Game Recap: Hat Tricks Rout Watertown 7-2 to Snap Five-Game Skid

by Doug Lattuca & Lexi Burkey

WATERTOWN, NY — Thanks to five power-play goals, the Hat Tricks dominated the Wolves 7-2 on Saturday night to snap a five-game losing streak. 

The Hat Tricks had six different goal-scorers in the victory, and defenseman Josh Labelle (4) and forward Daniel McKitrick (3) combined for seven assists.

Danbury outshot Watertown 54-30. Hat Tricks goalie Conor McCollum made 28 saves in his second start of the weekend.

At 6:46 of the first period, the Hat Tricks were granted the first of 16 power play opportunities and forward Jonny Ruiz - as he did twice on Friday - slapped a one-timer past Eloi Bouchard for the game’s first goal. About three minutes later, the Hat Tricks struck again on the power play when defenseman Jarod Yau pounded one in from the top of the slot. Danbury continued its scoring with yet another power-play strike, this time from forward John Scully at 17:36. Scully flipped the puck under the bar to extend the lead to three.

In the middle frame, the Hat Tricks notched two goals in less than a minute. At 2:17, forward Nick DiNicola tapped home the Hat Tricks’ fourth goal of the night. Just 35 seconds later, forward Corey Cunningham slid the puck through the legs of replacement goalie Spencer Kozlowski to push the Hat Tricks advantage to five.

Watertown got on the board at 4:18 of the second with a goal from forward Vladislav Pavlov. Two minutes later, at 6:32, Pavlov buried another to cut the Hat Tricks’ lead to two.

In the third period, the Hat Tricks pulled away adding two more on the power play. First, Scully netted his second of the night at 8:50. Brandon Stojcevski followed it up at 12:50 to balloon the lead to 7-2.

The Hat Tricks go for the series win Sunday night in Watertown. The puck is set to drop at 7:05 p.m.  

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