Missouri goalie Mike Clemente made 49 saves — 39 in the first two periods — as the Mavericks beat the Thunder 4-2 on Friday night Independence, Mo.
The Mavericks too a 2-0 lead in the first period. The Thunder made it 2-1 in the second period on a power-play goal by R.G. Flath, but that was the only Wichita goal on 25 shots in the period. The Thunder had a five-minute power play in the period when Missouri’s Andrew Courtney was called for boarding and given a game misconduct.
Missouri broke open the game with two goals in the first 4:09 of the third period. The Thunder’s Matt Summer completed the scoring with an unassisted goal.
The 51 shots was the most attempted by the Thunder this season.
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Friday was the Thunder’s sixth meeting with the Mavericks this season. Wichita won the first five.
The Thunder has three games games left on its two-week road trip — all at Rapid City beginning Tuesday.
First period — 1, Missouri, King (Jardine), 2:52. 2, Missouri, Dickson (Hood), 16:12. Penalty — Lowe, Wichita (tripping), 4:19.
Second period — 3, Wichita, Flath (Mohr, Summers), 11:229 (pp). Penalties — Jardine, Missouri (tripping), 5:45; Kell, Missouri (high sticking), 10:10; Courtney, Missouri, (boarding major), 12:35; Courtney, Missouri (game misconduct), 12:35; Inman, Wichita (hooking), 18:20.
Third period — 4, Missouri, Thinel (Jardine, Tochkin), 2:03. 5, Missouri, Miller (Hayes, Vossen), 4:09. 6, Wichita, Summers, 7:17. Penalties — Summers, Wichita (elbowing), 10:41; Reaney, Wichita (hooking), 14:37.
Power plays — Wichita 1 of 3; Missouri 0 of 4.
Shots — Wichita 15-2511x—51, Missouri 14-6-7—27.
Goalies — Wichita, Regan 27 shots, 23 saves; Missouri, Clemente 51-49.
T — 2:38. A — 5,800.