Aces Top Wranglers 3-1, Lead Series 3-0
Las Vegas, NV - The Las Vegas Wranglers┬« (8-9) were defeated by the Alaska Aces (11-2) 3-1 in Game 3 of the National Conference Finals in front of 3,612 fans at the Orleans Arena on Tuesday night. Alaska forward Josh Soares scored the game-winning goal with just over four minutes remaining in the third period, giving the Aces a 3-0 series lead. Aces goalie J.P. Lamoureaux made 33 saves in his 11th win of the playoffs. Forward Vladimir Novak also tallied two goals for the Aces. Las Vegas goalie Glenn Fisher stopped 36 of 38 shots in the loss. Forward Tyler Mosienko scored the lone Las Vegas goal. Las Vegas will host Alaska for Game 4 Thursday night at 7:30 PM.
In the first period, Las Vegas opened the scoring with a goal from forward Tyler Mosienko. Forward Mike Hamilton set up Mosienko for his third goal of the playoffs at 15:48 of the opening period, giving the Wranglers a 1-0 lead.
Alaska pulled even with a goal from forward Vladimir Novak at 2:46 of the second period. Novak knocked in a bouncing puck for his fourth goal of the playoffs to tie the game 1-1.
In the third period, Alaska forward Josh Soares put the Aces up 2-1 with just over four minutes remaining in regulation. Soares snapped a wrist shot in for his ninth goal of the playoffs at 15:49. Novak tallied an empty-net goal at 19:24 to cap a 3-1 Alaska win.
Las Vegas will host Game 4 on Thursday May 14th, and if needed, Game 5 would be on Friday May 15th, at 7:30 PM.
Tickets for 4 and 5 are on sale now at the Orleans Arena Box Office, the Orleans Casino Showroom Box Office or by calling (702) 284-7777.
National Conference Finals Las Vegas vs. Alaska
Game 1: Las Vegas 0 at Alaska 2 F
Game 2: Las Vegas 1 at Alaska 4 F
Game 3: Alaska 3 at Las Vegas 1 F (AK leads series 3-0)
Game 4: Alaska at Las Vegas on Thursday, May 14th at 7:30 PM at the Orleans Arena
Game 5: Alaska at Las Vegas on Friday, May 15th at 7:30 PM at the Orleans Arena- X
Game 6: Las Vegas at Alaska on Tuesday, May 19th at 8:15 PM at the Sullivan Arena- X
Game 7: Las Vegas at Alaska on Wednesday, May 20th at 8:15 PM at the Sullivan Arena- X
Best of Seven Series X = If Necessary
Playoff strip packages are available immediately at (702) 471-7825 (PUCK).
2009-10 season seat packages are on sale now at (702) 471-PUCK. The Wranglers play all 36 regular season home games at the Orleans Arena, located at the Orleans Hotel and Casino at 4500 W. Tropicana Avenue. Individual game tickets are on sale now at (702) 284-7777.
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