Danbury Ends Series with Columbus

by Josh Starr

DANBURY, CT - The Danbury Hat Tricks (26-12-3, 77 pts) dropped the final game of a three-game series on Sunday 5-2 to the Columbus River Dragons (20-11-4, 64 pts). 
Danbury ended the first period with the momentum as Jonny Ruiz scored his 37th of the season, but Columbus came out firing in the second. 
Columbus scored four times in the second period to take a 4-1 lead into the third. Danbury got on the board first in the third with Dmitry Kuznetsov’s 26th goal of the season. 
Danbury had two power plays in the final period, but couldn’t capitalize on its opportunities. 
“We didn’t have the same juice we had in the first two games of the series,” said head coach Dave MacIsaac. “We didn’t execute the little things tonight.” 
The Hat Tricks return to action with a home-and-home against Watertown next weekend.