Huskies seemed to recover from the barrage in period three and despite outshooting the Bobcats by an 11-8 margin were unable to solve QU goaltender Garteig. The Bobcats did seal the game with their final goal at 16:05 by K.J. Tiefenworth.
SCSU was outshot in the contest 40-34. SCSU goaltender Charlie Lindgren yielded his first goals of the season stopping 35/40 shots on goal. The Bobcats Michael Gartieg turned aside 32/34 SCSU shots on goal.  The Huskies were 0/4 on the man advantage while Quinnipiac was 1/3. The #9 Huskies suffered their first loss of the season and are now 4-1-0. The Bobcats record improves to 5-0-0.  

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