Thunder goalie David Brown stopped four of the five shots he faced in the shootout, and Matt Robinson and Matt Summers scored shootout goals to give the Thunder a 3-2 victory over Quad City on Friday night in Moline, Ill.
The Thunder scored a goal in each of the first two periods to take a 2-0 lead. RG Flath’s power-play goal at 4:34 of the first put Wichita on top. Dustin Donaghy scored midway through the second period.
But the Thunder couldn’t protect the lead, allowing the Mallards to tie it with goals by Mike Hellyer and Gergo Nagy. Quad City outshot Wicihta 14-2 in the third period.
Wichita’s victory snapped a three-game losing streak.
The Thunder has a week before its next game, at home next Friday night against Quad City.
First period — 1, Wichita, Flath (Klempa, Summers), 4:34 (pp). Penalty — Dieude-Fauvel, Quad (holding), 2:39.
Second period — 2, Wichita, Donaghy (Walker), 12:56. Penalties — Lizon, Wichita (too many men), 2:20; Flath, Wichita (roughting), 3:25; Monfredo, Quad (roughing), 3:25; Yaworski, Quad (hooking), 7:27; Lizon, Wichita (fighting major), 12:44; Lane, Quad (fighting major), 12:44; Dudas, Wichita (goalie interference), 14:13; Martens, Wichita (cross checking), 18:27.
Third period — 3, Quad City, Hellyer (Lee, Grasso), 2:31. 4, Quad City, Nagy (Boyd, Yaworski), 10:50. Penalties — Klempa, Wichita (cross checking), 5:48; Stinziani, Quad (roughing), 14:57; M.Wilson, Wichita (tripping), 15:52.
Overtime — none.
Shootout — Wichita 2 (Robinson G, Summers G, Klempa NG, Flath NG), Wuad City 1 (Hellyer NG, Nikiforov NG, Nagy NG, Levesque G, Dieude-Fauvel NG).
Power plays — Wichita 1 for 3, Quad City 0 for 5.
Shots — Wichita 12-13-2-3-1—31, Quad City 8-8-14-4-0—34.
Goalies — Wichita, Brown 34 shots, 32 saves; Quad City, Heemskerk 30-28.
T — 2:45. A — 3,710.