PHN’s Best Shots of the Game: Fort Worth Brahmas vs. Arizona Sundogs 12/15/12

NORTH RICHLAND HILLS, Texas – Chad Woollard and Phil Fox provided the offense for the the Brahmas Saturday night, as Fort Worth defeated the Arizona Sundogs by the score of 4-1. Chad Woollard got the scoring started at the 12:05 mark of the first period as he stepped in front of Arizona netminder Adam Russo and deflected a Ross Rouleau slapshot from the half-wall into the back of the net. Phil Fox, who entered the game with a team-high 10 goals and 18 points, extended the lead to 2-0 4:53 into the second period as he buried home a rebound off of a Calin Wild shot. Woollard notched his second goal of the night and fifth of the season just 0:24 into the third period as he too finished a rebound – this one off of a Rouleau wrister. Matt Tassone ended the Arizona drought with 5:45 to play in regulation with his third goal of the season, first with the Sundogs. But only 49 seconds later, Fox got the score back, finding the back of the net for the second time of the night and 12th time this season. Westblom was once again stingy between the posts for the Brahmas, making 17 saves on 18 shots. The 25-year-old goalie improved on his league-leading goals against average (1.41) and save percentage (.936). Russo stopped 25 of the 29 shots he faced, falling to 4-5-3 on the season. The Brahmas scored a season-high three power play goals, ending a four-game drought without a conversion on the man advantage. Fort Worth went 3-for-4 on the power play, while Arizona failed to convert on five opportunities. With Saturday’s victory, the Brahmas extended their point streak at home to seven games, dating back to November 21st. The following images were recorded on Saturday night at the NYTEX Sports Center.

Fort Worth goalie Kristofer Westblom gets his game face on before taking the ice

Fort Worth goalie Kristofer Westblom gets his game face on before taking the ice

Arizona%27s Mario Larocque (%2371) makes a play for the puck

Arizona%27s Mario Larocque (%2371) makes a play for the puck

Sundogs goalie Adam Russo readies a save

Sundogs goalie Adam Russo readies a save

Fort Worth%27s Brendon Hodge celebrates a teammate%27s score

Fort Worth%27s Brendon Hodge celebrates a teammate%27s score

Arizona%27s Jake Hauswirth collides with Brahmas captain Ross Rouleau

Arizona%27s Jake Hauswirth collides with Brahmas captain Ross Rouleau

Arizona%27s Matt Tassone loses his footing as the Brahmas%27 Phil Fox moves into the fray

Arizona%27s Matt Tassone loses his footing as the Brahmas%27 Phil Fox moves into the fray

Fort Worth%27s Chad Woollard takes the ice

Fort Worth%27s Chad Woollard takes the ice

Arizona%27s Derek LeBlanc and Fort Worth%27s Chad Woollard illustrate a disagreement

Arizona%27s Derek LeBlanc and Fort Worth%27s Chad Woollard illustrate a disagreement

The Sundogs%27 Matt Tassone intercepts the puck as Fort Worth%27s Chad Woollard moves in

The Sundogs%27 Matt Tassone intercepts the puck as Fort Worth%27s Chad Woollard moves in

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Fort Worth head coach Dan Wildfong looks incredulously at Referee Tudor Floru who explains a decision

Fort Worth head coach Dan Wildfong looks incredulously at Referee Tudor Floru who explains a decision

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