Losing Streak Hits Seven With Shootout Loss, Game Recap, Martinson’S Comments, Comparing This Season To Last, Blowing Leads At Home And More | Allen Americans Hockey Club

The Allen Americans managed to end a streak of six straight regulation losses with a 5-4 shootout loss in Wichita last night. In the process Allen set a franchise record for consecutive losses which is now at seven and counting.

– The odds were stacked against the Americans as they were playing their third game in 48 hours and had to bus all night to get to Wichita, arriving around 5:00 am. The Thunder on the other hand had the night off on Saturday. Allen had some good news as Braylon Shmyr returned from his AHL call up but the Americans still had to play shorthanded. David Makowski was serving a one game suspension for a major slashing penalty in the game on Saturday and Zach Pochiro stayed home with an upper body injury.

– Even with the obstacles Allen acquitted themselves quite well in the game. Here are a few of the positives:

Allen got off to a fast start scoring the first goal of the game at 4:35 of the opening period.

Allen had at least one goal in all three periods.

Allen outshot Wichita 40-38.

Shots by period were15-9 in the first period, 9-9 in the second and 13-11 in the third.

Allen took fewer penalties (5) than Wichita (7).

Allen was 2/6 on the power play, Wichita 1/3.

– With all of the positives the one big negative was Allen could not hold on to the lead. The Americans had leads of 1-0, 2-1, 3-2 and 4-3. Defensive miscues, which have been a recurring theme all season, kept happening. The goal that sent the game into overtime was scored with 75 seconds remaining in the game.

– Both teams had numerous grade A chances in overtime but were stoned by great goalie play. Allen went 0-3 in the shootout (Shmyr, Salituro, Asuchak). Wichita’s second shooter (Greg Chase) scored and that is all it took. Allen’s shootout record this season is now 1-2 and their shootout goals scored stands at 22.2% (2-9).

– Goal scorers for Allen were Dante Salituro (5), Pavel Jenys (2), Alexandre Ranger (1) and Thomas Frazee (2).

– Here is the game recap issued by the Allen Americans: https://allenamericans.com/americans-earn-a-point-in-shootout-loss-to-wichita/[1]

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