Saturday, February 26, 2011

Fullerton Backstops V-Reds to 4-0 Win In Game 1

Travis Fullerton made 15 saves, including some pretty big ones early with the game still tied, and recorded yet another shutout in UNB's 4-0 win over Acadia.  Chris Culligan opened the scoring with a nice short-handed goal,  Marc-Antoine Desnoyers, Kyle Bailey and Spencer Corcoran followed suit in a 4-goal outburst in the second period.  Final shots favoured UNB by a margin of 30-15.

Of note, Ben Shutron played his first game since the injury in Alberta and put in a terrific effort, even ringing one off the post.  Daine Todd had a pretty strong game as well.  Jon Harty was out due to injury.

The difference in this game was UNB's special teams, particularly its penalty-kill as it frustrated several Acadia power-plays including a few 5-on-3's.  The V-Reds take a 1-0 series lead in the best-of-five, and will be back at it tomorrow night at 6 p.m. at the Aitken Centre.

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

Culligan and Bailey were tireless on those 5 on 3's. They especially, the D and Fullerton did a great job shutting down the Acadia power play.
When you combine the great penalty killing with the fact that the game winner and goal that opened the flood gates was short handed, UNB's specialty teams were huge tonight.

Anonymous said...

where is macintosh is he hurt as well ?

Anonymous said...

What's up with Harty? Hope it's nothing serious.

Anonymous said...

whats up with webcast.another disgracful broadcast.for gods sake will someone fix it.

Anonymous said...

Isn't the webcast done by SSN? If so, your comments would probably be better served if sent to them. I'm not exactly sure what you hope to accomplish by posting here.

Anonymous said...

maybe with that grant,UNB could set up there own.....

David Kilfoil said...

Harty has a "bug" and is not feeling well. MacIntosh has an "upper body" injury, and may be close to coming back, but with UNB's depth they won't rush him back.

Anonymous said...

When Harty and MacIntosh both return, UNB will have its full lineup and potentially strongest lineup this year since Desnoyers wasn't added until after Christmas.

In a strange way, in a season of so many injuries, this has worked out pretty well for the TEAM!