The Worcester Railers were scheduled to make a trip north to Portland, Maine for a Sunday matinee against the Mariners, but apparently goaltender Ken Appleby was the only player who bothered to show up as Worcester was blanked 1-0.
Appleby’s 37-save performance was absolutely wasted by his teammates, who played with no sense of urgency and looked completely disinterested for huge parts of the game. Other than Appleby they all mailed it in today, so this writer will do the same.
Here’s the Maine goal, which was on the power play with Billy Jerry in the penalty box for high-sticking. It was the fifth time this season he was in the penalty box when a power play goal was scored against Worcester, which leads the team in that dubious category.
Scratches for the Railers were Jared Brandt, Bobby Butler, Christain Evers (IR/unknown), Jacob Hayhurst, Jack Quinlivan (IR/unknown), Quin Ryan (IR/unknown), and Nolan Vesey (IR/unknown). Henrik Tikkanen was the backup goaltender.
The three stars of the game were:
1. MNE – 33 François Brassard
2. WOR – 35 Ken Appleby
3. MNE – 41 Fedor Gordeev
The 210Sports Player of the Game was Railers Director of Ticket Sales Connor Haynes.
Even Strength Lines
Repaci / Beaudoin / Johnson
Backanov / Pappalardo / Fea
Bross / Coughlin / Jerry
McCarthy / Beaulieu
Victor / McGurty
Cosgrove / Breen
Worcester 0 0 0 – 0
Maine 0 1 0 – 1
1st Period- No Scoring.Penalties-Master Mne (hooking), 17:38.
2nd Period-1, Maine, Gordeev 9 (Gabriele, Fossier), 14:39 (PP). Penalties-Jerry Wor (high-sticking), 12:42.
3rd Period- No Scoring.Penalties-Pappalardo Wor (hooking), 6:24; Doherty Mne (hooking), 12:07.
Shots on Goal-Worcester 13-6-8-27. Maine 11-17-10-38.
Power Play Opportunities-Worcester 0 / 2; Maine 1 / 2.
Goalies-Worcester, Appleby 10-8-1-0 (38 shots-37 saves). Maine, Brassard 13-9-1-0 (27 shots-27 saves).
Referees-Dominic Cadieux (3).
Linesmen-Matthew Heinen (93), Stephen Drain (52).
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