The Wings scored two in 10 seconds during the third quarter Thursday night in Chicago. The other 59-plus minutes were the problem in an 8-6 loss to the Soul, the Wings’ fifth straight loss.
Chicago’s Erik Lukin scored the only goal of the first half. The Wings took a 4-2 lead when Adrian Gonzalez scored at 7:47 of the third quarter and Miguel Ferrer followed with a goal 10 seconds later.
The Soul pulled even on a goal by Bato Radoncic at 12:55 of the third, then built an 8-4 edge on goals by Aaron Nichols and Radncic early in the fourth quarter.
Freddie Moojen’s goal at 11:22 got the Wings within two points, but Wichita couldn’t score again.
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Three of the losses during Wichita’s skid have come against Chicago. The Wings return to action with a home game Saturday night against Rochester.
First quarter — none.
Second quarter — 1, Chicago, Lukin (Farias), 5:53.
Third quarter — 2, Wichita, Gonzalez (Hoxie), 7:47. 3, Wichita, Ferrer, 7:57. 4, Chicago, Radoncic (Da Silva), 12:55. Penalty — Farias, Chicago (kicking player), 8:32.
Fourth quarter — 5, Chicago, Nichols (Stewart), 4:20. 6, Chicago, Radoncic (Richey), 5:11. 7, Wichita, Moojen (Tiguinho), 11:22.
Shots — Wichita 26, Chicago 26.
Goalkeepers — Wichita, Sanaldo 25 shots, 21 saves; Lemons 1-1. Chicago, Richey, 23-20.
T — 1:58. A — NA.