BROOKLYN AVIATORS: After Spearing the Danbury Whalers, the Kings County Coolest are Looking to Hook Some Blue Fins.
Mission accomplished. The sortie over Danbury hit it's mark; eight times to be exact. Return to base.
Brooklyn's Coolest quieted down the Friday night Danbury crowd with a three goal barrage in the first period, then sent the Whalers' faithful home gagged after Brooklyn dropped another five goals on them in the third.
Newest Aviator, Vladimir Nikiforov opened up the scoring midway through the first period with a power play goal; his first as an Aviator. Brooklyn followed that up with two more goals before the first period expired. Jordan Bernier scored at even strength at the 17:36 mark, assisted by Nikiforov, making the score 2-0. Then just as the period expired, Chris Jones scored the A's second power play goal of the period, unassisted.
Danbury got one back in the second period when centerman Chris Siefert scored on A's starting goalie Lee Thomas. Brooklyn's defense kept the Whalers' shots against their goalie limited to roughly ten per period. Thomas faced thirty-one shots in total; stopping thirty while the A's finished the night with fifty-three shots. Other than the lone Danbury goal, it was all Aviators this night.
Brooklyn scored at 3:10 into the third period on Jordan Bernier's second goal of the game; assisted again by Nikiforov. Then over the next seven minutes, Brooklyn continued to lace Danbury with four more goals.
Chris Ferazolli and Vladimir Nikiforov joined Bernier as Brooklyn's multiple goal scorers of the evening. Ferazolli cashed in after Bernier's earlier third period goal. Then new blue-liner Ken Trentowski snuck in his first goal as an Aviator to make the game a 6-1 affair.
On a later power play, Chris Ferrazolli scored his second goal of the period at the 7:57 mark. Then forward Vladimir Nikiforov capped off one hell of an Aviator debut for himself, in what was an overall formidable performance by Brooklyn, with his second goal and fifth point of the night, as he had three assists on the evening as well.
Tonight, a little pay-back is in order. In game two of the season, the Cape Cod Blue Fins defeated Brooklyn 3-2 in overtime up in Hyannis, Mass. Back home in the Hangar this evening, it's time for Brooklyn to even the score with those Fishy characters.
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