El Paso Rhinos' Plesa deadly on offense in 4-1 win against Dallas Snipers

El Paso Rhinos relied on the scoring touch of Matthew Plesa, who netted four goals, to beat Dallas Snipers, 4-1. 

Plesa got on the scoresheet 7:59 into the second period. He then added goals at 14:45 into the second, at 26 seconds into the third, and at 6:21 into the third. 

El Paso Rhinos' penalty kill excelled, as El Paso Rhinos gave up one goal despite allowing 12 power plays. 

Referees had their hands full with a major incident at 13:11 into the third period. Four fighting penalties were dished out along with two game misconducts. 

El Paso Rhinos racked up the penalties in the contest, and ended with 10 minors and two majors for 60 minutes in penalty time. El Paso Rhinos surpassed its season average of 28.0 penalty minutes per game. El Paso Rhinos did not reach the goal total it has come to expect this season. El Paso Rhinos averages 8.0 goals per game. Dallas Snipers was unable to stop El Paso Rhinos from sending pucks towards the net, and El Paso Rhinos eventually piled up 39 shots on goal. 

In addition, El Paso Rhinos received assists from Peter Plesa, who had two, Nick Plesa, who had three, and Chandler Bruyckere and Roman Konecny, who each chipped in one. 

Dallas Snipers forced its penalty killing units to work especially hard during the game, picking up 10 minors and one major for 45 minutes in penalty time. The total exceeded the 26.0 minutes per game Dallas Snipers had been spending in the box. Dallas Snipers' offense operated below it season average. Dallas Snipers puts an average of 3.8 pucks into the net per game. 

Dallas Snipers was led by Shane Bonds, who scored the team's only goal. Bonds scored on the power play 3:24 into the first period to make the score 1-0 Dallas Snipers. Dallas Snipers had taken the advantage when El Paso Rhinos' Chad Cesarz got sent off for interference. Aaron Krominga picked up the assist. 

Bryce Fink rejected 18 shots on goal for El Paso Rhinos. El Paso Rhinos registered two goals on nine power play opportunities. El Paso Rhinos ran into serious disciplinary problems during the contest, and Nick Wright was ejected from the game. Emil Eriksson recorded 35 saves for Dallas Snipers. For Dallas Snipers, Michael Misantonis was ejected from the game.