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Topeka squeaks by Lone Star, 4-2
Story by Narrative Science.
The game between the Topeka RoadRunners and the Lone Star Brahmas was tight through all 60 minutes, but in the end Topeka emerged with a 4-2 win.
The RoadRunners gained the winning advantage on a goal by Clint Garris 13:09 into the third period and hung on until final buzzer.
Topeka was sparked by Garris, who registered one goal.
The RoadRunners managed to stay out of the box better than usual, totaling one minor for two minutes in penalty time. Topeka wound up below its season average of 15.0 penalty minutes per game. The 38 shots that the RoadRunners put on net surpassed Topeka's average of 27.2 shots per game this season.
Lone Star's offense was handcuffed by the RoadRunners' defensive play, and the Brahmas managed only 13 shots on goal during the game.
Lone Star was helped by Alex Dagnal, who racked up one goal and one assist. Dagnal scored 17:42 into the second period to make the score 2-1 Lone Star. Paul Fregeau provided the assist. Lone Star also got points from Fregeau, who also tallied one goal and one assist. Other players who recorded assists for Lone Star were Jan Hudecek, who had two.
Drew Vogler recorded 11 saves for Topeka. The RoadRunners registered zero goals on two power play opportunities. The Brahmas' Mattias Soderqvist stopped 34 shots out of the 37 that he faced. Lone Star incurred four minutes in penalty time with two minors.