Weekend Preview: Oklahoma City Blazers
It's always a physical series with these two Midwest-Mountain Division foes. Dallas Snipers have improved to 3-2 against the Oklahoma City Blazers after defeating them back-to-back in their last affair. OKC possesses the only shutout victory of the season-series.
Dallas is only in the loss column by one game as they nearly swept the Pueblo Bulls two weeks ago, while the Blazers have seen better days trying to recover from their first home sweep of the campaign.
The Snipers can draw more blood as the wounded Blazers haven't seen a victory in their last six outings. The weight of a season-slump is presenting itself far too deep into the regular season, however, their strong start still has them in playoff contention.
As insinuated earlier, the Snipers found two wins at the Arctic Edge Ice Arena when they last made the trip to Oklahoma City. They pushed to a pair of overtime victories, including one in the shootout. At the time, it was only the second instance where a team defeated the Blazers on back-to-back nights, at home.
Dallas has been to overtime a total of 13 times. Not being able to close out in regulation, or, having to force a rally in order to push it to overtime is starting to become costly. They sacrificed seven points in their seven OTWs, and lost 12-points in their six OTLs. That's 19 total points.
Three regulation wins this weekend will have the Snipers tied for fourth with the OKC Blazers.
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