Sunday, November 02, 2014 -
Storm Shoot Down Bombers 6-5
The Las Vegas Storm close out home opening weekend with a win outscoring the streaking Long Beach Bombers 6-5 at the Las Vegas Ice Center.
Pointstreak game summary - Neither team gained more than a one-goal lead, and Moritz Matzka's goal in the third period proved to be the difference maker (watch it here)
Las Vegas Storm was paced on offense by Trevin Morgan and Arrigo Burgener, who combined for five points. Morgan grabbed two goals and Burgener also added two goals and one assist.
Las Vegas Storm's offense rang up 34 shots on Long Beach Bombers' net. Las Vegas Storm surpassed its usual scoring output this season. This season, Las Vegas Storm averages 3.8 goals per contest.
Las Vegas Storm also got points from Matzka, who also registered one goal and one assist and Burgener, who also finished with two goals and one assist to lead the team in points. Nikita Larionov also scored for Las Vegas Storm. Other players who recorded assists for Las Vegas Storm were Braxton Davis, Alkhas Kochkarev, Nikita Tsvetov, and Beau Ricketts, who each chipped in one.
Long Beach Bombers kept Las Vegas Storm's goalie busy throughout the game, and Gernot Wegerer made 28 saves on 33 shots.
Long Beach Bombers was led by Patrik Johansson, who had two goals and one assist. Johansson scored the first of his two goals at 1:47 into the first period to make the score 1-0 Long Beach Bombers. Tomas Nemeth provided the assist. Johansson's next tally made the score 5-5 with 14:40 left in the third period. Amir Burguev assisted on the tally. Long Beach Bombers additionally got points from Nemeth, who also grabbed one goal and one assist. Others who scored for Long Beach Bombers included Thurel Kast and Johan Beatty, who each put in one. In addition, Long Beach Bombers received assists from Chris Sudnicki, Khalil East, Lukas Lindquist, Michael Sjolin, and Erik Sandgren, who contributed one each.
Las Vegas Storm incurred 10 minutes in penalty time with five minors. Bailey Ketola made 28 saves for Long Beach Bombers on 34 shots. Long Beach Bombers incurred 10 minutes in penalty time with five minors.