The New Jersey Outlaws were defeated by the Danbury Whalers this evening by the score of 4-2. They got behind 4-1 in the first period and they weren’t able to come back from that. The Outlaws winning streak came to an end at four games. They are now 4-2 on the season but still lead the league with 12 points. They won’t play again until Friday night at home against the same Danbury Whalers team.
The Whalers took a 1-0 lead in the first period at the 18:32 mark. The goal was scored by Matt Caranci, the Outlaws would tie the game 13 seconds later on a goal by Kevin Cooper who was assisted by Matthew Puntureri and Trevor Kauffeldt. The first penalty of the game would come at the 14:37 mark and it would be a minor for roughing on Puntureri. Chris Seifert who is the leading goal scorer for the Whalers would score a power play goal at the 14:10 mark of the first period. At the 14:07 mark there were two penalties one for each team. Jari Bolbotowski had a holding penalty and Devin Guy got a penalty for unsportsmanlike conduct. John Goffredo received an interference penalty at the 11:47 mark of the period. Greg Holt scored 11 seconds later on the power play and was assisted by Martin Moucha. At the 8:19 mark Kelly Miller scored to make it a 4-1 game in favor of the Whalers. He was assisted by Matt Caranci. Seifert had a slashing penalty at the 5:38 mark of the period. Gentry Zollars of the Outlaws got a tripping penalty at the 2:15 mark of the period and Seifert got a hooking penalty at the 1:40 mark of the period. The period would come to an end and the Whalers had a 4-1 lead.
In the second period Sean OMalley was charged with a delay of game penalty at the 10:23 mark of the period. Kauffeldt would score a goal at the 5:35 mark of the second period. Zollars would assist on the goal and it would be a 4-2 game in favor of the Whalers.
In the third period there would be no scoring at all. Nick Deschenes would receive a hooking penalty for the Whalers at the 16:53 mark of the period. William McCreary had a slashing penalty at the 7:30 mark of the third period. Miller of the Whalers got a tripping penalty at the 5:53 mark of the third period. At the 3:19 mark of the third period Matt Moffat got a tripping penalty.
The shots on goal were 50-31 in favor of the Outlaws. The Outlaws really came at them in the third period outshooting the Whalers 25-7. The Whalers were 2-5 on the power play and the Outlaws were 0-5. Danbury had 14 penalty minutes and New Jersey had 13. Dan McWhinney took the loss for the Outlaws as the goalie. He made 27 saves out of 31 shots. Vetri picked up the win in net for the Whalers, he saved 48 out of 50 shots.
The time of the game was two hours and 34 minutes and there were 963 people in attendance. If you haven’t come on out to check out the Outlaws and see what they are all about then you should come down to the Capital One Ice Vault arena. It is a good atmosphere and it is good for the whole family. The tickets are 13 dollars for adults and 10 for children. There is a team store which sells a lot of hockey equipment and a lot of NHL merchandise. There is an arcade for the kids and plenty of food options for fairly cheap.