Tucson, Ariz. – Rasmus Andersson earns his second goal in as many games and Brandon Bollig extends his point streak to three games, but the Stockton Heat fall just short against the Tucson Roadrunners 5-4 Sunday night. Bollig pushed his goal total to five on the year, moving him into a tie for the team-lead this season in that category. Unfortunately for the Heat, a big night from the Tucson power-play proved tough to solve and ultimately won the game for the Roadrunners. The Stockton Heat now look forward to returning home to Stockton Arena for a four-game homestand, starting this Wednesday against the Charlotte Checkers.
HEAT GOAL: F Ryan Lomberg (3) shot on a rush is kicked into the slot and put back over the goaltender’s shoulder and into the net (Poirier assist), 1:30
Tucson goal: D Kyle Wood (3) catch-and-shoot opportunity in the slot is shot past the goaltender and into the net (Perlini, Mueller assists), 4:06 (PP)
HEAT GOAL: F Linden Vey (5) shot from the farside faceoff circle off the pass from the goal line goes glove side past the goaltender (Mangiapane, Aagaard assists), 6:38 (PP)
Tucson goal: F Brendan Perlini (11) rebound at the top of the crease is put back through the goaltender’s pads and into the net (Selleck, Mueller assists), 16:22
Shots: STK – 18 | TUC – 9
HEAT GOAL: F Brandon Bollig (5) rebound at the top of the crease is put past the goaltender’s blocker while falling to the ice (Smith, Angelidis assists), 2:14
Tucson goal: F Mark Olver (2) shot from the top of the nearside faceoff circle gets through traffic and beats the screened goaltender (Fischer, Wood assists), 8:16
Tucson goals: D Kyle Wood (4) shot from the center point gets through traffic and beats the goaltender high glove side (McBain, Mueller assists), 16:27 (PP)
Tucson goal: F Henrik Samuelsson (1) one-timer from the slot beats the goaltender on the glove side and goes into the net (Mueller, McBain assists), 17:31 (PP)
Shots: STK – 9 | TUC – 13
HEAT GOAL: D Rasmus Andersson (2) shot from the point is put through traffic and beats the goaltender on the blocker side (Pribyl, Poirier assists), 9:03 (PP)
Shots: STK – 14 | TUC – 11
W: Marek Langhamer (30 shots, 26 saves)
L: Jon Gillies (28 shots, 23 saves)
Three Stars: 1- Kyle Wood (2 goals, 2 assists) 2- Chris Mueller (4 assists) 3- Brendan Perlini (1 goal, 1 assist)
Final Shots: STK – 41 | TUC – 33
Power Plays: STK – 2/6 | TUC – 3/6
Brandon Bollig (1 goal) is now on a three-game point streak (2 goals, 1 assist)
Mikkel Aagaard (1 assist) now has at least one point in back-to-back games (1 goal, 1 assist)
Rasmus Andersson (1 goal) now has a goal in back-to-back games (2 goals)
Linden Vey (1 goal) now has at least one point in back-to-back games (2 goals, 1 assist)
Andrew Mangiapane (1 assist) now has at least one point in back-to-back games (2 assists)
Emile Poirier (2 assists) earns his second multi-point game of the season
“I saw it on the scoreboard afterwards that his helmet definitely came off before I put it in the net, but in the moment I definitely thought it was a good goal. The ref made the right call. It’s just a tough break for us for sure.” – Matt Bailey on his disallowed goal in the third that would have tied the game.
“I’ve had a couple pretty lucky bounces against [Tucson], but at the end of the day we have to get these wins. We have to tighten up our defense. We can’t allow five goals and expect to win.” – Rasmus Andersson on his success against Tucson.
“We were energized because we felt like we had them on the ropes at that point. We wanted to push for some more shots and more traffic to the net at that point, but we weren’t able to convert after that.” – Andersson on the feeling on the bench after Bailey’s disallowed goal.
“It starts with faceoff and I thought we lost just about every faceoff our penalty kill took. [Tucson] has a good setup man in [Chris] Mueller and they have guys that can really shoot as well. When you lose that initial faceoff, it gives them a chance to set up and we just didn’t have the guys in shot lanes like we did last night.” – Head Coach Ryan Huska on Tucson’s power-play success tonight.
“You’re never happy with losing and these are game that we have to find a way to win.” – Coach Huska on going 2-2-0-0 on their first extended road trip of the season.
NEXT HOME GAME
STOCKTON HEAT vs. Charlotte Checkers
November 30 @ Stockton Arena
First 500 fans receive a Tyler Wotherspoon Bookmark
Doors @ 6:00 p.m., Puck drop @ 7:00 p.m.