It took three periods, plus an overtime period, but the Pics fell to the Bandits 3 - 2 on Halloween in Bridgewater.
Simon Higgins opened up the scoring affair early in the 1st with a shot from the blue line that beat Luca Bruns high. Nick Zanin and Tyler Genovese got the assists.
The Bandits scored twice in the 2nd to take the lead, but Zanin returned the favor when he went down the wing and beat Bruns opposite side high to tie the game up at 2 midway through the 3rd period. Jack Fore and Aiden Grabowski got the assists.
Chris Foster drew a crucial tripping call, and the Bandits scored on the ensuing power play to defeat the Pics 3 - 2.
Ray Picard stopped 42 out of 45 shots in the loss.