ECHL: Allen Americans Stun Kansas City Mavericks In OT, Take 2-1 Series Lead

The Kansas City Mavericks played their final game of the series at home before heading to Allen for the last four games of the series. In the opening two games of the series, each team would pick up a 3-2 victory, but tonight it would take only one goal to decide a winner. Kansas City would be awarded three power plays, but after three powerplays and halfway through the period, the Mavericks would only be able to put three shots on Kevin Madolese. Despite the three powerplays, the Mavericks would only put up nine shots on goal, as Allen put up seven, but neither team was able to find the back of the net. The Americans would get their shot on the power play, as they had two of them in the second against a Mavericks team that had struggled on the PK but failed to convert. Allen would have another chance on the PP in the third period but failed to convert. The Americans had a great opportunity in the game’s final seconds as Colton Hargrove took a shot that beat Shane Starrett but rang off the goalpost, and after 60 minutes of play, it would still be scoreless. Allen would get the first big scoring chance in OT as Grant Herbert had a golden opportunity to win it but would be stopped by Starrett. Jack Combs would win the game for the Americans at the 4:23 mark of OT as the Americans will head home with a 2-1 series lead, which is huge for a team that only won 17 games at home during the regular season. Kevin Mandolese stopped all 27 shots he faced in the win.

Armand Klisivitch

I'm Armand. I've been writing for the last four years, and this is my first season at ITR where I cover the Adirondack Thunder of the ECHL and Metropolitan Riveters of the PHF.

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