Kyle Galloway gave Texas the lead in the first period, and Cincinnati was never able to catch up in a close game that ended 3-1.
Texas took over the lead for good with a goal by Galloway at 15:53 in the first period. Texas had taken the advantage when Cincinnati\’s Albert Janele got sent off for interference. Ryan Dunner picked up the assist.
Dunner was all over the ice for Texas, as he tallied two goals and one assist in the win. Dunner scored the first of his two goals at 18:31 into the first period to make the score 2-0 Texas. Niklas McCallum assisted on the tally. Dunner\’s next tally made the score 3-1 Texas with 8:47 left in the third period. Bryan Whelan picked up the assist.
Cincinnati was stymied by Texas\’ netminder Tyler Myers, who stopped 26 shots during the victory. Myers managed to improve on his goals against average, which stood at 1.96 prior to the game.
Texas managed to stay out of the box better than usual, registering one minor for two minutes in penalty time. Texas finished below its season average of 9.0 penalty minutes per game.
Texas also got points from Galloway, who also had one goal and one assist. More assists for Texas came via Hunter Frado, who had one.
Cincinnati was led by Cobin Sanborn, who scored the team\’s only goal. Sanborn scored 5:09 into the second period to make the score 2-1 Texas. James Frantz assisted on the tally.
Texas registered one goal on four power play opportunities. Tyler Geloneck recorded 21 saves for Cincinnati. Cincinnati incurred six minutes in penalty time with three minors.