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Thunder beats Arizona in shootout

  • Eagle staff
  • Published Sunday, March 17, 2013, at 12:11 a.m.

Chad Painchaud scored the only goal in the shootout, giving the Thunder a 4-3 win over Arizona on Saturday night in Prescott Valley, Ariz.

The Sundogs scored two goals in the final five minutes of the third period to send the game to overtime. Matt Robinson had given Wichita a 3-1 lead with a power-play goal early in the third.

Neil Trimm scored the Thunder’s first goal on a penalty shot, and Nathan Lutz scored in the second period.


First period — 1, Arizona, Nehring (Morgan, McCready), 3:30 (pp). 2, Wichita, Trimm (penalty shot), 16:45. Penalties — Bicek, Arizona (slashing), :12; Reaney, Wichita (hooking), 2:33; Baker, Arizona (slashing), 3:28; Martens, Wichita (slashing), 3:28; Young, Wichita (tripping), 5:01; Geoffrion, Arizona (too many men), 7:33; Fonaghy, Wichita (tripping), 10:08; Martens, Wichita (slashing), 15:52; Baker, Arizona (penalty shot), 16:45; Geoffrion, Arizona (fighting major), 18:57; Donaghy, Wichita (fighting major), 18:57.

Second period — 3, Wichita, Lutz (Flath, Summmers), 18:09. Penalty — Reaney, Wichita (holding), 5:32.

Third period — 4, Wichita, Robinson (Young), 3:23 (pp). 5, Arizona, Geoffrion (Purves), 15:34. 6, Arizona, Baker (Purves, Kyrzakos), 17:05. Penalties — Larocque, Arizona (roughing), 3:16; Lowe, Wichita (holding), 12:15; Kyrzakos, Arizona (holding), 12:50; Martens, Wichita (tripping), 15:54.

Overtime — none. Penalties — Flath, Wichita (abuse of officials 10-minute misconduct).; Summers, Wichita (slashing), 1:07.

Shootout — 7, Wichita, Painchaud.

Power plays — Wichita 1 of 4, Arizona 2 of 8.

Shots — WIchita 10-13-15-2-1—41 , Arizona 9-8-12-2-0—31.

Goalies — Wichita, Jung 31 shots, 28 saves; Arizona, Russo 40-37.

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