Phil Di Giuseppe nets OT winner for Hartford

Hartford Wolf Pack 4, Binghamton Devils 3 (OT)

Binghamton, NY, October 19, 2019 – Phil DiGiuseppe scored 38 seconds into overtime Saturday night at the Floyd L. Maines Veterans Memorial Arena, to cap a Hartford Wolf Pack comeback from a 3-1 deficit in a 4-3 victory over the Binghamton Devils.

The game was the first on the road for the Wolf Pack after five straight home games, and the win improved Hartford’s record on the year to 5-0-0-1.

The overtime strike was DiGiuseppe’s third goal of the season, and all three have been game-winners. Vinni Lettieri had a goal and two assists for the Wolf Pack, and Joey Keane and Filip Chytil added a goal and an assist apiece. Adam Huska made 30 saves to get the win in net.

Marian Studenic, Brett Seney and Ludvig Larsson scored the Devil goals, and Evan Cormier made 32 saves.

Chytil’s goal with 3:50 remaining in the third period tied the game at three, after Keane’s tally at 1:54 of the second period was the only scoring in the middle frame.

Lettieri scored his third goal of the season only 3:03 into the game to give the Wolf Pack an early lead, but the home side would battle back to get the next three goals, all in a span of 4:06.

Studenic tied the game for Binghamton at 9:39, assisted by Ryan Schmelzer, and then Seney put the Devils ahead with a power-play goal at 12:25, with Mason Geertsen off for holding.

Ludvig Larsson made it 3-1 Devils just 1:20 later, at 12:25, with his third of the year, but Huska shut the door on the Binghamton attack after that.

The Wolf Pack’s next action is right back on home ice this Friday night, October 25, when they host the Laval Rocket in a 7:15 PM game. Once again this season, Friday-night Wolf Pack home games feature $1 hot dogs and $2 beers through the start of the second period, presented by Nomads Adventure Quest.

Tickets for all 2019-20 Wolf Pack home games are on sale now at the Sunwave Gas & Power Ticket Office at the XL Center, on-line at www.hartfordwolfpack.com and by phone at (877) 522-8499. Tickets purchased in advance for kids 12 or younger start at just $10 each, and all tickets will have a $3 day-of-game increase.

To speak with a Wolf Pack representative about season or group tickets, or any of the Wolf Pack’s many ticketing options, call (860) 722-9425, or click here to request more info. To visit the Wolf Pack on line, go to www.hartfordwolfpack.com.

Hartford Wolf Pack 4 (OT) at Binghamton Devils 3
Saturday, October 19, 2019 – Floyd L. Maines Veterans Memorial Arena

Hartford 1 1 1 1 – 4
Binghamton 3 0 0 0 – 3

1st Period-1, Hartford, Lettieri 3 3:03. 2, Binghamton, Studenic 1 (Schmelzer), 9:39. 3, Binghamton, Seney 3 (Morrow, Anderson), 12:25 (PP). 4, Binghamton, Larsson 1 (Gignac, Speers), 13:45. Penalties-Geertsen Hfd (holding), 12:06.

2nd Period-5, Hartford, Keane 3 (Lettieri, Geertsen), 1:54. Penalties-Larsson Bng (elbowing), 11:37; Sissons Bng (hooking), 16:07; Fontaine Hfd (slashing), 18:10.

3rd Period-6, Hartford, Chytil 3 (Lettieri, Beleskey), 16:10 (PP). Penalties-Speers Bng (boarding), 15:17.

OT Period-7, Hartford, Di Giuseppe 3 (Chytil, Keane), 0:38. Penalties-No Penalties

Shots on Goal-Hartford 12-15-8-1-36. Binghamton 15-7-11-0-33.
Power Play Opportunities-Hartford 1 / 3; Binghamton 1 / 2.
Goalies-Hartford, Huska 2-0-1 (33 shots-30 saves). Binghamton, Cormier 1-2-1 (36 shots-32 saves).
Referees-Jordan Deckard (14), Stephen Hiff (56).
Linesmen-Tyler Loftus (11), J.P. Waleski (14).

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  • Some quick notes bases on Wolfpack stats:
    (1) The Chityl-diGuiseppi-Lettieri line is killing it. Chityl has 8 points in 6 games, diGuiseppi leads the team with 22 shots. The Rangers could use both of them.

    (2) Kravtsov watch — both Gabriel Fontaine and Kravtsov have played five games so far. Fontaine has two assists, 8 shots and is +2. Kravs has one assist, two shots and is -2. In fact, every Pack player who has played more than one game has at least five shots except Kravtsov. Hopefully it is just orientation, but so far at least, he is not an AHL player.

    (3) Nick Ebert was scratched both games this weekend – don’t know if he is hurt or healthy. However, so far at least the presence of four good AHL defensemen is not keeping Lindgren, Day, Keane from dressing regularly. [Crawley got sent to Maine but he wasn’t going to make it anyway.]

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