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Allen vanquishes Quad City in shootout, 4-3 (2-1 SO)
Brett Skinner scored the clinching goal in a shootout, and the Allen Americans picked up the extra point in a 4-3 (2-1 SO) win over the Quad City Mallards.The shootout lasted for 10 attempts between the teams. Quad City got a shootout goal from Obi Aduba. Allen also got a shootout goal from Scotty Howes.
The Americans saw a three-goal lead disappear, but was able to secure the win in a shootout. Allen made the score 3-0 on a power play goal by Skinner at 4:14 in the third period. The Mallards evened things up at 3-3 on a power play goal by Mickey Lang at 19:44 in the third period.
Skinner was all over the ice for the Americans, as he grabbed two goals in the win.
Allen got an offensive boost from its blueliners, who contributed three goals during the game. The Americans put 49 shots on net during the contest, more than the 31.0 they average per game.
Allen was led by Skinner, who finished with two goals. Skinner scored the first of his two goals on the power play at 6:03 into the second period to make the score 2-0 Allen. The Americans had gotten the advantage when Quad City's Aduba was sent off for delay of game. Adam Pineault assisted on the tally. Skinner's next tally on the power play made the score Allen with 15:46 left in the third period. Allen had gained a power play chance when Mike Stinziani was whistled for hooking. Howes provided the assist. Allen also got points from Howes, who also registered one goal and one assist. Other players who recorded assists for Allen were Tyler Ludwig, Brian McMillin, and Anthony Maiani, who each chipped in one.
The Mallards managed to stay out of the box for the most part, totaling six minors and one major for 17 minutes in penalty time. Quad City fell short of the 22.0 minutes average penalties per game. By firing 30 shots on goal, the Mallards exceeded the 26.5 shots they average per game this year.
Quad City was helped by Jeremy Boyer, who had one goal. Boyer scored short handed 13:05 into the third period to make the score 3-1 Allen. The Mallards found themselves down a man on Derek Matheson's holding. Lang picked up the assist. Quad City additionally got points from Stinziani, who also grabbed one goal and one assist and Lang, who also finished with one goal and one assist to lead the team in points. More assists for Quad City came via Michael Monfredo, Patrik Levesque, and Shayne Toporowski, who contributed one a piece.
Steve Silverthorn rejected 27 shots on goal for the Americans. Allen totaled 13 minutes in penalty time with four minors and one major and went 2-for-7 on the power play. John Murray made 45 saves for Quad City on 48 shots. The Mallards registered one goal on four power play opportunities.