Goals Galore As Sens Strengthen Lead Over Pembroke

Collins' goals lift Ottawa to 8-5 victory over Gloucester
Jim Durrell Complex-Peplinski    Wed, Feb 05, 2014
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Behind a great game by Ryan Collins, who had two goals, the Ottawa Senators defeated the Gloucester Rangers, 8-5.

Collins' tallies came at 10:38 into the second period to make the score 4-4 and on the power play 16:30 into the second to make the score 6-4 Ottawa.

Ottawa pulled out the victory even though it was hit with 17 penalty minutes.

The Senators forced Gloucester's netminders to work in net, launching 31 shots and forcing 23 saves. Nate Skidmore made two stops and Doug Johnston made 21. Ottawa outdid its season average for goals scored. The Senators have scored at the pace of 4.0 goals per game during the current campaign.

Ottawa also got points from Shawn Lynch, who also racked up two goals and one assist, Justin Charbonneau, who also registered two goals and one assist, Joey Champigny, who also tallied one goal and two assists, and Matthew Dupont, who also had one goal and one assist. In addition, Ottawa received assists from Luc Deschamps, who had two, Deric Boudreau, who had four, and Zachary Rheaume, Thomas Crevier, Jason Wilson, and Zac Tierney, who each chipped in one.

The Rangers were helped by Ethon MacLean, who finished with one goal. MacLean scored 9:51 into the first period to make the score 2-1 Gloucester. Michael DiBello picked up the assist. Gloucester additionally got points from Greg Jansz, who also grabbed one goal and one assist to lead the team in points. Gloucester also got a goal from Maximian Veronneau as well. More assists for Gloucester came via Tristan Whynot, Trevor Dulong, Matt Foget, Clark Veenstra, Tyler ONeill, and Matthieu Desautels, who contributed one a piece.

Alexandre Savard-Belanger rejected 20 shots on goal for Ottawa. The Senators registered one goal on six power play opportunities. For Ottawa, Boudreau was ejected from the game. Gloucester totaled 17 minutes in penalty time with six minors and one major and went 1-for-6 on the power play. The Rangers ran into serious disciplinary problems during the contest, and Dulong was ejected from the game.

All photos courtesy Terry Halpenny

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