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Denver Fires 66 Shots in 3-3 Tie Against Lake Superior State

Oct. 20, 2017

BOX SCORE  |  PHOTO GALLERY | JIM MONTGOMERY POSTGAME

DENVER -

The University of Denver Pioneers (1-0-2, NCHC 0-0-0-0) outshot the Lake Superior State University Lakers (1-2-2, WCHA 0-1-1) 66-17, but tied the Lakers, 3-3, on Friday in Magness Arena.

Despite outshooting the Lakers, 17-7, in the first period, the Pioneers fell behind at 18:18 of the opening frame when Brayden Gelsinger took a pass from Max Humitz and connected for a power-play goal. J.T. Henke had the secondary assist on the goal that gave Lake Superior State a one-goal lead at the first intermission.

Less than three minutes into the second period, Max Humitz extended the Lakers' lead to 2-0 with a wrap-around play that beat Pioneers goalie Tanner Jaillet. Denver continued to pepper Lake Superior State goalie Nick Kossoff with shots until, at 10:46 of the second period, Henrik Borgström caught a net-front pass from Colin Staub and scored his third goal in two (2) games. 


 

 

Early in the third period, Dylan Gambrell shook through two Lakers defensemen on his way to the net, but Kossoff nixed the scoring chance. At 11:58 of the third period, Gambrell changed his fortune after catching a long pass from Henrik Borgström and putting a backhander past Kossoff to make it 2-2.

Shortly after the equalizer, Jake Hand put Lake Superior in front again, but the Lakers' advantage would hold for only two (2) minutes before Liam Finlay caught a puck in front of the net and pumped it past Kossoff to send the game to overtime.

Neither team scored in overtime. To prepare for NCHC competition later this season, the teams participated in a five-minute three-on-three overtime where Jarid Lukosevicius scored the deciding goal.

Denver finished 0/4 on the power play and 0/1 on the penalty kill.

Jaillet finished with 14 saves.

Jim Montgomery Post-Game Transcript 

On play of the team overall

"There are a lot of positives, it would be too long of a list (to mention them all), but the number one (positive) was how resilient we were. I think it was the first shot they had in the third and they scored, right? The only negatives in my mind were special teams and we weren't responding to breakouts. There were too many breakouts where we were over-handling pucks and we didn't do that last weekend...but, it's early in the year and we need to continue to get better."

On the impact of the banner raising

"You know, I thought we were a little bit `blah' for the first ten minutes of the game, but by then, no, I thought we were rolling and you know...the puck wasn't sitting, the ice wasn't in great condition and that maybe caused an attitude for a few of those turnovers, but we have five guys on the ice and no one was in front of the net on both of (their) goals. We have to have coverage there, especially on our breakouts, because that's how we breakout. We have people in front of the net on our breakouts and no one was there, so it's more not on the physical mistake of losing the puck behind the net, but the other people are responsible (for positioning)."

On Kossoff's performance getting into their head

"(He) played a great game, but, no."

"The Miami goalie last year (did something similar), back to back nights and then two years ago, (Cal) Peterson, back to back nights... It's the first half of the year, we're not as crisp offensively as you'll see we'll be in the second half."

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