PHN’s Best Shots of the Game: Fort Worth Brahmas vs. Allen Americans 01/12/13

NORTH RICHLAND HILLS, Texas – Greg Eskedjian’s overtime goal gave the Brahmas a 4-3 win over the Allen Americans at the NYTEX Sports Centre Saturday night. After Adam Pineault’s first-period goal gave the Americans an early 1-0 lead, Austin Mayer fired a wrister from the slot by Allen netminder Steve Silverthorn just 42 seconds into the second period. Kale Kerbashian scored at the 6:34 mark of the third period to regain the lead for the Americans at 2-1. At the 8:11 mark, Darryl Bootland received a double-minor for roughing, a minor for instigating and a misconduct for instigating, costing him the rest of the game. Alex Penner was also sent to the penalty box for the rest of the game, receiving five minutes for fighting and a misconduct for continuing the altercation. The result of the Allen penalties was a 5-on-3 power play for the Brahmas, and John Snowden cashed in at 9:46 to even the score at two goals apiece. On the goal, Tyler Ludwig was assessed a two-minute minor for high-sticking, giving Fort Worth another 5-on-3 power play. Snowden made the Americans pay again as he took a pass from Sy Nutkevtich and fired a slapshot from the point past Silverthorn to give Fort Worth its first lead of the contest. For Snowden, it was his second goal of the night, seventh in the last five games and ninth in 11 games with the club. With 4:41 to play in regulation, Allen responded with a power play goal of their own as Kerbashian found the back of the net for the second time. The Allen rookie’s score tied the game at three goals apiece and sent the contest into overtime. Just under three minutes into the extra period, Eskedjian carried the puck into the slot and fired a wrister over Silverthorn’s glove to end the game by the score of 4-3 in favor of Fort Worth. Brahmas goaltender Kristofer Westblom (10-5-2) picked up his second win in as many nights, making 21 saves on 24 shots. Silverthorn (12-3-1) stopped 31 of 35 shots in a losing effort. The following images were recorded at the NYTEX Sports Centre on Saturday evening.

Fort Worth goalie Kristofer Westblom makes a save

Fort Worth goalie Kristofer Westblom makes a save

The Brahmas%27 Tomas Klempa sends the puck across ice

The Brahmas%27 Tomas Klempa sends the puck across ice

Allen%27s Kip Brennan prepares for a face-off

Allen%27s Kip Brennan prepares for a face-off

Allen defenseman Tyler Ludwig puts himself between the puck and his goalie

Allen defenseman Tyler Ludwig puts himself between the puck and his goalie

Allen defenseman Tyler Ludwig collides with Fort Worth%27s Daniel Spivak

Allen defenseman Tyler Ludwig collides with Fort Worth%27s Daniel Spivak

Fort Worth%27s Sy Nutkevitch sends the puck toward the Allen net

Fort Worth%27s Sy Nutkevitch sends the puck toward the Allen net

Allen defenseman Mike Berube smiles at chirping fans above the Americans%27 bench

Allen defenseman Mike Berube smiles at chirping fans above the Americans%27 bench

Allen%27s Adam Pineault attempts to slow down Fort Worth%27s Austin Mayer

Allen%27s Adam Pineault attempts to slow down Fort Worth%27s Austin Mayer

Fort Worth%27s John Snowden celebrates a goal

Fort Worth%27s John Snowden celebrates a goal

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Fort Worth%27s Gregg Eskedjian (far left) sends the puck into the net for the OT game-winner

Fort Worth%27s Gregg Eskedjian (far left) sends the puck into the net for the OT game-winner

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