Oklahoma City Blazers blows out Dallas Snipers, 8-4
Oklahoma City Blazers had a two-goal lead after two periods and cruised the rest of the way en route to an 8-4 win over Dallas Snipers.
Dominik Vlk was all over the ice for Oklahoma City Blazers, as he tallied two goals and two assists in the win. Vlk scored the first of his two goals on the power play at 18:19 into the second period to make the score 4-2 Oklahoma City Blazers. Oklahoma City Blazers had taken the advantage when Dallas Snipers' Carl Sandsten got sent off for hooking. Drake Johnson picked up the assist. Vlk's next tally on the power play made the score 6-2 Oklahoma City Blazers with 18:46 left in the third period. Petr Kobes provided the assist.
Oklahoma City Blazers forced Dallas Snipers' netminders to work in net, racking up 35 shots and forcing 27 saves. Renaud Gaboury made 17 stops and Drew Stuve made 10. Oklahoma City Blazers found the back of the net more times than it usually has this season. Oklahoma City Blazers has scored at the pace of 5.3 goals per game during the current campaign.
Oklahoma City Blazers additionally got points from Matt Levene, who also finished with two goals and one assist, Kobes, who also tallied one goal and two assists, and Kirill Romanov, who also racked up one goal and two assists. Others who scored for Oklahoma City Blazers included Hunter Smith and Kole Hudson, who each put in one. Other players who recorded assists for Oklahoma City Blazers were Pavel Oxiouta, who had three and Jared Guffey, Matthew Audette, and Lubos Vacek, who contributed one each.
Oklahoma City Blazers was unable to stop Dallas Snipers from sending pucks towards the net, and Dallas Snipers eventually piled up 31 shots on goal.
Dallas Snipers was led by Alexander Yunanov, who registered one goal and one assist. Yunanov scored 13:11 into the first period to make the score 2-1 Oklahoma City Blazers. Cameron Neufeld assisted on the tally. Dallas Snipers also had goals scored by Justin Becton, Jean Cobo, and Yevgeni Nikolaev, who scored one goal each. More assists for Dallas Snipers came via Peter Kutlak, Pavol Kotzman, and Dusan Olsa, who each chipped in one.
Austin Kirby made 27 saves for Oklahoma City Blazers on 31 shots. Oklahoma City Blazers incurred 22 minutes in penalty time with six minors. Dallas Snipers incurred 48 minutes in penalty time with four minors. Dallas Snipers ran into serious disciplinary problems during the contest, and Trent Williams was ejected from the game.