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Toronto tops Pittsburgh with 4 third period goals
andrew brethauer march 19th, 2011

The Toronto instructional defeated the Pittsburgh team 6-3, scoring four goals in the third to take the victory after the Penguins tied the game early.

Toronto would get the goal scoring started early, as Owen Ferrera spotted Gavin Rogers who jammed the puck in at the side of the net to give the blue and whites a 1-0 lead.

Clark Dunn had a chance to tie the game for Pittsburgh on a breakaway, but Toronto goalie Connor Stauth came up with a big save to keep his team in front. This would prove to be huge for Toronto, as moments later Ferrera would steal the puck in front of the Pittsburgh net and put the shot passed Kevin Nguyen to put the leafs up 2-0 after the first period.

In the second period, Clark Dunn would have a second breakaway chance, but his shot would push wide of the net, still keeping Toronto up 2-0. Pittsburgh Kevin Nguyen would come up big for Pittsburgh keeping it to within two, and minutes later Luke Fawdry would get Pittsburgh on the board, putting a low shot on the nice to beat the Toronto goalie, making it 2-1 after two periods.

In the third, Pittsburgh would tie the game quickly as Kaleb Nelson would get a shot passed Stauth to knot the game at 2-2.

Nguyen would again come up big for Pittsburgh to preserve the tie, but Toronto would crack the fortress, as Adam Elsolh would spot Jason Bacchus in the slot, who would wrist shot it high on Nguyen to put Toronto back in front 3-2.

But Pittsburgh would not let the lead get away from them, as Clark Dunn would put a shot on net that squeaked through the pads of Stauth and sat in the crease where Dylan Krasinkiewicz would tap in the game tying goal to make it 3-3.

Nguyen would again come up with big saves for Pittsburgh, but the Toronto pressure would finally get to the Pittsburgh team as Gavin Rogers would get his second of the game on a breakaway to retake the Toronto lead 4-3.

Noah Lester would add the insurance goal to put Toronto up 5-3, and Owen Ferrera would hit the top corner with a wrist shot to put Toronto up 6-3, which would be the final score.



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