The Mavericks had a huge advantage at the start of game two against the Allen Americans. They had won game one against the number one seeded team. The game ended up being a 4-1 loss for the Mavericks but neither the defense nor the offense should be blamed for the loss. The game was simply, “One of those games”. It featured a lackadaisical first period, an evenly matched second period and an Allen dominant third period. These games happen. Now the Mavericks need to shake it off and come out on all cylinders on Wednesday.
The first period only showcased one goal. That goal came at 15:30 into the period and was scored by Jamie Schaafsma. Schaafsma took the puck, deked around the Mavericks defenders and hit a shot that sailed past, Mathieu Corbeil.
The Americans led 1-0 going into the second period and got out to a quick start, scoring again just 3:15 into the period. This goal was also scored by Jamie Schaafsma. After receiving a great feed from Chris Doyle, Schaafsma shot
and just got the puck past Mathieu Corbeil. The Mavericks retaliated nine and half minutes later, when Blake Forsyth had an open net after a diversion was created by Colt King. The goal was assisted by Ryan Jardine and Colt King. Eight minutes later, the period came to a close with the Mavericks trailing 2-1.
The Americans controlled the whole third period, scoring two goals and allowing none. The first goal came 9:36 into the period when Tyler Ludwig scored on Mathieu Corbiel after receiving a great feed from Jim McKenzie. With just one minute left in the game, Mathieu Corbeil left the net. This proved costly for the Mavericks because Tyler Ludwig scored on the empty net from 195 feet away. After forty more seconds of play, the game ended with the Americans on top 4-1.