The Thunder scored two goals 1:24 apart in the second period, then added a shorthanded goal later in the period to knock out Quad City in a 4-2 victory Friday night in Moline, Ill.
Chris Greene gave the Thunder a 1-0 lead in the first period. Quad City pulled even early in the second period, but Dustin Donaghy put Wichita back on top less than a minute later, and Kevin Young’s power-play goal made in 3-1 at the 3:54 mark of the second.R.G. Flath got the shorthanded goal at 13:29 for a three-goal lead.
Bryan Hogan made 42 saves and improved to 8-1 since joining the Thunder from Dayton in late January.
The Thunder returns home for games tonight and Sunday against Arizona.
First period — 1, Wichita, Greene (Seibel), 6:08. Penaties — Summers, Wichita (hooking), 8:47; Sawyer, Wichita (high sticking), 13:39; Flanagan, Quad City (hooking), 16:22.
Second period — 2, Quad City, Hofstetter (Marino), 1:37. 3, Wichita, Donaghy (Summers, Mohr), 2:30. 4, Wichita, Young (Bourret, Beauregard), 3:54 (pp). 5, Wichita, Flath (Chappell), 13:29 (sh). Penalties — Flanagan, QC (slashing), 3:44; Kostadine, QC (high sticking), 10:01; Greene, Wichita (interference), 12:55; Seibel, Wichita (slashing), 19:17.
Third period — 6, Quad City, Brown (Snowden, Preece), 3:35. Penalties — Mohr, Wichita (tripping), 6:14; Greene, Wichita (slashing), 12:42.
Power plays — Wichita 1 for 3, Quad City 0 for 6.
Shots — Wichita 8-12-9—29; Quad City 14-16-14—44.
Goalies — Wichita, Hogan 44 shots-42 saves; Quad City, McKee 29-25.
A — 3,464.