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Lakers cruise to 5-1 win at Clarkson

Derek A. Smith

Oct. 20, 2006

POTSDAM, N.Y. - Lake Superior State scored three unanswered goals in the third period and was an impressive 5-for-8 on the power play to cruise to a 5-1 non-conference hockey victory over Clarkson on Friday.

LSSU improved to 2-1 overall and handed Clarkson (3-1-1) its first loss of the season. The teams meet again at 7 p.m. on Saturday.

The Lakers, who are 5-2 all-time against Clarkson but are playing in Potsdam for the first time since 1969, pulled away from a 2-1 lead on third-period power-play goals by Trent Campbell, Josh Sim and Nathan Perkovich.

Sim also opened the scoring with a power-play goal at 8:33 of the first period, and Jeff Rainville made it 2-0 on a power-play goal at 16:55 of the same period. Clarkson's Steve Zalewski cut the lead in half with a man-advantage goal at 7:06 of the second period.

Derek A. Smith was credited with three assists for the Lakers. Barnabas Birkeland, Matt Martello, Perkovich, Troy Schwab and Marty Gurnoe had one assist each.

LSSU out-shot Clarkson 41-34 and held the Knights to 1-for-7 on the power play.

Laker goaltender Jeff Jakaitis totaled 33 saves to earn the win and improve his season record to 1-1. David Leggio had 36 saves for Clarkson.

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