Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Texas' Surge Halted by Chicago Power Play Goal in 4-3 Loss

(Credit: Ross Dettman/Chicago Wolves)
Jason Dickinson potted a goal and an assist, but the comeback was stifled by a late Wolves power play goal. The game saw seven combined goals with five of them scored in the opening 18 minutes of the game.

Texas opened the scoring with Dickinson's 200-foot effort to snap one past Jordan Binnington just 32 seconds into the game. Chicago stepped up with the next three goals though, putting Texas on the back foot.

Sterling went first with an equally streaky goal to Dickinson. On the power play, Brad Hunt bombed one from the left point to beat Lagace through traffic. A giveaway by Matej Stransky generated a 3-on-2 the other way for a pretty tic-tac-toe finish by Landon Ferraro. Stransky, motivated by the goal against, went out the next shift and got it right back. A flatulent centering effort by Chicago ended up on the stick of Ranford, who dishes to Stransky for the 3-2 goal.

In the second, Denis Gurianov tipped a shot from Matt Mangene to tie things up and set the table for a tight third period. Texas and Chicago combined for just seven shots in the final frame, and it was Chicago who emerged with the only goal. Again on the power play, Kenny Agostino popped one in from the right wing circle.

Maxime Lagace stopped 20 of 24 shots in the loss.

Tonight's lines:
Dickinson-Dowling-DeFazio
Ranford-Morin-Stransky
Ully-Smith-Elie
Gurianov-Fyten-McMurtry

Ebert-Bodnarchuk
Mangene-Stevenson
Anselmini-Bystrom

Lagace

Injuries, scratches, and notes:
Honka (call up)
Backman (mid-body injury)
Van Brabant, Werek (scratch)

Tonight's attendance was 2,627.

This was Brandon Anselmini's first AHL game. He wore #12.

AHL Gamesheet - Texas at Chicago - November 30 2016

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