Red-hot Marcus Power scored twice, and chipped in with an assist, as the surging Newfoundland Growlers won again, this time a 6-3 decision over the Adirondack Thunder Friday night.
At Mile One Centre before 3,559 fans, Power scored for the fifth straight game, as the Growlers won their fourth game in a row and made it seven victories in their last 10 starts.
The Growlers (24-11-1-0) are four points up on the Thunder (20-11-3-2), and sit in second place in the ECHL Eastern Conference.
Zach O’Brien, coming off a two-goal game Wednesday night in a 5-4 Growlers win over the Maine Mariners, and three goals last Saturday night, had a goal and two assists for the winners. Hudson Elyniuk, Derian Plouffe and Georgio Estephan potted singles. Adam Pardy also collected two assists.
Scoring for the Thunder were James Henry, Matt Salhany and Dylan Walchuk.
The Growlers scored four unanswered goals in the first period, and then went up 5-0 midway through the second period on O’Brien’s tally. But Adirondack responded 25 seconds later and Salhany beat Eric Levine at the 12:13 mark to make it a three-goal game.
The Thunder got the start they wanted in the third when Walchuk made things interesting with a goal 1:12 in.
It remained 5-3 for the next eight-plus minutes until Estephan sealed the deal for Newfoundland finishing off a play with Pardy and Josh Kestner.
Levine made 24 saves to win his third straight game for the Growlers.
The teams go at it against tonight at 7 o’clock.