PHN’s Best Shots of the Game: Fort Worth Brahmas @ Allen Americans 03/17/13 Special teams big in Brahmas 4-3 win over Allen

PHN_BSOGALLEN, Texas – The Fort Worth Brahmas closed out the regular-season series with the Allen Americans with a 4-3 victory Sunday afternoon, due in large part to four special teams scores.

After Adam Pineault gave Allen a 1-0 lead early in the first period, Austin Mayer notched his 13th goal of the season at 17:11. Mayer put home a rebound past Americans netminder Aaron Dell for the Brahmas’ first power-play goal of the game.

Mike Montgomery gave Allen a 2-1 lead heading into the first intermission as he put a wrister from slot past Fort Worth goaltender Brad Fogal at the 19:36 mark.

Fort Worth evened the score at 9:12 of the second period as Sy Nutkevitch broke out behind the Allen defense and slid the puck between Dell’s legs for the Brahmas’ third shorthanded goal in the last three games. For Nutkevitch, the goal was 13th of the season and the first shorthanded score of his pro career.

The Brahmas cashed in on another power play and took their first lead of the game at 18:05 of the middle frame when Phil Fox fired a slap shot from the left face-off circle into the top-right corner of the net. The score was Fox’s 21st of the season and first in his last five games.

Fort Worth extended its lead to 4-2 with its third power-play goal of the game at 8:27 of the third period. Just seven seconds after a Trevor Ludwig interference minor, Calin Wild deflected a shot in front of the net that bounced past Dell’s right pad and into the net. For Wild, the goal was his first game-winner this season.

Todd Robinson added a goal for Allen at 16:53, but the Brahmas hung on late for the 4-3 victory.

Fogal stopped 38 of 41 shots between the posts for Fort Worth, earning his 15th win of the season. The Sharon, Ontario native matched a personal and team season high with 38 saves, equaling his effort October 27 also versus the Allen Americans.

Dell made 17 saves on 21 shots faced in net for the Americans.

The Brahmas dominated the special teams battle, going 3-for-6 on the power-play and notching their third shorthanded score in the last three games. Allen went 0-for-8 on the man advantage.

The following images were recorded at the Allen Event Center on Sunday afternoon.

Fort Worth's Adam Hogg and Allen's Brian McMillin meet up at a face off

Fort Worth’s Adam Hogg and Allen’s Brian McMillin meet up at a face off

Allen goalie Aaron Dell turns away a shot on goal

Allen goalie Aaron Dell turns away a shot on goal

Allen's Darryl Bootland in action

Allen’s Darryl Bootland in action

Allen's Todd Robinson battles Fort Worth's Adam Hogg for the puck

Allen’s Todd Robinson battles Fort Worth’s Adam Hogg for the puck

Fort Worth's Ricky Helmbrecht pressures Allen's Darryl Bootland

Fort Worth’s Ricky Helmbrecht pressures Allen’s Darryl Bootland

Allen's Jarret Lukin heads into action

Allen’s Jarret Lukin heads into action

Fort Worth's John Snowden readies a shot

Fort Worth’s John Snowden readies a shot

The Brahmas' Tomas Klempa enters the fray

The Brahmas’ Tomas Klempa enters the fray

Fort Worth trainer Jaime Garcia checks on goalie Brad Fogal

Fort Worth trainer Jaime Garcia checks on goalie Brad Fogal

Allen's Trevor Hendrikx slows down Fort Worth's Sy Nutkevitch

Allen’s Trevor Hendrikx slows down Fort Worth’s Sy Nutkevitch

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Text courtesy of the Fort Worth Brahmas

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