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Dubuque Fighting Saints Defeat Gamblers 4-3 in Green Bay
Courtesy: Dubuque Fight Saints Hockey
GREEN BAY, Wisconsin - The Fighting Saints entered Sunday's game at the Resch Center hoping to continue their five game winning streak, and continue the struggles for the Gamblers of Green Bay. The Gamblers, despite being in first place overall in the USHL, had failed to earn two points in four straight games. The Fighting Saints' last road loss came last month at the hands of the Gamblers.
The Fighting Saints capitalized on two opportunities in the first period to take an early 2-0 lead. Shane Walsh scored off of a Green Bay turnover with assists from Zemgus Girgensons and John Gaudreau to establish the lead. Gaudreau then added to the advantage with his 34th goal of the season, getting the feed from Walsh, to make it a 2-0 lead after twenty minutes of play.
Walsh would add one more in the second period as Girgensons stole a pass at the blue line and fed Walsh in the slot to make it a 3-0 lead. The score would remain 3-0 after forty minutes, despite the Saints being outshot 23-11 after two periods.
Green Bay scored to open the third period, with Max Hartner getting the Gamblers on the board for the first time in two games. Jordan DiGiando scored a shothanded goal to increase the Saint lead to 4-1. Green Bay would score two more goals in the period to get within one, but the Fighting Saints guided the game to victory, weathering the storm and winning 4-3.