Aces Fall To Bulls 3-2 In Overtime
Peter Sivak scored the game-tying and game-winning goals to help the San Francisco Bulls come back to beat the Alaska Aces 3-2 in overtime at Sullivan Arena on Sunday afternoon. The Aces finished their weekend home stand with three points in three games against the Bulls. Alaska's overall season record moved to 32-11-3. The Aces now hit the road for two games in Las Vegas on Friday and Saturday night before returning home for a three-game weekend against the Stockton Thunder on Friday, February 8th. All Aces games can be heard on NewsTalk 103.7FM and 750AM KFQD. For more information, please contact the Aces office at 907.258.ACES, or visit them on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/alaskaaceshockey.
The Ace outshot the Bulls 14-8 in the first period, but surrendered the first goal of the game, and the only one of the period. Dean Ouellet took a pass and cut in from the left circle, behind the defense and slid a puck through the legs of Mark Guggenberger at 7:46 to make it 1-0 San Francisco. It was Ouellet's 19th goal of the season, moving him into a share of first place in rookie goal scoring.
The Aces turned the game around in the second period, starting off the opening draw. Shawn Skelly scored on a wrist shot from the inside of the top of the right circle just nine seconds into the period to tie the score 1-1. Alaska took their first lead when Jarred Smith scored on a rebound at 9:29 to make it 2-1. Alaska outshot San Francisco 13-6 in the period.
Sivak's first of the night tied the score early in the third period. He scored on a one-time, snap shot from the right circle at 3:18 to tie the score and force overtime. In the extra session, Alaska's Bobby Hughes had a breakaway, but his shot rung off the crossbar and the game continued. The Bulls then finished the game 2:21 into overtime when Sivak tipped a centering pass from Dean Ouellet into the top left corner of the net for his second goal of the night at 20th of the year.
Mark Guggenberger (16-6-3) made 23 saves on 26 shots in the loss. Taylor Nelson (6-8-2) made 38 saves on 40 shots in the win. The Aces went 0-4 on the power play and the Bulls were 1-2. Alaska outshot San Francisco 40-26 in the game.
The Aces now hit the road for two games in Las Vegas on Friday and Saturday night before returning home for a three-game weekend against the Stockton Thunder on Friday, February 8th. All Aces games can be heard on NewsTalk 103.7FM and 750AM KFQD. For more information, please contact the Aces office at 907.258.ACES, or visit them on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/alaskaaceshockey.
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