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Blues edge Janesville Jets in OT

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Gazette staff
March 17, 2012
— The Janesville Jets lost 4-3 in overtime Friday to Springfield in a North American Hockey League game.

The Jets are three points behind first-place St. Louis in the NAHL’s Midwest Division with four games remaining in the regular season.


Ben Kramer scored at 4:49 of the overtime to give Springfield the victory.


Eric Carlson scored twice in the second period to give the Jets a 3-2 lead. Springfield’s Josef Pontasch scored a short-handed goal at 8:44 of the third period.


Janesville and Springfield meet in the second game of the three-game series at 7 tonight.


SPRINGFIELD 4, JANESVILLE 3 (OT)

Janesville 1 2 0 0—3


Springfield 1 1 1 1—4


First period


J—Pijus Rulevicius (David Johnson, Truman Landowski), 9:45. S—Kevin Walters (Chris Sitler, Josef Pontasch), 17.27.


Second period


J—Eric Carlson (Jake Horton, Jayce Paulseth), 1:25. Kyle Cook (Sitler, Pontasch), 1:55. J—Carlson (Darren McCormick, Lawrence Childs), 9:31.


Third period


S—Pontasch (Cook, Ben Kramer), sh, 8:44, sh.


Overtime


S—Kramer (Pontasch, Cook), pp, 4:49.


Saves—Tony Kujava (J) 17, Gabe Antoni (S) 8.



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