Needing a win to clinch its sixth consecutive playoff berth, Denver improved to 10-0 all-time in the regular season against Long Island with a 14-11 victory in Hempstead, N.Y. The team has reached the postseason in each of its six seasons in the league.
The Outlaws opened the second half with a 4-0 run, kicked off by Drew Westervelt’s two-pointer on a man-up opportunity. Dillon Roy and Kevin Unterstein came through with their first goals of the season as nine different players netted goals in the contest.
Tim Goettelmann started the night’s scoring just over one minute into the contest, but Denver responded with three consecutive goals.
Max Seibald got the Outlaws on the board at the 7:01 mark with his 11th goal of the season. Brendan Mundorf followed with a goal to put Denver in front 2-1. Roy netted his first goal of the season with 1:18 left in the quarter to give the Outlaws a 3-1 advantage through one period.
Matt Danowski and Mike Unterstein went back-to-back to start the second quarter for the Lizards and tie the game 3-3.
Billy Bitterfound the back of the net to put the Outlaws out in front, but Stephen Berger answered off the ensuing faceoff to knot the game once again.
Max Seibald, who earned Player of the Game honors, scored his first of two goals at the 10:57 mark before John Grant, Jr. evened the score at 5-5 1:55 before halftime.