December 22, 2012 - ECHL (ECHL) - Las Vegas Wranglers
Boise, Idaho - Netting their second shootout win on the road in a row, the Las Vegas Wranglers outlasted the Idaho Steelheads tonight to collect the second point in a 2-1 victory.
Wranglers center Eric Lampe put the team on the board for a 1-0 lead early in the first, scoring a breakaway shorthanded goal on Idaho's first power play opportunity of the night. The one-goal advantage held until late in the second period when Steelheads forward Austin Smith tallied the lone Idaho goal to tie the game 1-1 with two minutes remaining.
Neither team was able to score the game-winning goal in the third period, so for the Wranglers' second game in a row, the team collected a point and headed to overtime. Wranglers goaltender Joe Fallon blocked both shots from Idaho in the extra five minutes, and with forward Scott Pitt scoring the only shootout goal in five rounds, Las Vegas picked up the second point with the 2-1 win over the Steelheads.
The Wranglers play two more road games, against the San Francisco Bulls and Stockton Thunder, on Dec. 28 and 29 before a rematch against the Steelheads at Orleans Arena on Sunday, Dec. 30. Before the 2:05 p.m. game, the first 1,000 kids age 12 and under through the doors will receive a free The Duke mascot doll, and fans are invited to stay after the game for a free skate with the Wranglers. Tonight's full box score can be found here .
Celebrating 10 seasons of Wranglers hockey this year, group events are available at all home games, including pre-game ice skating parties, private luxury suites, and rink-side catered party boxes. Groups of ten or more can sit together starting at $13 per ticket, and feature perks such as in-game group recognition and "buy one, get one free" Chuck-A-Puck vouchers. Take advantage of the best deals by calling the Wranglers front office at (702) 471-PUCK . The Wranglers play all 36 regular season home games at Orleans Arena, located next to the Orleans Hotel and Casino at 4500 W. Tropicana Ave.