Sioux Falls survives Indiana comeback, wins 4-2
The Indiana Ice tried their best to erase a three-goal deficit, but the Sioux Falls Stampede would not be denied the victory and hung on to win, 4-2.
Sioux Falls took a 4-1 lead during the second period, only to have Indiana storm back on a Bo Pieper goal 10 seconds into the third period to pull to two goals down.
The Stampede excelled on the penalty kill, not giving up a single goal in three chances. Sioux Falls put 43 shots on net during the contest, more than the 28.4 it averages per game.
The Stampede were helped by C.J. Franklin, who had one goal. Franklin scored 2:34 into the second period to make the score 2-0 Sioux Falls. Zeb Knutson picked up the assist. Kyle Schempp also scored for Sioux Falls. Other players who recorded assists for Sioux Falls were Cody Milan, Ryan Siiro, Connor Valesano, and Todd Skirving, who each chipped in one.
The the Ice penalty box was a popular destination as the team totaled 11 minors and one major for 37 minutes in penalty time. The total exceeded the 19.0 minutes per game Indiana had been spending in the box.
Indiana also got a goal from Zach Aman as well. In addition, Indiana received assists from Joshua Jacobs, who had two and Brian Morgan and Canon Pieper, who contributed one a piece.
Charlie Lindgren recorded 23 saves for Sioux Falls. The Stampede totaled 13 minutes in penalty time with four minors and one major and went 2-for-10 on the power play. The Ice's Mattias Soderqvist stopped 39 shots out of the 43 that he faced.