Texas\’ penalty kill was superb, as Texas survived multiple penalties to beat Louisiana, 4-0.
Texas was sparked by Ryan Dunner, who racked up one goal. Dunner scored on the power play 16:13 into the first period to make the score 1-0 Texas. Texas had gotten the advantage when Louisiana\’s Jacob Istre was sent off for hooking. Sam Gagnon assisted on the tally.
Texas put up an impenetrable defensive front on the penalty kill, and did not allow Louisiana to score on any of its six power plays. Texas kept Louisiana\’s goalie busy throughout the game, and Santeri Seppinen made 37 saves on 41 shots.
Texas additionally got points from Gagnon, who also registered one goal and two assists. Others who scored for Texas included Bryan Whelan and Oliver Hay, who scored one goal each. In addition, Texas received assists from Brock Brown, who had four and Jacob Elrod and George Hansen, who each chipped in one.
Louisiana did not reach the goal total it has come to expect this season. Louisiana averages 2.2 goals per game. Texas\’ defense shut down Louisiana\’s forwards for much of the game, and Louisiana got off only 13 shots during the contest. Louisiana found itself short handed often, totaling 48 penalty minutes and allowing nine power plays.
Brandon Perrone rejected 13 shots on goal for Texas. Texas incurred 12 minutes in penalty time with six minors.