PHN’s Best Shots of the Game: Missouri Mavericks vs. Arizona Sundogs 12/14/12

INDEPENDENCE, Mo. – The Missouri Mavericks won their sixth straight game, 7-3, over the Arizona Sundogs Friday night at the Independence Events Center. 
*Missouri had seven different goal scores in the win and also had their highest offensive output of the season at home with the seven goals. Podge Turnbull had a goal and three assists to lead all scorers and six Mavericks’ players had multiple point games. 
Missouri’s six-game win streak is tied for the second longest streak in franchise history. Missouri scored early and often in the first period and opened up a 5-1 lead. Andrew Courtney started the scoring at the 6:34 mark when his wrist shot ricocheted off a couple legs and beat Sundogs’ goaltender David Brown. The goal extended Courtney’s goal-scoring streak to four games and his point streak to six games. 
Sebastien Thinel also extended his respective point streak to six games when he put the Mavericks up 2-0. 
Arizona had a power play goal to cut the Mavericks’ lead to 2-1, but Missouri quickly answered on Turnbull’s lone goal. His power play goal gave the Mavericks a two-goal lead, but Missouri wasn’t finished as they scored a pair of goals in the final minute of the first period.
John-Scott Dixon and Brandon Smith gave the Mavericks a 5-1 lead through the opening 20 minutes. 
The five goals tied a team high this season for most goals in a period.
Both teams scored a pair of goals in the second period and the Mavericks held on to the four-goal lead. 
Former Maverick Derek LeBlanc scored on a penalty shot at the 4:37 mark, but the Mavericks answered on Evan Vossen’s third goal of the campaign.
Jason Morgan scored the Sundogs third and final goal of the game at 15:32 of the second period. 
Missouri again answered when Kenton Miller scored just 31 seconds later to finalize the scoring at 7-3.
No goals occurred in the final period and the Mavericks finished off their sixth straight victory. Missouri was 1-for-3 on the power play while the Sundogs scored a power play goal on their only chance of the evening.
The following images were recorded at the Independence Events Center on Friday evening.

Arizona%27s Ron Meyers watches the action in the offensive zone

Arizona%27s Ron Meyers watches the action in the offensive zone

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Missouri%27s Andrew Courtney celebrates his first period goal

Missouri%27s Andrew Courtney celebrates his first period goal


Missouri%27s Brandon Smith moves the puck through the defense

Missouri%27s Brandon Smith moves the puck through the defense


Arizona%27s Adam Smyth winds up as he prepares to shoot the puck

Arizona%27s Adam Smyth winds up as he prepares to shoot the puck


Missouri goaltender Mike Clemente makes a save on a shot by the Sundogs%27 Derek LeBlanc

Missouri goaltender Mike Clemente makes a save on a shot by the Sundogs%27 Derek LeBlanc


The Mavericks%27 Sebastien Thinel scores a goal against Arizona goalie David Brown

The Mavericks%27 Sebastien Thinel scores a goal against Arizona goalie David Brown

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Missouri%27s Evan Vossen celebrates his second period goal

Missouri%27s Evan Vossen celebrates his second period goal


Missouri goaltender Austin Lee watches a face-off

Missouri goaltender Austin Lee watches a face-off


Missouri%27s Kyle Hood battles Arizona%27s Derek LeBlanc for the puck

Missouri%27s Kyle Hood battles Arizona%27s Derek LeBlanc for the puck


The Mavericks%27 mascot waves the victory flag after the game

The Mavericks%27 mascot waves the victory flag after the game


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