run winning streak to 4 games
Through five hockey games the last four of them victories, including Sunday 3 0 breeze at Las Ve hollister sale gas the Alaska Aces have done a thorough job of pumping their own tires.
The Aces have outscored opponents 19 6.
They have outshot opponents by the ridiculous total of 219 84, and outshot their opponent by at least 22 shots in all five games Sunday tilted equation: 43 18.
Their penalty killing unit is cruising along at 89.5 percent efficiency. And while their power play is operating at a so so 14.8 percent, that easily ranks in the upper one third of the 22 team ECHL.
Also, the Aces in their three game sweep at Orleans Arena they won 3 2 Friday and 7 2 Saturday scored the last 11 goals of the series.
said all along we a very skilled hockey team, and it just a matter of time before we clicked, Aces captain Nick Mazzolini said by cellphone. still think we have a higher ceiling. We really excited about where we can go. their third game at Orleans Arena in less than 48 hours, the Aces (4 1 0) prospered in Sunday matinee by jumping the Wranglers (2 3 0) with two early goals and then never allowing them a sniff at a comeback.
A road team that already has earned the first two wins in a series commonly referred to around the league as a in 3 can often find itself content entering the series finale, and often find that satisfaction brings suffering. Yet the Aces pounced early Sunday.
message to the guys was, especially in this situation, where we dominated so badly, we wanted to put doubt in (the Wranglers minds with a good start, said Aces coach Rob Murray.
Mazzolini opened the scoring four minutes into the game with his first goal of the season, redirecting the puck on the power play. Nine minutes later, sizzling center Tim Coffman jammed a rebound past Mitch O (40 saves) to furnish a 2 0 cushion.
The goal was Coffman team high fourth and gave him six points three goals, three assists in the series.
Jordan Kremyr added a third period goal, so all three Alaska centers Mazzolini, Coffman and Kremyr pocketed goals.
Ortio, meanwhile, only occasionally was tested, and the Finn did not falter.
He poke checked Geoff Paukovich on a breakaway in the second period and smothered the puck for a f hollister sale aceoff. And he produced a point blank, power play save on Robbie Smith in the third period, when the Aces lead was still at 2 0.
Ortio improved to 3 1 0 with a 1.01 goals against average and .944 save percentage.
Mazzolini said the Aces still can reduce the number of quality chances they surrender, deliver a more consistently pestering fore check and polish the chemistry of the forward lines.
Still, Murray said ther hollister sale e no one area of his team game at the moment that he finds truly lacking.
Shuffling the deck
In 11 of 15 periods this season, the Aces have outshot their opponents by at least a ratio of 2 to 1. They have not yet been outshot in a period.
Peter Sivak, who assisted on Mazzolini goal, fired a game high eight shots on goal. Kremyr gunned seven shots on goal, and Mazzolini and Andy Taranto each hollister sale got off five shots.
The Aces had Sunday night off in Vegas and are scheduled to fly home Monday. Said Mazzolini in anticipation of Sunday night: on our best behavior, but having fun. Aces on Friday night open a three game home series against the Bakersfield Condors (0 3 1) at Sullivan Arena in another in 3 series.
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First Period 1, Aces, Mazzolini 1 (Trupp, Sivak), 4:12 (pp); 2, Aces, Coffman 4 (Connolly, Syvret), 13:22. Penalties Mentink, Las Vegas, major (fighting), :04; Molle, Aces, major (fighting), :04; Finucci, Las Vegas (delay of game puck over glass), :38; Huxley, Las Vegas (boarding), 3:28; Paukovich, Las Vegas (tripping), 6:15.
Second Period None. Penalties Trupp, Aces (tripping), 1:08; Aces bench minor, served by Farmer (too many men), 10:42; Cook, Las Vegas (interference), 18:06.