PHN’s Best Shots of the Game: Missouri Mavericks @ Allen Americans 03/23/13 Miller and Corbeil lead Mavericks to victory

phn-bsogINDEPENDENCE, Mo. – The Missouri Mavericks continued their solid play with a 4-0 shutout win over the Allen Americans at Allen Event Center Saturday night.

Mavericks forward Kenton Miller broke the Mavericks’ single season record for goals with his 29th and 30th goals of the season. He also added an assist for a three-point game.

Goaltender Mathieu Corbeil stopped all 36 shots he faced for his second shutout and the Mavericks’ third shutout of the season. Forward Sebastien Thinel also had two goals and one assist as he improved to a CHL-high 95 points on the season.

Thinel scored the Mavericks’ first two goals, both at even strength, and Miller scored the final two goals, both with the man-advantage. Thinel’s two goals were scored just 2:28 apart in the opening period. He redirected a pass from Josh Hepditch at 5:06 to put Missouri up 1-0, and then he beat Allen goaltender Aaron Dell to the short side at 7:34. At that point, Thinel had tied the Mavericks’ single season record for goals with his 29th of the season.

Miller tied Thinel and the Mavericks’ single season record with his 29th goal on the power play late in the second period. The goal came with just 13 seconds remaining and while the Mavs had a two-man advantage.

Miller scored the record-breaking goal at 8:53 of the third period on an assist from Brandon Smith. He becomes the first Maverick to have a 30-goal season, and he accomplished the feat in just 52 games played.

Allen outshot the Mavericks in all three periods and 36-22 overall, but Corbeil stopped all 36 shots for Missouri, and Dell was replaced by Steve Silverthorn following the Mavericks’ fourth goal.

The following images were recorded at the Allen Event Center on Saturday evening.

Allen defenseman Trevor Ludwig moves the puck along the boards

Allen defenseman Trevor Ludwig moves the puck along the boards

Allen's Jim McKenzie is pressured by Missouri's Joshua Hepditch

Allen’s Jim McKenzie is pressured by Missouri’s Joshua Hepditch

Allen's Corbin Baldwin awaits the result of a faceoff

Allen’s Corbin Baldwin awaits the result of a faceoff

Allen goalie Aaron Dell keeps his eyes on the action

Allen goalie Aaron Dell keeps his eyes on the action

Missouri's Kellan Tochkin readies a pass

Missouri’s Kellan Tochkin readies a pass

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Allen's Tyler Ludwig winds up for the pass

Allen’s Tyler Ludwig winds up for the pass

Missouri Mathieu Corbeil at the ready - Corbeil stopped all 36 shots faced

Missouri Mathieu Corbeil at the ready – Corbeil stopped all 36 shots faced

Missouri goalie Mathieu Corbeil makes a save

Missouri goalie Mathieu Corbeil makes a save

Allen's Trevor Hendrikx collides with a Missouri player

Allen’s Trevor Hendrikx collides with a Missouri player

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Text courtesy of the Missouri Mavericks

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