Photo – Dave Dudich
Allen, Texas – The Allen Americans defeated the Missouri Mavericks for a second night in a row, this time by a score of 6-4 at Allen Event Center as the Americans took over the lead in the Mountain Division passing Colorado with the victory.
Wade Macleod scored two goals for Allen, his fourth and fifth of the season to lead the way. Bryan Moore scored his 25th of the season and fourth goal in the last two games. Alex Krushelnyski scored for the fourth game in a row, his seventh of the season on the power play in the third period. His goal turned out to be the game winner for Allen.
“It was a total team effort,” said Americans forward Bryan Moore, on the Americans postgame show. “We never doubted we’d come back in this one. We’re playing with a lot of confidence right now.”
Joel Chouinard assisted on the Americans first goal tonight to extend his point streak to eight games. Riley Gill won his fourth in a row and 30th game of the season.
The Americans return home for McDonalds Night on Saturday night when they face the Tulsa Oilers at 7:05 PM. Call 972-912-1000 for tickets.
They Said It – Gary Steffes
Having won all but one game in the month of March, what does the team need to do to keep this momentum?
“That’s encouraging, I didn’t know that. For us, we just have to stay focused on what we are after, have to stay focused on being a playoff team. Take it one game at a time, be the best we can possibly be and fight tp reach a playoff standard. The guys in this room have been there, they know what it takes so we are holding ourselves accountable. It’s bigger than wins and losses, it’s great that we are winning but we want to be playing great hockey.”
On what the team needs to do to stop being out shot so often:
“We have to limit our turnovers, got to be a lot crisper coming out of our zone and jsut be a lot more sound when it comes to how we play at the offensive blue line. If we make smart plays and protect pucks at the far blue line that will take down a lot of the shots. Another thing is we have to be disciplined and stop taking so many penalties.”