PHN’s Best Shots of the Game: Fort Worth Brahmas vs. Wichita Thunder 12/19/12

NORTH RICHLAND HILLS, Texas – The Fort Worth Brahmas defeated the Wichita Thunder by the score of 5-1 Wednesday night, extending their point streak at home to nine games.   The Brahmas jumped out to an early 1-0 lead as Derrick Pallis streaked down the left side and snuck a backhanded shot by Wichita netminder Kevin Regan at the 7:06 mark of the first period.   Fort Worth extended its lead to 3-0 in the second period, as Phil Fox and Nick Schneider each notched a goal in the middle frame.   Just 4:30 into the third period, Fox added his second goal of the night on a Brahmas’ 5-on-3 power play. For Fox, it was his third consecutive game with two goals. 44 seconds later, Adam Hogg scored the Brahmas’ second power play goal of the period, his sixth score of the season.   Kevin Young, the CHL’s reigning player of the week, scored a third-period goal for the Thunder to ruin the shutout for Fort Worth goaltender Kristofer Westblom.   Westblom made 24 saves on 25 Wichita shots, moving to 6-1-2 this season. The 25-year-old goalie improved his league-best goals against average to 1.52 and regained the CHL lead in save percentage at .936.   Regan stopped 17 of 22 shots in net for the Thunder before being replaced by backup Torrie Jung for the final 14:36. Jung stopped all eight shots he faced. The following images were recorded at the NYTEX Sports Centre on Wednesday evening.

Wichita defenseman Travis Wight moves the puck into play

Wichita defenseman Travis Wight moves the puck into play

Fort Worth%27s Derrick Pallis (%2340) and Matt Ambroz (%232)ready for a face off

Fort Worth%27s Derrick Pallis (%2340) and Matt Ambroz (%232)ready for a face off

Fort Worth%27s Chad Woollard and Wichita%27s Matt Summers wait for play to resume

Fort Worth%27s Chad Woollard and Wichita%27s Matt Summers wait for play to resume

Wichita%27s Andrew Martens reaches for the puck while shadowed by Fort Worth%27s Matt Ambroz

Wichita%27s Andrew Martens reaches for the puck while shadowed by Fort Worth%27s Matt Ambroz

Brahmas sniper Phil Fox takes direction from the coach during a shift break on the bench

Brahmas sniper Phil Fox takes direction from the coach during a shift break on the bench

Fort Worth veteran Chad Woollard moves into the offensive zone

Fort Worth veteran Chad Woollard moves into the offensive zone

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Wichita%27s Ian Lowe joins two teammates in the penalty box after being called for hooking

Wichita%27s Ian Lowe joins two teammates in the penalty box after being called for hooking

Fort Worth%27s Derrick Pallis (%2340) and Matt Ambroz (%232)ready for a face off

Fort Worth%27s Derrick Pallis (%2340) and Matt Ambroz (%232)ready for a face off

Fort Worth%27s Matt Ambroz during a shift break

Fort Worth%27s Matt Ambroz during a shift break

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Fort Worth%27s Tomas Klempa congratulates goaltender Kristofer Westblom on his win

Fort Worth%27s Tomas Klempa congratulates goaltender Kristofer Westblom on his win

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