Romanov's goals lift Oklahoma City Blazers to 5-2 victory over Dallas Snipers
Behind a great game by Kirill Romanov, who had four goals, Oklahoma City Blazers defeated Dallas Snipers, 5-2.
Romanov's first goal came 18:18 into the first period. He then added goals at 9:43 into the second, at 15:30 into the second, and at 19:47 into the third.
Oklahoma City Blazers excelled on the penalty kill, not giving up a single goal in four chances. Oklahoma City Blazers' offense rang up 33 shots on Dallas Snipers' net.
Petr Kobes also scored for Oklahoma City Blazers. More assists for Oklahoma City Blazers came via Lubos Vacek, who had two, Victor Ekk, who had three, and Colton Nelson and Alex Smith, who contributed one each.
Dallas Snipers was often in penalty trouble, totaling six minors and one major for 27 minutes in penalty time. Dallas Snipers had been averaging 19.0 minutes in penalties per game. Dallas Snipers put up an impenetrable defensive front on the penalty kill, and did not allow Oklahoma City Blazers to score on any of its five power plays. Dallas Snipers was held below its usual level of production. Dallas Snipers puts an average of 4.4 pucks into the net per game.
Dallas Snipers was helped by Dusan Olsa, who grabbed one goal. Olsa scored 16:11 into the second period to make the score 4-2 Oklahoma City Blazers. Jean Cobo assisted on the tally. Dallas Snipers also got a goal from Alexander Yunanov as well. In addition, Dallas Snipers received assists from Carl Sandsten and Trent Williams, who each chipped in one.
Oklahoma City Blazers' Jakub Krejci stopped 18 shots out of the 20 that he faced. Oklahoma City Blazers ended with 15 minutes in penalty time with five minors and one major. Sander Berg rejected 28 shots on goal for Dallas Snipers.