Story By: Matthew Wiernasz
Photo Courtesy of the Hartford Wolf Pack
HARTFORD, CT- The Hartford Wolf Pack took down the 7-5 victory against the Bridgeport Islanders last Wednesday at the XL Center. Islanders forward Ruslan Iskhakov scored with 18:04 remaining in the first period to make it 1-0 with the wraparound move that beat Wolf Pack goaltender Louie Domingue.
Will Cuylle tied the game for the Wolf Pack as he tipped in a pass from defenseman Ty Eberson that beat Islanders goaltender Cory Schneider less than a minute later to even the score at 1-1.
The Islanders responded with two more goals as Kyle MacLean took the puck from midair and beat Domingue with the shot that went through the glove of Domingue to make it 2-1 at close to the five-minute mark of the opening period. Chris Terry took the shot and Andy Andreoff tipped it in to make it 3-1.
Lauri Pajuniemi took the slap shot to get a late in goal in the first period for the Wolf Pack to cut the lead down to 3-2.
Jonny Brodzinski tied the game for the Wolf Pack 1:26 into the second period. The Islanders did challenge the goal as they thought the net was moved but officials on the ice called it a good goal.
William Dufour took the long-range shot in front of traffic that beat Domingue to make it 4-3 after two periods of the play.
The Wolf Pack would come out strong in the third period. Ryan Carpenter took the shot from the slot that beat the blocker of Schneider to tie the game at 4-4.
Wolf Pack forward Tim Gettinger gave his team the first lead of the night as beat Schneider to give the Wolf Pack the lead at 5-4.
Brodzinski scored for the second time during the game with 7:01 remaining in regulation to make it 6-4.
Tanner Fritz would score an empty-net goal for the Wolf Pack with less than three-minutes to go to make it 7-4.
Colin Adams would score the final goal of the evening for the Islanders with 50.4 seconds remaining to make it 7-5.