PHN’s Best Shots of the Game: Allen Americans vs. Arizona Sundogs 03/12/13 Americans battle back in the third to win a tight 2-1 game

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Allen, Texas – The Allen Americans won a thriller last Tuesday night, 2-1 over the Arizona Sundogs, in front of a announced crowd of 3,879 at the Allen Event Center.It was a battle of the goaltenders, as both Aaron Dell of the Americans and David Brown of the Sundogs duked it out like two prize fighters fighting for the gold.

David Brown slammed the door on two breakaways for the Americans, robbing both Darryl Bootland and Adam Pineault. At the other end, it was Aaron Dell with spectacular save after spectacular save, not giving an inch to keep the game scoreless through the first 40 minutes of play.

In the third, the Sundogs gained the first advantage when forward Derek LeBlanc took the puck to the front of the Allen net and put one past Aaron Dell to give Arizona a 1-0 lead on an unassisted goal.

Just over two minutes later, Sundogs netminder David Brown got caught behind his own net, while Adam Pineault delivered a pass to Chris Doyle alone in front for his second goal of the season and the game was tied again at 1-1.

It looked like overtime was in the cards until Adam Pineault ripped one from the left wing boards down low for his 13th of the season, to give the Americans a 2-1 lead. Arizona pulled the goaltender late in the period, but was unable to get another past Dell, as the Americans held on for the one goal victory.

With the win, Allen guaranteed themselves home-ice for round one of the playoffs.

The following images were recorded at the Allen Event Center on Tuesday, March 12th.

Arizona's Mario Larocque talks to goaltender David Brown during a break in the action

Arizona’s Mario Larocque talks to goaltender David Brown during a break in the action

Allen defenders stymie an Arizona player

Allen defenders stymie an Arizona player

Arizona's Keith Wynn goes down as he keeps his eye on the action

Arizona’s Keith Wynn goes down as he keeps his eye on the action

Allen goalie Aaron Dell speaks with referee Brent Coulombe

Allen goalie Aaron Dell speaks with referee Brent Coulombe

Allen's Mike Montgomery is pressured by a pursuing Ron Meyers

Allen’s Mike Montgomery is pressured by a pursuing Ron Meyers

Allen defenseman Tyler Ludwig send the puck along the boards

Allen defenseman Tyler Ludwig send the puck along the boards

Allen's Brian McMillin is stymied by Arizona defenseman David Brown

Allen’s Brian McMillin is stymied by Arizona defenseman David Brown

Arizona goalie David Brown defends his crease

Arizona goalie David Brown defends his crease

Arizona's Kevin Baker heads into action

Arizona’s Kevin Baker heads into action

Allen players congratulate goalie Aaron Dell after the final buzzer sounds

Allen players congratulate goalie Aaron Dell after the final buzzer sounds

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Text courtesy of the Allen Americans

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