Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 2/20/10
Former Wings great Gary Gait scored four goals and Shawn Williams chipped in with two goals and three assists to lead the Rochester Knighthawks over the Philadelphia Wings, 12-6, tonight before 10,019 at the Wachovia Center.
The Wings (1-6) held a one-goal lead going into the half, but could not find their offensive rhythm in the final two quarters, scoring just once.
Philadelphia tallied the game’s first three goals, but was unable to sustain any offense. The teams exchanged goals throughout the second quarter until Gait notched a power play goal with just over four minutes remaining in the opening half, cutting the Wings’ lead to 5-4.
Chris Schiller’s power play goal early in the third quarter brought the Knighthawks even with the Wings, and a Williams power play goal nearly a minute and a half later pushed Rochester (5-3) ahead, 6-5. John Christmas (Lower Merion) followed with a goal to bring the Wings to within one, but the Knighthawks added two more goals in the frame to go ahead for good.
Dan Teat led the Wings with two goals and two assists while Kyle Wailes added two goals and an assist. Christmas added a pair of assists and Geoff Snyder won 15 of 19 face-offs and also scored once while adding 18 loose balls.
Special teams have been a weakness for Philadelphia all season, and that trend continued. The Wings converted on just one of seven power play opportunities, and surrendered eight power play goals. Philadelphia entered the contest ranked 10th in the league on the power play, and eighth in the league on the penalty kill.
Rochester Knighthawks 12 At Philadelphia Wings 6
Feb 20, 2010 – Wachovia Center
Rochester 1 3 4 4 – 12
Philadelphia 3 2 1 0 – 6
1st Quarter-1, Philadelphia, K. Wailes 11 (D. Teat, J. Crosbie), 1:10. 2, Philadelphia, D. Teat 8 (J. Christmas, D. Westervelt), 3:40. 3, Philadelphia, G. Snider 6 3:51. 4, Rochester, S. Toll 2 6:27 (sh). Penalties-served by C. Bomberry Roc (illegal substitution), 6:06.
2nd Quarter-5, Rochester, S. Williams 8 (S. Evans (sh), C. Driscoll), 1:46 (pp). 6, Philadelphia, D. Teat 9 (M. Giles, K. Wailes), 8:02 (pp). 7, Philadelphia, K. Wailes 12 (D. Teat, J. Christmas), 8:55. 8, Rochester, S. Toll 3 (C. Schiller), 9:38. 9, Rochester, G. Gait 11 (S. Williams, J. Grant), 11:05 (pp). Penalties-T. Wray Phi (holding), 0:54; C. Schiller Roc (holding), 6:07; T. Wray Phi (interference), 7:06; C. Point Roc (roughing), 7:17; M. Seibald Phi (checking from behind), 10:38; C. Schiller Roc (cross checking), 13:26; served by C. Bomberry Roc (illegal substitution), 14:46.
3rd Quarter-10, Rochester, C. Schiller 1 (J. Grant, K. Laverty), 2:56 (pp). 11, Rochester, S. Williams 9 (C. Point, J. Grant), 4:18 (pp). 12, Philadelphia, J. Christmas 2 (D. Westervelt, M. Ward), 7:01. 13, Rochester, G. Gait 12 (S. Evans (sh), C. Bomberry), 9:54. 14, Rochester, S. Evans (sh) 6 (P. O’Toole), 14:16. Penalties-J. Grant Roc (unsportsmanlike conduct), 0:48; M. Ward Phi (holding), 2:06; G. Snider Phi (checking from behind), 2:56.
4th Quarter-15, Rochester, G. Gait 13 (J. Grant, S. Evans (sh)), 5:41 (pp). 16, Rochester, C. Point 17 (S. Williams, J. Grant), 6:31 (pp). 17, Rochester, G. Gait 14 (S. Williams, S. Evans (sh)), 11:10 (pp). 18, Rochester, J. Grant 19 (S. Evans (sh), S. Williams), 14:00 (pp). Penalties-served by C. Bomberry Roc (illegal substitution), 2:48; M. Seibald Phi (checking from behind), 5:16; J. Sims Phi (slashing), 5:16; served by M. Seibald Phi (delay of game (bench)), 8:14; G. Snider Phi (unsportsmanlike conduct, interference on goalie – major), 10:15.
Shots on Goal-Rochester 12-14-11-14-51. Philadelphia 12-13-6-9-40.
Power Play Opportunities-Rochester 8 of 10; Philadelphia 1 of 7.
Faceoffs-Rochester 6 of 22; Philadelphia 16 of 22.
Goalies-Rochester, O’Toole 4-1-0 (40 shots-34 saves). Philadelphia, Miller 1-6-0 (51 shots-39 saves).
Referees-Mark Gardonio (27), Kevin Biggs (91).