INDEPENDENCE, Mo. – A record setting crowd of 5,858 fans witnessed a thrilling Kansas City Mavericks 2-1 overtime victory over the Wichita Thunder Tuesday night at Silverstein Eye Centers Arena. Mavericks forward Mitch Hults game-winning goal at 0:53 of overtime, his second point of the night after a second period assist. Mavericks goaltender Nick Schneider finished the night with 20 saves on 21 shots en route to his eighth win of the season.
First Period-Neither team scored in the period.-The Mavericks outshot the Thunder in the period, 11-7.
Second Period-Spencer Dorowicz got Wichita on the board first with a power play goal at 2:19 of the second period. Ostap Safin and Vincent Desharnais assisted on the goal.-Darian Dziurzynski (9) tied the game for Kansas City with one minute, 18 seconds left in the second period. Mitch Hults and Zach Osburn assisted on the goal.
Third Period/Overtime-Neither team scored in the third period and the game went to a sudden death overtime.-The Mavericks outshot the Thunder in the third period, 12-6.-Hults lifted the Mavericks to victory with a backhanded goal from the slot 53 seconds into overtime. Osburn and Rocco Carzo assisted on the goal.
Notes & Streaks-Mitch Hults now has points in five straight games.-The Mavericks finished their stretch of four games in five days with a 3-1-0-0 record.-Nick Schneider finished the night with 20 saves on 21 shots.-The Mavericks finished the night zero-for-two on the power play and two-for-three on the penalty kill.-The 5,858 fans in attendance was the all-time Mavericks franchise record for single game attendance.
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