WORCESTER, MASSACHUSETTS – David Vallorani scored his team-leading 27th of the season but the Brampton Beast fell 4-2 against the Worcester Railers on Friday night.
The Brampton Beast hit the road for a date against their North Division rivals, the Worcester Railers, on Friday night. The Beast were aiming to break their two-game losing skid entering the contest.
The Railers struck first on Friday night with a goal from Drew Callin. The Beast gave up a two-on-one rush and Callin found twine with a shot over Alex Dubeau’s glove at 5:34.
That would be all the scoring in the first, as Jakub Skarek would stop all 13 Brampton shots he faced in the first period. The Beast headed to the locker room down 1-0 after 20 and tied in shots with 13 apiece.
Worcester would find twine again in the middle frame, this time off the stick of Ryan MacKinnon. The defenseman made it 2-0 Railers at 8:51.
Shortly after that it was Brampton’s turn to score. David Pacan went in with David Vallorani on a two-on-one. Skarek made the initial save but Pacan sent the loose puck across the crease and Vallorani banged it home to pull Brampton within one at 10:08.
The Railers fired right back and restored their two-goal lead with a goal from Cody Payne. The forward snuck behind the Beast defense and sent the puck into the ent at 10:21.
Brampton trailed 3-1 after 40 minutes of play but would lead in shots 27-26 after 40 minutes of play.
The third period brought the Beast back within one with a goal from Jackson Leef. With the Beast on the power play, Lindsay Sparks threw the puck through the crease and onto the stick of Leef.
He banged it home to make it 3-2 at 16:52 of the final frame. The Beast were then given another chance on the man advantage but it ended up in a short handed goal against from Barry Almeida.
That gave the Railers a 4-2 advantage at 17:39. They would hang tight the rest of the period and take the game by a score of 4-2 on Friday night.
Dubeau would be credited with the loss and would end the contest with 32 saves. Skarek took the win and made 37 saves over the course of 60 minutes.
Notes: Molson Three Stars 3) Almeida (WOR) 2) MacKinnon (WOR) 1) Skarek (WOR) The Beast ended the night one-for-five on the man advantage. Worcester was scoreless in three attempts. The Beast will continue their road swing with a game against the Norfolk Admirals on Wednesday, March 4th. . Puck drops at 7:30 PM.