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Topeka uses shootout to best Soo, 2-1 (1-0 SO)
Story by Narrative Science.
Three periods of regulation and an overtime session were not enough to settle matters as the Topeka RoadRunners defeated the Soo Eagles in a shootout 2-1 (1-0 SO).The two teams needed nine turns to complete the shootout.
Topeka's Drew Vogler was a brick wall in net, as he came up with 26 saves and let only one puck past him. The solid play of Vogler will be reflected in his goals against average, which pre-game was 1.71.
The RoadRunners stifled Soo's power play, and did not give up a single goal while down a man. Topeka put 33 shots on net during the contest, more than the 25.1 it averages per game.
The RoadRunners were led by Peter Halash, who tallied one goal. Halash scored on the power play 5:31 into the second period to make the score 1-0 Topeka. Topeka earned a power play opportunity when Pat Thompson was put in the box for tripping. Mike Gornall provided the assist. In addition, Topeka received assists from Kevin Fitzgerald, who had one.
With 27 shots on target during the contest, the Eagles exceeded the 20.5 shots they average per game this year. Soo struggled to stay out of the sin bin throughout the game as it finished the game with 24 penalty minutes for six opposing power plays.
The RoadRunners incurred 10 minutes in penalty time with five minors. Soo's Skoog Paige stopped 31 shots out of the 32 that he faced. The Eagles registered zero goals on four power play opportunities.