Denver Outlaws’ defenseman Michael Simon doesn’t usually wind up and shoot. But when he found himself alone at the top of the arc Saturday night in Denver’s game against the Chesapeake Bayhawks, he didn’t hesitate. Simon fired a shot from outside the two-point line that rocketed past Chesapeake’s goalie putting Denver (7-1) up 9-6 and giving it some much-needed breathing room late in the game. The game started out with both teams’ defenses dominating. John Grant Jr. finally got the game’s first goal more than six minutes into the contest. Justin Pennington scored several minutes later on a pass from Jeremy Noble and less than 10 seconds after, Curtis Dickson scored on a ball that just barely found its way into the net. For Dickson, it’s his ninth goal in just three games. With time winding down in the quarter, Pennington found twine again, firing a top-shelf shot to give Denver a 4-0 lead at the end of the first. Denver Outlaws’ goalie Jesse Schwartzman dominated in the first quarter and owned the crease all night. Schwartzman recorded 28 saves — a new season high — and kept Denver in the game as Chesapeake (2-6) threatened late. In the second quarter, like the first, no one found the net until midway through the frame. Eric Law got the ball behind the Bayhawks’ net, spun to the front, jumped and fired a one-handed shot in — his 21st goal of the season.