Dallas Gets Swept
11.11.16 – Oklahoma City 8, Dallas 0
11.12.16 – Oklahoma City 13, Dallas 4
11.13.16 – Oklahoma City 5, Dallas 2
The Oklahoma City Blazers moved to within two points of first-place El Paso in the Mid-West Division, tying the Springfield Express for second place.
Eight different Blazers players scored and Drennen Atherton stopped all 23 shots he faced in an 8-0 Oklahoma City win on Friday.
David Peska and Victor Ekk scored and also had a pair of assists each for OKC and Dallas goaltender Alexander Moustakis made 23 of his 47 saves in the first period.
The floodgates really opened for the Blazers on Saturday as they scored six times in the first period and followed it up with six more in the second period of a 13-4 win.
Tomas Rubes (3-1-4) had the hat trick for Oklahoma City while Ivan Bondarenko (2-2-4), David Peska (2-2-4) and Kody Smith (2-1-3) each had a pair of goals. Jaroslav Vasicek (1-3-4) and Viktor Ekk (0-3-3) had three assists each for OKC and Brock Thompson made 25 saves.
Daniel Nordlander scored twice for Dallas and Brady Weiss made 36 saves.
Dallas slowed down the Blazers’ attack for 40 minutes on Sunday and kept the game close, tied 1-1 going into the third period, but the visitors scored four times in the third and prevailed, 5-2.
Five different player scored for the Blazers including Ekk, who also had two assists. Zachary Paxman’s goal was the game-winner. Phil Babb made 26 saves for the Blazers.
Sterling Cooper and Peter Kutlak scored for Dallas and Snipers goaltender Matt Stewart made 35 saves.