Allen Loses Tough One To Mississippi 3-1
ALLEN, Texas - The Allen Americans took a hard 3-1 loss to the Mississippi RiverKings tonight after a funny bounce off the boards set up the game-winning goal. The result brings Allen's record to 10-4-1 (21 points).
Quick forward Nino Musitelli opened up the scoring at 8:26 when his slap shot went through the net. The goal extended Musitelli's point streak to nine straight games. Kurtis Dulle and Justin Bowers picked up assists on the goal. Bowers continues to lead the Americans in points with 18 this season.
Both Americans' goalie Chris Whitley and RiverKings' goaltender Ian Keserich were heavily tested in the middle frame, but neither team could net a goal. The Americans hung on to their 1-0 lead heading into the second intermission.
Allen's lead turned into a tie when Mississippi scored on the power play at 9:31 of the third. Derek Landmesser found the back of the net off a shot from the top of the circle. Two minutes later the RiverKings caught a break when a routine dump in the offensive end took an odd bounce and went straight to Louis Dumont. Dumount was able to put the puck in an empty net, as Whitley was waiting for it behind the cage. Mississippi's Cam Severson would seal the game's fate when he scored on the power play with just over a minute left in the game.
Allen outshot Mississippi in every period and had a 40-29 shot advantage for the game.
Whitley made his second consecutive start and stopped 26 shots tonight. He was named the Oakley CHL Goaltender of the Week for the week from Nov. 16 to Nov. 22. He entered tonight's game coming off his first professional shutout.
Earlier today goaltender Charlie Effinger was recalled by the Texas Stars of the AHL. Effinger was the first player in Americans' history to get pulled up to the AHL on Oct. 30.
Also, defenseman Chris Kaufman returned to the lineup tonight. Kaufman's last game was Oct. 31.
The Americans travel to Odessa Friday and return for a two-game home stand Saturday and Sunday. Allen hosts cross-town rival Texas Saturday at 7:30 p.m. and plays Rio Grande Valley Sunday at 6:00 p.m. to end their stretch of seven games in 11 days.
The boxscore is available here: http://www.pointstreak.com/prostats/boxscore.html?gameid1067533
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