Martel's 3rd-period goal lifts Skipjacks to 3-3 tie Senators goalie makes 41 saves

November 23, 1992|By Tim Parry | Tim Parry,Contributing Writer

NEW HAVEN, Conn. -- Steve Martel scored at 7:10 in the third period to help the Skipjacks salvage a 3-3 tie with the New Haven Senators last night.

Skipjacks coach Barry Trotz said he thought Darrin Madeley, the Senators goaltender, was the difference in the game. Madeley, who is second in the American Hockey League in goals-against average and first in save percentage, stopped 41 shots.

"He made a lot of great saves for them and didn't let any bad goals in," Trotz said. "We had to work our butts off to get a goal on them. I couldn't say that for their goals."

Despite shutting down the Senators in the final period and overtime with 14 saves, Skipjacks goalie Duane Derksen stopped 22 shots.

"They had four scoring chances all game and they got three goals, and they were pretty soft goals," Trotz said.

Trotz, however, was happy to leave New Haven with a tie.

"Any time we can get a point on the road, it's a win for us," Trotz said. "Right now we have eight people out of our lineup [players called up to Washington or out with injuries], so we'll take a point any time."

The Skipjacks' missing list grew by one 3:01 into the third period, when left wing John Byce, Baltimore's leading scorer, was knocked out of the game after a collision with Senators defenseman Kent Paynter.

The extent of Byce's injuries were not known.

New Haven left wing Marc Labelle started the game's scoring with a goal 4:24 into the first period.

Derksen left the goal area in an attempt to beat Labelle to the puck, but Labelle beat him and sent the puck into the top right corner of the net.

Baltimore answered with a wrap-around goal by right wing Victor Gervais at 9:59.

Martin St. Amour put New Haven ahead 2-1 midway through the second period.

Less than a minute after defenseman Ken Sabourin's power-play goal tied the game for the Skipjacks, Scott White gave the Senators a 3-2 lead.

Skipjacks ... 1 ... 1 ... 1 ... 0 ... -- ... 3

New Haven ... 1 ... 2 ... 0 ... 0 ... -- ... 3

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