Mazzolini, Guggenberger Pace Alaska in 2-1 Win at Vegas
Nick Mazzolini scored twice and Mark Guggenberger stopped 30 of 31 shots as the Alaska Aces earned their second straight one-goal victory in a 2-1 win over the Las Vegas Wranglers on Friday night from the Orleans Arena in Las Vegas. The Aces have won two in a row and improved to 7-4 on the season, and will wrap up their five-game road trip on Saturday with a rematch with the Wranglers. The Aces will return to the Sully on November 14 to host the Colorado Eagles in Scott Gomez's return to the Aces. Tickets are currently on sale at the Aces office, Fred Meyer locations and www.ticketmaster.com. 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.
Mazzolini started his big night with the first goal of the game on a one-timer at 8:56 into the game on a power play. The goal was part of a barrage of shots the Aces had in the first period, outshooting the Wranglers 15-8 in the frame.
The Wranglers tied the score in the second period as Eric Lampe squeezed a shot through Guggenberger that slid over the goal line for Vegas' first goal in three games. The goal snapped a scoreless stretch of 162:10 for the Wranglers. The Aces reclaimed the lead at 16:57 when Mazzolini redirected a Corey Syvret in the low slot to make it 2-1 Alaska at second intermission. The Aces outshot the Wranglers 11-8 in the second period.
The Aces had a great opportunity to extend their led with a two-minute, two-man advantage in the third period, but Wranglers goaltender Joe Fallon made several key saves to keep Las Vegas within one. Down the stretch Guggenberger and company held off the Wranglers after Fallon was pulled, and Alaska claimed their second straight victory.
Mark Guggenberger (6-3) earned the win making 30 saves on 31 shots. Joe Fallon (3-3-1) took the loss, making 35 saves on 37 shots. The Aces went 1-5 on the power play and the Wranglers went 0-4. Alaska outshot Las Vegas 37-31 in the game.
The Aces wrap up their five-game road trip on Saturday with a rematch with the Wranglers. They will return to the Sully on November 14 to host the Colorado Eagles in Scott Gomez's return to the Aces. Tickets are currently on sale at the Aces office, Fred Meyer locations and www.ticketmaster.com. 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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