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Cann, Oilers Turn Back Mallards 4-2

January 7, 2011 - Central Hockey League (CHL) - Quad City Mallards News Release

MOLINE, Ill. (January 7, 2011) - Trevor Cann made 38 saves and Jack Combs scored a pair of goals as the Tulsa Oilers defeated the host Quad City Mallards 4-2 Friday night.

After Quad City's Zac Pearson scored the only goal of the first period from close range at 17:44, the Oilers bounced back to find the net twice in the second period and take the lead for good. Combs buried Chad Costello's centering pass to even the score at one at 9:14 of the second. At 13:52 Anthony Battaglia broke the deadlock from the slot.

At 13:24 of the third period the Oiler lead widened to 3-1 when Evan Kosopoulos's shot was deflected home. Tyler Kindle's drive from the right point pulled the Mallards back within one with just under two and a half minutes remaining, but Combs would score an empty net goal to finish off the Flock with 1:12 left.

Cann Made 28 saves- including a handful of superb stops- over the final two periods.

The Mallards were on the power play when Giosa- who had assisted on Aduba's goal- doubled the Quad City lead from the goalmouth at 15:47 of the second period. Brown was at his busiest in the second, turning aside a total of 15 Bloomington shots, including several sterling scoring chances.

The Mallards return to action tomorrow night in Evansville. The Mallards next play at home next Friday at 7:05 p.m. against the Rapid City Rush. The first 1,000 fans ages 13 and over through the doors of the i wireless Center for that game will receive free Mallards caps courtesy of WLLR.

Tickets for next Friday's game- and all Mallards regular season home games- are available in person at the i wireless Center box office, at Ticketmaster outlets, through www.ticketmaster.com or through Ticketmaster charge-by-phone toll free at 1-800-745-3000. The ticket office is open Monday through Friday from 10:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., on Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. and on game days other than Sunday from 10:00 a.m. until the end of the first period. On Sundays on which the Mallards play at home the ticket office will be open from 1:00 p.m. until the end of the first period.

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