Jacks get lots of shots, but fall to Fredericton, 5-1

November 09, 1990|By Bill Hunt | Bill Hunt,Special to The Sun

FREDERICTON,NEW BRUNSWICK — FREDERICTON, New Brunswick -- The Baltimore Skipjacks outshot the Fredericton Canadiens, 48-27, but ran into a hot goaltender for the second night in a row and lost, 5-1, last night.

Canadiens family connections did all the damage. John Ferguson Jr., whose father played for the Montreal Canadiens and was general manager of the New York Rangers and Winnipeg Jets, scored a pair of goals, including a short-handed winner at 11 minutes, 56 seconds of the second period.

Gilbert Dionne, whose brother Marcel was in Los Angeles having his number retired by the Los Angeles Kings, added two goals for Fredericton, and Patrick Lebeau, whose brother Stephane plays for the parent club in Montreal, had the other goal for the home team.

Bob Joyce broke Andre Racicot's bid for a shutout with a goal at 18:23 of the final period of the American Hockey League game after the Jacks had fallen behind, 4-0.

"Racicot had a great game," Skipjacks coach Rob Laird said. "He's a good goaltender, and they did a pretty good job of clearing the rebounds. It was a frustrating evening for us because we worked hard, and we did outshoot them almost two to one."

The teams battled through a scoreless first period, but there were some good chances at both ends.

Steve Maltais had the best opportunity for the Skipjacks, but Racicot got his stick on a shot that was headed for the high corner.

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