Thunder use electric powerplay to down Railers, 6-2

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Glens Falls, N.Y. (NEWS10) — The Adirondack Thunder notched their first win of the season on Wednesday night at Cool Insuring Arena as they beat the Worcester Railers 6-2. Adirondack’s man-advantage tallied three of the Thunder’s six goals in the victory. 

After the Railers scored early on a powerplay of their own, the Thunder used a three-goal first period to gain an edge. Colin Long (Payne), Alex Carrier (Thompson, DeVito) and Patrick Grasso (PP – Smith, Masonius) added goals in the first frame.

Worcester pulled within a goal in the second but another powerplay goal by the Thunder, this time thanks to Joe Masonius (Long, Ryczek) once again extended Adirondack’s lead by two.

Adirondack used two third-period goals, including a powerplay goal by Tyler Irvine (MacArthur, Thompson) and an empty-netter by Carrier (unassisted), to separate themselves from Worcester and secure a 6-2 victory.

Mareks Mitens stopped 25 of 27 shots to pick up his first win of the season while Railers’ netminder Colten Ellis made 29 saves on 34 shots. The Thunder finished 3-for-6 on the powerplay and 1-for-2 on the penalty kill.

View the game’s full boxscore HERE.

The Thunder are back on home ice again this Saturday night for Healthcare Heroes Night at Cool Insuring Arena. Puck drop is scheduled for 7:00pm.

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