Shootout ends in 5-5 tie for Skipjacks, Red Wings Savage's 2 goals lead Baltimore

November 14, 1992|By Bob Warburton | Bob Warburton,Contributing Writer

GLENS FALLS, N.Y. -- At home and on the road, the Skipjacks have handled the Adirondack Red Wings well this season.

In fact, Skipjacks coach Barry Trotz was pleasantly surprised tsee his team out-duel the defending Calder Cup champions on their own turf last night.

Though the game ended in a 5-5 tie, Trotz was upbeat.

"Any tie on the road is a good point," said Trotz. "I thought we were better than Adirondack in every phase of the game except goaltending. Duane Derksen [goaltender] wasn't really sharp for We gave them three soft goals."

The Skipjacks' Reggie Savage's second goal of the night at 7:56 of the third period tied it for the third and final time before 3,418 at the Glens Falls Civic Center.

Savage now has three goals in two games against Adirondack this season. The Wings (8-8-2) and Skipjacks (6-6-4) met for the second and final time in 1992-93.

Baltimore outshot the Red Wings, 44-39, and Trotz was not impressed with the Adirondack offense.

"I thought our quality chances outnumbered their quality chances," he said. "They probably had 10 shifts just by throwing the puck in from outside the blue line."

Baltimore outshot Adirondack, 3-1, in the five-minute overtime, but neither club had a solid scoring opportunity.

Derksen made 34 saves for the Skipjacks (6-6-4), anAdirondack's rookie goaltender, Chris Osgood, faced 44 shots and turned aside 39.

With the Skipjacks trailing, 5-4, in the third period, Savage poked home a loose puck during a scramble in front of the Adirondack net. John Byce and Tim Taylor were credited with assists.

The game was tied 4-4 after two periods, but Czechoslovakian rookie Petr Hrbek scored at 4:23 of the final period to give Adirondack a temporary advantage.

Baltimore .2 2 1 0 -- 5

Adirondack 3 1 1 0 -- 5

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