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Bootland leads Allen over Arizona, 7-1
Story by Narrative Science.
The Allen Americans' Darryl Bootland had a big offensive game, scoring two goals and contributing three assists in his team's 7-1 win over the Arizona Sundogs.Bootland scored at 10:24 into the first period to make the score 2-0 Allen and again while 15:19 into the second to make the score 4-1 Allen.
Arizona was stymied by Allen netminder Aaron Dell, who stopped 26 shots during the victory. Dell certainly lowered his goals against average, which was 2.22 entering the contest.
The Americans were often in penalty trouble, totaling 10 minors and one major for 35 minutes in penalty time. Allen surpassed its season average of 23.0 penalty minutes per game. The Americans surpassed their usual scoring output this season. Allen has scored at the pace of 3.4 goals per game during the current campaign. The Americans' defensemen were a huge part of the offense, scoring two goals and taking 11 shots.
Allen additionally got points from Brett Skinner, who also tallied one goal and one assist, Scotty Howes, who also racked up one goal and four assists, and Anthony Maiani, who also grabbed one goal and two assists. Jamie Schaafsma also scored for Allen. In addition, Allen received assists from Jarret Lukin, who had one and Tyler Ludwig, who had two.
The Sundogs forced their penalty killing units to work especially hard during the game, picking up 10 minors and three majors for 55 minutes in penalty time. The total exceeded the 16.0 minutes per game Arizona had been spending in the box. By firing 27 shots on goal, the Sundogs exceeded the 24.2 shots they average per game this year.
Arizona was led by Mikael Bedard, who scored the team's only goal. Bedard scored on the power play 9:24 into the second period to make the score 2-1 Allen. The Sundogs had gotten the advantage when Allen's Trevor Ludwig was sent off for hooking. Chad Langlais assisted on the tally.
The Americans registered three goals on nine power play opportunities. For Allen, Garrett Clarke was ejected from the game. Arizona's starting goalie, David Brown, made 11 saves and finished with the loss before he was taken out in favor of Mike Spillane, who stopped seven shots. The Sundogs registered one goal on seven power play opportunities. Arizona ran into serious disciplinary problems during the contest, and Mario Larocque was ejected from the game.