Americans dismantle Bucks 7-3
The first place Allen Americans improved to 26-7-1 on the season with a 7-3 dismantling of the Laredo Bucks in front of a crowd of 4,138 at the Allen Event Center tonight.
Minutes after Kip Brennan and Liam Huculak created some fireworks with their fists, the Americans power play created some fireworks of it's own with a pair of early goals. David Nimmo's deflection on Tobias Whelan's shot from just outside the circle put the Americans up 1-0 4:10 into the period, followed by Scott Langdon's tally 3:06 later. Nimmo's goal was his seventh of the year while Landgon's was his second.
The opening period would see no further scoring despite a barrage of shots from the Americans. After twenty minutes of play, Allen held an impressive 21-2 advantage in shots over the Bucks.
Jarret Lukin extended the Americans lead to 3-0 2:24 into the second period after winning a battle infront of the net and backhanding the puck past Pier Pelletier. Dave Bonk and David Nimmo were credited with the assists on the play.
Laredo's Brian Matte cut the Americans lead to 3-1 with a shorthanded goal 6:36 into the frame, but the Americans would answer with a goal from Nino Musitelli with 9:04 remaining in the period to go ahead 4-1. The goal was Musitelli's team leading nineteenth of the season.
Erik Adams made it 5-1 when his shot from the point caromed off the boards and into the net just 0:51 later. The goal ended the night for Laredo netminder Pier Pelletier, who was replaced by Torrie Jung after allowing five goals on thirty-five shots.
The Americans offensive attack continued with a goal from Tobias Whelan with 5:32 remaining in the middle frame, which gave Allen a 6-1 lead after forty minutes of play.
Jarret Lukin added his second goal of the night 4:31 into the third to put the Americans ahead 7-1, followed by goals from Laredo's Justin Styffe and Reid Edmondson at 8:06 and 19:24 that trimmed Allen's lead to 7-3 and closed out the scoring.
Chris Whitley was strong in net for the second straight night, stopping 24 of the 27 shots he faced.
The Americans three game homestand will conclude on Monday with an afternoon tilt against the Arizona Sundogs at 1:00 PM. Tickets are available by calling 972-912-1000 or by visiting www.allenamericans.com Allen will then hit the road for a pair of games in Rio Grande Valley against the Killer Bees next Friday and Saturday. Both games start at 7:30
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