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Topeka downs Odessa, 4-0
Story by Narrative Science.
Mike Gornall grabbed one point to lead the Topeka RoadRunners to a 4-0 victory over the Odessa Jackalopes.
Topeka stifled Odessa's power play, and did not give up a single goal while down a man. The RoadRunners was steadier on the defensive front than they have been for much of this season. Topeka averages 2.4 goals allowed per game. The RoadRunners' offense was clicking better than usual and put 29 shots on goal during the game, better than the 24.8 shots per game they average.
Topeka also got points from Sly Sutter, who also registered one goal and one assist to lead the team in points. Others who scored for Topeka included Jake Kamrass and Andrew Roye, who scored one goal each. More assists for Topeka came via Cody Champagne, Clint Garris, Jasen Fernsler, and Jerad Tafoya, who contributed one a piece.
The Jackalopes put up an impenetrable defensive front on the penalty kill, and did not allow Topeka to score on any of its three power plays. Odessa failed to reach its usual level of shot production, putting 16 pucks on goal after averaging 21.5 shots per game this season.
The Jackalopes were led by Chad Guderian, who took two shots.
PJ Bridges recorded 16 saves for the RoadRunners. Topeka incurred 10 minutes in penalty time with five minors. Eric Hancock made 25 saves for Odessa on 29 shots. The Jackalopes incurred eight minutes in penalty time with four minors.