Special Teams The Difference In 5-2 Loss To Blues

The Waywayseecappo Wolverines saw their three-game win streak come to an end on Tuesday night in a 5-2 loss to the Winnipeg Blues.

After a scoreless fifteen minutes of the first period, it would be the Winnipeg Blues who would find their stride and put home a pair of goals in the final minutes.

Brayden Foreman knocked a favorable bounce in off of the leg of Jack Kennedy past Nathan Reay on the powerplay to put the Blues up by one.

No more than a minute and a half later, Nathan Adrian beat Reay on a wraparound to give the Blues a 2-0 lead heading into the break after the opening twenty minutes.

In the second period, the Wolverines turned it on. Despite getting a number of quality chances and outshooting the Blues 17-9, the Wolverines just couldn’t get one past goaltender Jack Branby.

But, it wouldn’t take long for the Wolverines to find an answer in the third.

Jaymes Knee would make a nice pass to Jack Kennedy in the slot which Kennedy would blast past Branby on a one-timer to get the Wolverines within one.

No more than five minutes later, Codey Behun would get the Blues second powerplay marker of the game to give Winnipeg a 3-1 lead.

After another Blues powerplay goal from Apetagon, the Wolverines would cut into the lead to make it 4-2 on Karstin McDonald’s third of the season. With Nathan Reay pulled for the extra attacker, Michael Ladyman would score on the empty net to seal the 5-2 win for the Blues.

Winnipeg went 3 for 4 on the powerplay while the shot clock would end in a 34-34 tie.

Now 27-26-2-3 on the season, Waywayseecappo will be on the road Friday night in Selkirk to take on the Steelers before wrapping up the regular season at home on Sunday against the Virden Oil Capitals.