Saturday, March 04, 2006

CC Salvages Tie in Denver

Chad Rau came up huge for the Tigers as he scored the first goal of the game, two minutes in. On the power play, Rau caught a Joey Crabb rebound, and then one of his own, to beat a sprawling Peter Mannino and tally CC's first goal of the night. Joey Crabb scored again in the second period to give CC a 2-0 lead heading into the third. In the third, however, Denver scored three unanswered goals and took their lead into the last minute of the game before Rau scored his second goal of the game to tie it at three. Neither team could capitalize in overtime. CC's offense performed admirably while lacking leading scorer Brett Sterling, who sat out with a groin injury. Denver's goals came courtesy of J.D. Corbin, Paul Stastny, and Ryan Dingle, each on wrists shots from the slot, and all beating CC goaltender Matt Zaba up high. Brian Salcido had two assists for CC, one while playing at left wing in Sterling's place.


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