Deery Backstops Pistons to Victory

Nick Deery faced 37 shots and turned them all aside in a big 2-0 Pistons win at the T.G.Smith Centre Wednesday night.

Head coach and General Manager Paul Dyck was full of praise for the La Crosse, Wisconsin native who earned his 3rd shutout of the season. “Nick was stellar today; it may have been a different outcome if he wasn’t as sharp as he was.”

Captain Colin Baudry led the way on the score sheet with a goal and an assist. Baudry now has 21 goals on the campaign and Dyck was quick to point out how Baudry is a leader in many different ways.

“He’s such a great leader and a workhorse,” Dyck said. “He really took it upon himself at stages of the game to try and give us a little life. That’s what you expect and one of the reasons he’s wearing the ‘C’.”

Cole Smith had the other goal for the Pistons while Jonah Wasylak, Jordan Bochinski and Dan Taillefer had assists. Steinbach finished 1-for-9 on the power play while going 9-for-9 on the penalty kill.

Dan Taillefer’s assist extended his point streak to 12 games.

The Pistons will practice on Thursday before embarking on the last big road trip of the season on Friday when they play three games in three nights up north, starting with the OCN Blizzard Friday night.

(Picture Above – Taken by Adeline Loewen of Studios on Main Photography – Cole Smith scoring the Pisotns’ 2nd of the game in the 3rd period)