Quad City's Mickey Lang scored in the sixth round of the shootout, giving the Mallards a 4-3 win over the Thunder on Friday night in Moline, Ill.
The Thunder rallied to tie the score three times but never led. After allowing a shorthanded goal in the opening minute of the second period to fall behind 2-0, Wichita got even in less than three minutes with a power-play goal by Matt Robinson and an unassisted goal by Andrew Martens.
Quad City regain the lead four minutes later, but Wichita made it 3-3 on a power-play goal by Alex Bourret at 16:58 of the second.
The Mallards regained the lead with just under six minutes to play in the third, but Martens' second goal made it 4-4.
Wichita0 3 1 0 0 — 4 Quad City1 2 1 0 1 — 5
First Period—1, Quad, Lang (Lavender, Boyer), 2:40. Penalties— Seibel, Wichita (cross check), 2:49; Lavender, Quad (holding), 6:14; Brown, Quad (roughing), 15:59; Chwedoruk, Quad (holding), 17:43; McMillan, Quad (tripping), 19:36.
Second Period—2, Quad, Boyer, 0:27 (sh). 3, Wichita, Robinson (Seibel, B.Hemingway), 1:17 (pp). 4, Wichita, Martens, 3:25. 5, Quad, Marino (Brown, Chwedoruk), 7:27; 6, Wichita, Bourret (Mohr), 16:58 (pp). Penalties— Kostadine, Quad (roughing), 8:34; Martens, Wichita (cross check), 12:26; Boyer, Quad (tripping), 15:59.
Third Period—7, Quad, Brown (Chwedoruk, McMIllan), 13:54 (pp). 8, Wichita, Martens (Mohr, Davis), 17:27. Penalties— Chappell, Wichita (cross check), 5:45; Robinson, Wichita (Cross check), 12:57.
Shootout—Wichita 1 (Summers), Quad City 2 (Marino, Lang).
Shots on Goal—Wichita 12-10-6-2—30; Quad City 9-8-18-8-1—44.
Power-play opportunities—Wichita 2 for 6, Quad City 1 for 4..
Goalies—Wichita, Russo 43 shots-39 saves; Quad City, Brown 30-26.