AMERICANS BEAT MISSOURI 4-3 IN OVERTIME
FINAL: Missouri Mavericks 3 - Allen Americans 4 (OT)
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Allen, Texas -The Allen Americans won a thriller on Saturday night, 4-3 in overtime over the Missouri Mavericks, as Gary Steffes scored his league leading eighth power play goal of the season to lift Allen to victory for their 5th consecutive game win.
After falling down 2-0 in the first period, the Americans stormed back with three unanswered goals, Ian Schultz (13), Nolan Descoteaux (1) and Tyler Ludwig (9) all lit the lamp to put Allen up 3-2 after forty minutes of play.
The Mavericks tied the score in the third, when Josh Brittain fired one from the right wing boards that deflected into the net off an Americans player to even the score at 3-3. Both teams killed off power plays in the final period, sending the game to overtime.
Gary Steffes deflected one past Maxime Lagace 1:15 into the extra session for his 21st goal of the season, a power play goal to give Allen the win.
Steffes is now tied with Jack Combs for the team lead with 21 goals, one behind Tulsa’s Adam Pleskach (22).
The Americans and Mavericks play again tomorrow afternoon at 4:05 pm at Allen Event Center. Tickets can be purchased online at www.ticketmaster.com or call(972) 912-1000.