Jokers Lose 3-2, Fall to 0-3

The Jokers of Doom welcomed back C/W Brian Watrous and also added new defensemen Paul Bellatuano but it was not enough to overcome the Tomahawks in a tough 3-2 loss. Ken Herren opened the scoring 3 minutes into the first period scooping up an errant clearing pass and rifling a quick shot over the goalies glove hand. The first period would end 1-0. In the second period it was a different story as the Tomahawks would outscore the Jokers 3-0 and take that lead into the 3rd period. In the 3rd, the Jokers couldn’t muster much until defensemen Mike Bradigo blasted in a power play goal from the point at 8:04. In the last 2 minutes the Jokers did have some pressure but were unable to claim the tying goal and thus the game ended 3-2. Matt Dutily stopped 33 of 36 shots in net for the Jokers. Next up is a Saturday matinee at 1:00pm vs Springfield Chiefs (1-1). Delfo Tringali suffered a groin injury in the 1st period and returned in a limited role. No word on the severity or his availability for the next game.