Saturday, January 29, 2011

Wings top Boston

The Philadelphia Wings (2-2) avenged their opening night loss to the Boston Blazers (2-3) with an 11-5 victory in the TD Garden Friday night. The win was the second in a row for the Wings, who never trailed in the contest.

The play between the East Division rivals was tight early on, as the teams traded goals in another low-scoring first half. Philadelphia would tear the game open in the third quarter, however, scoring five goals to Boston’s two.

Leading the way for the Wings’ multitude of scorers was former league MVP Athan Iannucci, who tallied four goals and two assists while launching a game-high sixteen shots on goal.

Not to be overlooked, Iannucci’s traditional line mate Alex Turner netted a hat trick of his own, finishing the evening with a total of five points. The tandem of Turner and “Nooch” have combined to score 41% (14 of 34) of the Wings’ goals through the first four games.   Forwards Drew Westervelt (1 goal, 3 assists) and Brandon Mundorf (4 assists) each chipped with four points in the game.

In net for the Wings, goalie Brandon Miller turned in his most impressive performance of the early season. Stopping 43 of the 48 shots hurled his way, Miller made the spectacular look fairly routine against the Blazers with a number of acrobatic stops.

As a team, the Wings were able to hold league scoring leaders Casey Powell and Dan Dawson to just five points combined.

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