October 28, 2012 in Game Results
With the game tightened up at 4 to 3 with under two minutes left, the Ducks penalty kill came up big with a short 5 on 3 penalty kill before AJ Bernhardt capped the night off with an empty net goal, giving the Ducks a 5 to 3 victory over the University of Washington at Olympic View Ice Arena on Saturday night.The win was the Ducks first against Washington since 2010.
The Huskies started out with a quick two goal lead, but the Ducks slowly fought back and took a 3 to 2 lead into the 3rd period after two timely powerplay goals; the first by Connor McBride and the second by Nick Kuehl, his second of the night. Dan Sulitzer added an insurance goal in the 3rd before Washington netted a late powerplay goal.
Goaltender Kyle Adamson was solid all night for the Ducks in net and was awarded the hardest working Duck of the weekend by his teammates. Adamson made several saves with a crucial save late in the third on a penalty kill which ended the Huskies chances for an overtime period.
The Ducks improved to 5 and 1 on the young season and will head to Los Angeles next weekend for games vs USC and College of the Canyons.