Gary and Paul Gait combined for ten goals and nine assists to lead the Washington Power to a 19-15 win over the Calgary Roughnecks Saturday at the Capital Centre.
Gary Gait scored two of his eight goals in the first quarter, while brother Paul picked up two goals and an assist before the first intermission. The pair also accounted for three of Washington's five second-quarter tallies, and repeated the performance in the third.
Gary had a hand in the final three Washington tallies, scoring at 7:53 and 12:08 of the fourth quarter, and assisting on Matt Shearer's goal at 8:43.
Del Halladay capped a hat trick at 5:55 of the final stanza, giving Washington an insurmountable 16-13 lead, and Paul Cantabene contributed two goals and five assists.
After a slow start, the Roughnecks hit their stride after halftime, but were unable to dig their way out of a 10-5 hole. They made their strongest run at the end of the third quarter, stringing together goals by Ben Prepchuk, Kaleb Toth (2) and Shawn Cable within a 2:42 span. Prepchuk came up with a total of five goals, while Jason Wulder and Toth both added three goals and two assists in the losing effort.
Devin Dalep posted the win in goal, and Erik Miller was tagged with the loss. Washington outshot the Roughnecks 58-51.