Late Game Heroics Leads Blazers Over New York 9-8

by Shawn Whiteley

BOSTON, MA – The Boston Blazers answered twice in the final 10 seconds of the fourth quarter, to defeat the New York Titans by the score of 9-8 in front of 5,713 at TD Banknorth Garden on Saturday night.

With New York leading 8-7, and Boston netminder Anthony Cosmo pulled for the extra attacker, Matt Lyons and Brendan Thenhaus would set up Gary Bining for his fourth goal of the game, tying the game 8-8 with 10 seconds remaining. On the final possession, with the clock clicking down, Blazers forward Kyle Ross would get a rebound off a Jay Thorimbert shot and bury it past Titans netminder Matt Vinc for his first of the season and the game winner with just one second left in regulation.

Leading the Boston offense was Bining (4G, 1A) and Dan Dawson (3G, 2A) who recorded five points each. Three of Bining’s four goals were on the power play giving him five on the season. Lyons (1G, 3A) and Thenhaus (4A) both contributed with four points a piece in the victory.

For the Titans, Jordan Hall led the offense with five points registering a goal and four helpers. Brendan Mundorf (3G, 1A), Casey Powell (2G, 2A) and Pat Maddalena (1G, 3A) all contributed with four points each in the loss.

Cosmo recorded 32 saves in the victory, while Vinc suffered his second straight loss allowing nine goals on 51 shots.

With the victory, Boston improves their record to 3-3, while the Titans falls to 3-3 on the season.

Other Game Notes

– New York was 1-for-4 on the power play
– Boston was 3-for-9 on the power play
– NY rookie Stephen Peyser was 16-for-24 on faceoffs
– New York scored 46 goals in first three games, 24 in last three
– Casey Powell held to a season low four points


1 Comment

  1. And of course, the last minute didn’t show up on the streaming. Aside from that the feed was crystal clear.

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