Stampede Rally to Top Bucs, 2-1October 7, 2012 - United States Hockey League (USHL) Sioux Falls Stampede
After a scoreless first period, the Bucs grabbed the first goal of the game 8:19 into the second period on a goal from Tanner Karty. Karty took a pass from Trent Samuels-Thomas off a face-off and wristed a shot under the stick side of Stampede netminder Jan Obernesser to give the Bucs a 1-0 lead. Both teams would exchange scoring chances, but neither would score before the end of the period. The Herd nearly tied the game late in the period with a flurry of shots, but Des Moines goaltender Billy Christopoulos shut the door, keeping the Herd off the board. Sioux Falls did draw a penalty late though, giving them 1:43 of powerplay time to start the third.
The Herd did not convert on the powerplay to start the period, but got another chance at 8:22 and cashed in. Sam Rothstein fed Matt Van Voorhis a pass through the neutral zone and Van Voorhis raced over the Des Moines line and blasted a shot into the upper left hand corner of the net to make it a 1-1 game. The score remained tied until 17:11 of the period when Sioux Falls took their first lead of the night on a goal from Dennis Kravchenko. Ryan Siiro and Todd Skirving worked the puck from the left corner into the high slot for Kravchenko who slapped a shot under the right pad of Christopoulos to give Sioux Falls a 2-1 lead. The Bucs would pull their goalie late, but Obernesser and the defense shut the door to preserve the 2-1 victory.
Sioux Falls went 1-for-5 on the powerplay while Des Moines was 0-for-4. The Bucs outshot the Stampede 32-31 on the evening and have now gone winless in 17 straight games, dating back to last season.
The Herd return to action next Friday when they host the Indiana Ice at 7:05 PM. They will then entertain Fargo on Saturday at 7:05 PM. The first 1,000 fans through the doors on Saturday will receive a free Stampede drawstring bag. Tickets are available through the Sioux Falls Arena Box Office.
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