Sunday, March 21, 2010

Aces pick up second straight win over Wranglers

Alaska’s Ryan Turek scores winning goal in 3-2 victory over Las Vegas

By Anthony Fenech

Sunday, March 21, 2010 | 12:33 a.m.

Alaska defenseman Ryan Turek’s goal with 11:20 remaining in the third period Saturday night gave the Aces their second straight win over the Las Vegas Wranglers.

Despite mounting another two-goal comeback, Turek’s goal past Jimmy Spratt vaulted Alaska past the Wranglers in the National Conference points standings with a 3-2 victory.

The Aces scored a goal in each of the first two periods to take a two-goal lead into the third period.

Judd Blackwater opened the game with a shorthanded goal, his 11th of the season, followed by an Anthony Peluso tally for the lead.

Las Vegas (31-28-7) scored early in the third period with a power-play goal by defenseman John Schwarz just 1:49 into the period, assisted by Mick Lawrence and Alex Bourret.

Just under four minutes later, Bourret tallied a goal of his own, his 16th of the season, assisted by Mike Madill and Adam Miller. With the assist, Miller extended his points-streak to a team-record 14th game.

Jimmy Spratt stopped 22 of 25 shots.

The Wranglers are now tied for fifth place in the conference with 69 points, equaling that of the Stockton Thunder. They resume play next Wednesday in Ontario.

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