Heatley leads Copenhagen to Game 3 win

Dany Heatley scored a pair of goals and had an assist on the other Copenhagen goal to lead the Tridents to a win in Game 3 of the EURO Cup Finals.  It was Copenhagen’s first win of the series. All of the game’s 5 goals and 4 of its 7 penalties were packed into the second period. With Roberto Luongo stopping 10 shots in the first period for the winners and Kari Lehtonen stopping 6 at the other end, the game was scoreless through the first 25 minutes. But Heatley broke the ice with a wrist shot over Lehtonen’s left shoulder. The Copenhagen lead was short-lived. As they did twice in Game 2, Geneva struck back quickly to erase the Copenhagen lead. Michael Del Zotto rushed the puck into the Copenhagen end, passed to a breaking Chris Kunitz and the forward deked Luongo to tie it just 16 seconds after Heatley’s tally. Then the Generals took the lead, with Del Zotto blasting home his third of the playoffs less than a minute and a half after the Kunitz goal.  Forty-two seconds later and Heatley tied the contest again after taking a pass from Joni Pitkanen. The game winner was scored with a little less than two minutes remaining in the second period. With Geneva’s previously injured Ryan Malone sitting in the penalty box for interference, the Tridents worked the puck around efficiently.  Heatley slid the puck to Andrew Ladd behind the net and Ladd earned his second assist of the game when he fed the puck into the slot for Alex Goligoski to one-time it. Geneva out-hit (30-27) and outshot Copenhagen (37-22) enough to win, but it wasn’t in the cards Monday night.  Henrik Tallinder and Kevin Shattenkirk each had 4 hits for the Tridents, while Nick Foligno, Nic Lidstrom and Dennis Wideman did the same for Geneva.

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