Oklahoma City Blazers erases deficit to stun Dallas Snipers, 8-6
Oklahoma City Blazers climbed out of a three-goal hole to beat Dallas Snipers, 8-6.
Oklahoma City Blazers never led in the game until netting the game winner. Oklahoma City Blazers trailed 3-0 after a goal by Dallas Snipers' Dusan Olsa at 13:55 in the first period. Oklahoma City Blazers knotted things up at 6-6 on a short handed goal by Matt Levene at 6:43 in the third period. Oklahoma City Blazers netted the game winner on the power play at 10:07 in the third period on a goal by Levene.
Oklahoma City Blazers' offense rang up 34 shots on Dallas Snipers' net. Oklahoma City Blazers surpassed its usual scoring output this season. This season, Oklahoma City Blazers averages 5.3 goals per contest.
Oklahoma City Blazers also got points from Dominik Vlk, who also had one goal and one assist and Kirill Romanov, who also registered one goal and three assists to lead the team in points. Oklahoma City Blazers also had goals scored by Eric Lietz, Petr Kobes, and Victor Ekk, who scored one goal each. In addition, Oklahoma City Blazers received assists from Dylan Lamontagne, Jared Guffey, and Miroslav Pokorny, who each chipped in one and Matthew Audette and Kole Hudson, who contributed two each.
Dallas Snipers forced its penalty killing units to work especially hard during the game, picking up seven minors and one major for 29 minutes in penalty time. Dallas Snipers had been averaging 20.0 minutes in penalties per game. Dallas Snipers kept Oklahoma City Blazers' goalie busy throughout the game, and Jakub Krejci made 28 saves on 34 shots.
Dallas Snipers was led by Trent Williams, who tallied one goal and three assists. Williams scored 4:34 into the third period to make the score 6-5 Dallas Snipers. Jean Cobo picked up the assist. Dallas Snipers additionally got points from Cobo, who also grabbed one goal and one assist, Pavol Kotzman, who also had one goal and one assist, and Alexander Kotzman, who also finished with one goal and one assist. Dallas Snipers also got a goal from Alexander Yunanov as well. More assists for Dallas Snipers came via Justin Becton and Sterling Cooper, who each chipped in one.
Oklahoma City Blazers incurred 20 minutes in penalty time with 10 minors. Sander Berg recorded 26 saves for Dallas Snipers. Dallas Snipers registered two goals on seven power play opportunities. Dallas Snipers ran into serious disciplinary problems during the contest, and Becton was ejected from the game.