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COLONIE: Shen strikes quickly against CBA

The Plainsmen (9-0-2, 13-7-2) scored a goal in every way imaginable with the exception of a penalty shot. They tallied two short-handed goals, one power-play goal and two even-strength goals.

Shen started the scoring with a short-handed goal just minutes into the contest when Nick Sansone scored off a feed from Elliott. The Brothers responded nine seconds later with a goal by senior Eric Olds, but the Plainsmen scored two more goals in the first period to take control. Elliot tallied at 9:27 when he put home a rebound off a shot by Bryan Hunter, and Sean Smith got one past CBA goalie Andrew Blood 40 seconds later to make the score 3-1.

Smith's goal ended the night for Blood after the freshmen gave up three goals on six shots. Freshmen Shane Hans came in and stopped 17 of 19 shots.

The Plainsmen added a goal late in the second period on a 5-on-3 power play when Adam Hitchko's wrist shot from the left face off circle went in. Hunter tallied a short-handed goal at 13:11 of the third to increase the lead to 5-1.

Kuhl is optimistic that his team will bounce back after a loss which he called "devastating" to his players.

"We're a top team in the league, but we laid an egg tonight. I'm not going to turn over the whole season here and throw in the towel because we lost one game. It was one point in the standings," Kuhl said.""

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