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Amarillo beats Topeka 2-0 as Berrafato gains shutout
Story by Narrative Science.
Paul Berrafato recorded a shutout against the Topeka RoadRunners as the Amarillo Bulls picked up a 2-0 win.
Topeka's power play was ineffective against Amarillo's penalty kill, which allowed zero goals while shorthanded.
The Bulls were led by Tyler Gernhofer, who had one goal. Gernhofer scored 3:04 into the second period to make the score 1-0 Amarillo.
Amarillo's penalty kill was spotless, allowing no goals on seven Topeka power plays. The Bulls were often in penalty trouble, as it ended with 11 minors and one major for 27 minutes in penalty time. Amarillo put 33 shots on net during the contest, more than the 27.6 it averages per game.
The RoadRunners forced their penalty killing units to work especially hard during the game, picking up eight minors and one major for 21 minutes in penalty time. Topeka surpassed its season average of 18.0 penalty minutes per game. The RoadRunners excelled on the penalty kill, not giving up a single goal in four chances. Topeka could not produce up to it normal offensive output. The RoadRunners average 2.7 goals per game. The 36 shots that Topeka put on net surpassed the RoadRunners' average of 24.9 shots per game this season.
Topeka was led by Tyler Poulsen, who took six shots.
Berrafato recorded 36 saves for the Bulls. PJ Bridges rejected 31 shots on goal for the RoadRunners.