PHN’s Best Shots of the Game: Rapid City Rush @ Missouri Mavericks 04/03/13

phn-bsogINDEPENDENCE, Mo. – Kellan Tochkin gave the Missouri Mavericks a 3-2 (OT) victory over the Rapid City Rush when he scored 3:50 into the extra period.

The win moved Missouri to down 2-1 in the best of seven series.

Andrew Courtney had two goals to lead the Mavericks to victory. Courtney’s tallies came at 6:49 into the second period to make the score 1-1 and 10:37 into the third to make the score 2-2.

Missouri put up an impenetrable defensive front on the penalty kill, and did not allow Rapid City to score on any of it’s four power plays.

Other players who recorded assists for Missouri were Kenton Miller, who had one and Dave Pszenyczny and Sebastien Thinel, who each chipped in two.

The Rush were helped byScott Brannon, who had one goal. Brannon scored 3:08 into the second period to make the score 1-0 Rapid City. Dan Gendur provided the assist. Rapid City also got points from Damian Surma, who also registered one goal and one assist to lead the team in points. More assists for Rapid City came via Scott Wray and Taggart Desmet, who contributed one a piece.

Mathieu Corbiel made 23 saves for the Mavericks on 25 shots. Missouri totaled 11 minutes in penalty time with three minors and one major and went 1-for-3 on the power play. Tim Boron rejected 27 shots on goal for Rapid City. The Rush incurred six minutes in penalty time with three minors.

The following images were recorded at the Independence Events Center on Wednesday evening.

Mac the Mav (#00) taunts a random Rush fan on the ice.

Mac the Mav (#00) taunts a random Rush fan on the ice.
Garrett Gruenke (#63) works the puck past Eric Meland (#7)

Garrett Gruenke (#63) works the puck past Eric Meland (#7)

Dave Pszenyczny (#5) tries to wrist a long shot past Kyle Peto (#5) and Tim Boron (#31)

Dave Pszenyczny (#5) tries to wrist a long shot past Kyle Peto (#5) and Tim Boron (#31)

Brandon Smith (#4) tries to stop a breakaway by Jared Brown (11)

Brandon Smith (#4) tries to stop a breakaway by Jared Brown (11)

Andrew Courtney (#27) forces the puck through Tim Boron (#31)

Andrew Courtney (#27) forces the puck through Tim Boron (#31)

Jared Brown (#11) fights past Jesse Perrin (#22)

Jared Brown (#11) fights past Jesse Perrin (#22)

Jordan Behler (#22) and Jamie VanderVeeken (#26) work the puck up the boards.

Jordan Behler (#22) and Jamie VanderVeeken (#26) work the puck up the boards.

Damian Surma (#15) slips the puck in the low slot against Mathieu Corbeil (#35)

Damian Surma (#15) slips the puck in the low slot against Mathieu Corbeil (#35)

Kellan Tochkin (#16) wrists a feed past Tim Boron (#31) to win the game in OT

Kellan Tochkin (#16) wrists a feed past Tim Boron (#31) to win the game in OT

Missouri Mavericks team celebrates OT win against Rapid City

Missouri Mavericks team celebrates OT win against Rapid City

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Text courtesy of the Missouri Mavericks.

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