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Amarillo penalty kill dominates in 4-0 defeat of Topeka
Story by Narrative Science.
The Amarillo Bulls' penalty kill was superb, as Amarillo survived multiple penalties to beat the Topeka RoadRunners, 4-0.
Amarillo racked up the penalties in the contest, and ended with 12 minors and one major for 49 minutes in penalty time. The Bulls surpassed its season average of 24.0 penalty minutes per game. Amarillo stifled Topeka's power play, and did not give up a single goal while down a man. The Bulls featured an improved defense during the game. Amarillo gives up 2.3 goals on average per game. By firing 36 shots on goal, the Bulls exceeded the 29.3 shots they average per game this year.
Amarillo also got points from Sieckhaus, who also tallied one goal and one assist to lead the team in points. Amarillo also got a goal from Ryan Stevens as well. More assists for Amarillo came via Ben Jentsch, Brett Szajner, Kyle Farfeson, Mike Davis, and Joe Grabowski, who each chipped in one.
The the RoadRunners penalty box was a popular destination as the team totaled 13 minors and one major for 51 minutes in penalty time. The total exceeded the 18.0 minutes per game Topeka had been spending in the box. The RoadRunners' offense operated below they season average. Topeka averages 2.9 goals per game.
The RoadRunners were led by Tyler Poulsen, who took four shots.
Collin Delia made 24 saves for Amarillo on 24 shots. The Bulls registered one goal on seven power play opportunities. Drew Vogler rejected 32 shots on goal for Topeka. The RoadRunners registered zero goals on six power play opportunities.