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Goal Surge lifts Outlaws over Tigers

Tuesday, 01.21.2014 / 10:58 AM CT
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On Thursday, Jan. 16, the Tennessee Outlaws took on the Ensworth- Goodpasture Tigers at Bridgestone Arena. This game meant a lot for each team as they both were celebrating “Senior Night,” an annual celebration of each team’s seniors and their dedication to the program.

The Outlaws came into the game with an 8-3-1 record and 17 points, good for second place in the Tier Three division. The Tigers, with a 7-4-2 record and 16 points, sit two slots back of the Outlaws at fourth in the Tier Three division. The last time these two teams met, in December 2013, the Tigers defeated the Outlaws 6-3

The Outlaws sent out Jackson Brown to man the pipes against the Tiger’s Heath Greene. Greene’s night started off quickly, making a few big saves to give confidence to his team. The Tiger’s Samuel Fleming would strike with 10:22 left to play in the first, and less than five minutes later, Randall Bailey added another talley, giving Ensworth- Goodpasture a 2-0 lead.

Russell Morris would cut the Tiger lead in half less than a minute after Bailey’s goal. Morris’ goal was quickly followed by another as Thomas Neal scored to tie the game at two.

Fleming struck again at the start of the second period, breaking the tie in favor of the Tigers. However, just 14 seconds later, the Outlaw’s Russell Morris tied game back up at three. The Outlaws weren’t done yet for the period, Neal added his second tally of the night on the power play and William Radcliff netted a shorthanded goal. Heading into the second intermission, the Outlaws were ahead 5-3.

Despite leading by two at the start of the final period, the Outlaws here still hungry for more. That hunger would be fed as Thomas Neal would complete his hat trick, his third goal putting the Outlaws up 6-3.

Samuel Fleming would complete his own hat trick for the Tigers, making the score 6-4 with 5:21 left to play. Two would be as close as the Tigers would come as Dylan King and William Radcliff both scored for the Outlaws in the remaining minutes.

With the 8-4 win, the Outlaws improve their record to 19 points and the Tigers remain at 16.

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WESTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 CHI 56 36 16 4 158 128 76
2 DAL 53 33 15 5 170 142 71
3 STL 55 30 17 8 132 129 68
4 LAK 51 31 17 3 135 117 65
5 SJS 51 27 20 4 147 138 58
6 NSH 53 25 20 8 136 139 58
7 COL 55 27 24 4 148 152 58
8 ANA 50 25 18 7 111 115 57
9 MIN 52 23 20 9 127 126 55
10 ARI 52 24 22 6 138 161 54
11 VAN 52 20 20 12 120 142 52
12 CGY 51 23 25 3 134 148 49
13 WPG 52 23 26 3 136 150 49
14 EDM 53 21 27 5 131 156 47

STATS

2015-2016 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
R. Josi 53 10 27 -2 37
S. Weber 53 14 21 -4 35
F. Forsberg 53 15 18 -6 33
M. Ribeiro 53 6 27 3 33
J. Neal 53 19 13 18 32
M. Ekholm 53 6 16 3 22
R. Ellis 52 6 15 2 21
C. Smith 53 11 6 -1 17
C. Jarnkrok 52 9 7 0 16
C. Wilson 36 4 12 0 16
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
P. Rinne 20 17 7 .904 2.50
C. Hutton 5 2 1 .916 2.36