Adirondack builds lead of 3 goals, tops Jacks, 5-4

January 27, 1991|By Greg Brownell | Greg Brownell,Special to The Sun

GLENS FALLS, N.Y. -- Glenn Merkosky and Al Conroy scored go-ahead goals, giving the Adirondack Red Wings a 5-4 victory over the Baltimore Skipjacks in American Hockey League action at the Glens Falls Civic Center last night.

The Skipjacks have lost four of their past six games. The season series between Adirondack and Baltimore is tied, 2-2.

The Skipjacks, who trailed by three goals after Glen Goodall's early third-period score, drew within a goal when Jeff Greenlaw and Thomas Sjogren scored late in the game. Red Wings goalie Scott King stopped Sjogren's shot in the last two seconds with the Baltimore goal empty.

A 15-second span of the second period provided the Red Wings with a 4-2 lead.

Merkosky, who had recorded just one point in his past eighgames, scored at 7 minutes, 6 seconds. He came over the blue line and let go with a back-hand shot from 35 feet, picked up his rebound and flipped home his 14th goal.

Conroy came off the left boards seconds later, swept across the slot and beat Baltimore goalie Jim Hrivnak with a wrist shot.

Conroy had scored a first-period goal, making this his first multiple-goal game since Oct. 26. Conroy missed the second half of the game, however, when he received a game misconduct after fighting the Skipjacks' Todd Hlushko.

NOTES: Baltimore defenseman Bobby Babcock sat out the game with an injury. John Purves and Victor Gervais also were scratched.

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