INDIANAPOLIS, IN – Opening the 2021 calendar 12 months, Indy Gas confronted the Nailers for the fifth time in seven video games. Each groups traded targets all through the sport, in the end resulting in Indy’s fourth time beyond regulation recreation of the season, the place Spencer Watson scored the successful purpose.
Felix Robert opened the scoring 5 minutes into the primary interval, picked up a free puck in entrance of the web and beat Gas goalkeeper Dan Bakala to present Wheeling a 1-Zero lead. After a number of penalties and a struggle between Scott Savage and Sean Josling, Wheeling would double his lead after Robert fired a shot to the wrist over Bakala’s shoulder.
Going into the second interval with a two-goal deficit, Gas managed nearly all of the probabilities in the course of the first half of the interval. After a flurry of alternatives from Gas, Cliff Watson threw a puck on the internet that was deflected by Antoine Waked for Indy’s first purpose of the sport. 4 minutes later, Wheeling doubled his lead once more when Robert scored his third purpose of the sport and outscored Bakala for a time.
Indy’s Matt Marcinew responded with Wheeling’s purpose by rebounding and making the rating Three-2. Marcinew’s purpose could be disallowed after the Wheeling Nailers participant left the penalty space early. Instantly after Marcinew’s purpose evaluation, Scott Savage fired a wrist shot previous Shane Starrett, making it Three-2. Holding the momentum going, Derek Barach gave Nic Pierog a 2v1 cross cross to tie the sport to 3 targets apiece.
It might solely take Indy 28 seconds to open the scoring within the third interval when Peter Krieger beat Starrett with an over-the-shoulder wrist shot. Lower than 10 seconds later, Wheeling tied the sport once more when Michael Joly jumped on an Indy loss and beat Bakala with a rodeo. After each groups traded alternatives for the rest of the third interval, neither staff scored, sending the sport into time beyond regulation.
With an influence play on the finish of the time beyond regulation interval, Indy’s Spencer Watson fired a slap from the spot and beat Starrett to present Indy their sixth win of the season and third time beyond regulation win.
Gas will return to the ice on Friday, January eight when the Greenville Swamp Rabbits go to the Indiana Farmers Coliseum for a discus drop at 7:05 pm.
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