PHN’s Best Shots of the Game: Fort Worth Brahmas vs. Rapid City Rush 01/26/13

NORTH RICHLAND HILLS – The Fort Worth Brahmas defeated the Rapid City Rush by the score of 3-2 Saturday night behind the team’s second consecutive third-period comeback.   John Snowden continued his stellar play, putting the Brahmas up 1-0 at the 12:19 mark of the first period with a wrister from the slot that beat Rapid City netminder Tim Boron. For Snowden, the power-play score was his 12th goal in the last nine games.   Jamie VanderVeeken evened the score before the end of the first period with his fifth goal of the season and first since joining the Rush.   Rapid City grabbed a 2-1 edge at the 17:16 mark of the second period when Justin Faryna jabbed home a loose puck in front of the net.   For the second consecutive night, the Brahmas entered the third frame down a goal and answered with a strong period. Shawn Szydlowski evened the game at 2-2 at the 7:11 mark when he buried home a rebound off of Austin Mayer’s first attempt. Szydlowski, who scored the game-winner in the shootout a night ago, now has six goals on the season.   With just 7:06 remaining in regulation, Riley Boychuk found the back of the net off of another rebound, this time off of Calin Wild’s initial shot, to take the 3-2 lead. Fort Worth held on for the remainder of regulation, giving Boychuk his second game-winning goal of the season.   Kristofer Westblom made 21 saves on 23 shots in net for the Brahmas, improving to 14-5-2 this season. Boron stopped 27 of 30 between the pipes for Rapid City.   With the win, the Brahmas are now 3-0-0 versus the Rush this season. The following images were recorded at the NYTEX Sports Centre on Saturday evening.

Fort Worth%27s Austin Mayer at the ready

Fort Worth%27s Austin Mayer at the ready

Fort Worth%27s John Snowden defends the net

Fort Worth%27s John Snowden defends the net

Rapid City goalie Tim Boron makes a save

Rapid City goalie Tim Boron makes a save

Fort Worth%27s Calin Wild takes possession of the puck as Rapid City%27s Jordan Behler pursues

Fort Worth%27s Calin Wild takes possession of the puck as Rapid City%27s Jordan Behler pursues

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Fort Worth defenseman Eric Tallent collides with Rapid City%27s Justin Sawyer

Fort Worth defenseman Eric Tallent collides with Rapid City%27s Justin Sawyer

Fort Worth%27s Daniel Spivak and Austin Mayer talk during a break in the action

Fort Worth%27s Daniel Spivak and Austin Mayer talk during a break in the action

Rapid City%27s Justin Faryna prepares to pass

Rapid City%27s Justin Faryna prepares to pass

Fort Worth%27s Shawn Szydlowski beats Rapid City goalie Tim Boron for the score

Fort Worth%27s Shawn Szydlowski beats Rapid City goalie Tim Boron for the score

Rapid City%27s Jared Brown heads back to the bench

Rapid City%27s Jared Brown heads back to the bench

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Fort Worth%27s Calin Wild congratulates Riley Boychuk on his game-winning goal

Fort Worth%27s Calin Wild congratulates Riley Boychuk on his game-winning goal

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