Railers Lose 4-2 in First Ever Meeting With Indy Fuel

Indy Fuel at Worcester Railers HC

November 30, 2019

DCU Center

Meeting 1 of 1 vs. Indy this season

Railers are 0-1-0-0 vs. the Fuel this season

Railers Lose 4-2 in First Ever Meeting With Indy Fuel

 Jordan Samuels-Thomas scores first penalty shot goal of the year for Worcester

 Worcester, MA– The Worcester Railers HC (5-12-1-0, 11pts) closed out a busy week with a 4-2 loss to the Indy Fuel (8-11-0-0, 16 pts) on Saturday night in front of 3,256 fans at the DCU Center for Nickelodeon Night. The Railers will be back in action Wednesday on Dec. 4 in Brampton to take on the Beast at 11am.

Jordan Samuels-Thomas and Bo Brauer each scored goals for Worcester while Evan Buitenhuis made 26 saves on 30 shots in the loss. Indy had four different goal scorers and was led offensively by Matt Thompson (1-1-2) and Dylan McLaughlin (1-1-2) while Charles Williams made 28 saves on 30 shots in net for his fourth win of the year.

The Indy Fuel were able to capitalize on a Railers turnover in their own end with Matt Thompson (7th) driving one on net beating Evan Buitenhuis low glove side at 8:40 giving the road team a 1-0 lead. Worcester headed on the power-play with just 49 seconds left in the period but it would be the Fuel taking a 2-0 lead when Evan Buitenhuis came out to play the puck in the high slot and fumbled it allowing Bobby Macintyre (5th) sliding it into the empty net with just four seconds left in the period as Indy took a 2-0 lead into the locker room after the first frame.

Jordan-Samuels Thomas (7th) was sprung on a breakaway at 6:39 of the second period and was dragged down on the play which forced a penalty shot in which he converted over the right shoulder of Charles Williams decreasing the deficit to 2-1. From behind the goal line at 16:19 Dylan McLaughlin (5th) snuck one by Evan Buitenhuis giving the Fuel a two-goal lead once again this time at 3-1. Bo Brauer (3rd) had multiple chances through the first two periods of the game and at 18:04 of the second stanza he collected the puck in the high slot and fired one of the far side post with just 1:56 left in the period. The Fuel held a 3-2 lead over the Railers with shots dead locked at 22 a piece.

The lone goal of the third period came courtesy of the Indy Fuel when Michael Doherty (2nd) was at the near side post and redirected a shot from the left point past Evan Buitenhuis giving the Fuel a 4-2 lead at 11:04 which would prove to be the final score.

Notes: Three Stars: 3rd star…. Dmitry Osipov (0-0-0, +1, 4 shots) 2nd star: Bo Brauer (1-0-1, +1, 4 shots) 1st star: Dylan McLaughlin (1-1-2, +1, 6 shots)….final shots were 30-30…. Charles Williams (4-6-0) made 28 saves on 30 shots for Indy.… Evan Buitenhuis (2-4-0) made 26 saves on 30 shots for Worcester while Tommy Nixon served as the backup….Worcester went 0-for-4 on the power play while Indy went 0-for-4…. Anthony Florentino (inj), Barry Almeida (inj), Tanner Pond (inj), Shane Walsh (inj), Drew Callin, Ivan Chukarov, Kyle McKenzie, and Dante Salituro and did not dress for Worcester ….. Since David Cunniff took over as GM/HC the Railers are 13/13 on the penalty kill…. Jordan Samuels-Thomas led all skaters with seven shots….. Jakub Skarek and Linus Soderstrom are currently on recall with the Bridgeport Sound Tigers…. Worcester is now 0-1-0-0 all-time vs. the Fuel and 0-1-0-0 at the DCU Center.

 What’s on tap – On the Road!

The Railers hit the road for three games north of the border beginning with a 11am start in Brampton vs. the Beast on Wednesday. Worcester will battle the Growlers in Newfoundland on Friday and Saturday with 5:30pm (ET) start times. Coverage for all three games begins 30 minutes before puck drop.

 Still and Stir located behind the DCU Center provides hockey fans with a great pregame and postgame atmosphere all season long. Watch all road games broadcast live on ECHLTV.com for a small fee. Listen to all Railers games live on 98.9 Nash ICON with coverage beginning 30 minutes before puck drop with Eric Lindquist and Cam McGuire. Full season memberships, mini plans, and group tickets are on sale now by calling the Railers front office at 508-365-1750 or by visiting www.RailersHC.com.

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