Recap: Wranglers shutout Gulls 6-0, sweep weekend series
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The Wranglers concluded their weekend series in San Diego on Saturday night. It was another night of heavy production and as a result, they dealt quite a beating to their opponent. Dustin Wolf earned a 17-save shutout in Calgary’s 6-0 win against the Gulls. The good news is they picked up a win but the bad news is Jakob Pelletier was kept off the scoresheet and his 11-game scoring streak came to an end.
Game at a glance
It was a night of simple, solid hockey. The Wranglers kept things pretty disciplined and just kept tacking on the scoring. Starting things off was Colton Poolman with two minutes to go in the first period. He scored his first of the season off a rebound. Matthew Phillips and Brett Sutter picked up the assists.
Calgary absolutely peppered San Diego with shots in the first, putting up more shots in the first period than the Gulls did the whole game with 19 shots to the Gulls’ five.
In the second period, the Wranglers scored a trio of goals to extend their lead up to 4-0. It all started with Radim Zahorna 4:53 into the second. Connor Zary picked up the lone assist off of Zahorna’s tip-in.
Next up was Nick DeSimone with his fourth goal of the year on the power play. Walker Duehr and Connor Zary assisted his goal 14:35 into the period. 16:12 into the period, Matthew Phillips scored the goal of the night, maybe the week and possibly the year. Phillips came up on a breakaway and made a fool of the Gulls’ goaltender. If you watch any of the goals from this game, be sure to take a look (or multiple looks) at this one.
Even with three goals in the second, the Wranglers were out-shot 11-9 by San Diego. In the third, Clark Bishop carried the scoring with a pair of goals at 13:19 and 18:13 into the period. Here’s a look at his first goal of the night and the Wranglers’ fifth goal of the night. This was his first goal in the game and the year.
His second goal came on the power play with Alex Gallant and Nicolas Meloche assisting. That concluded scoring and the Wranglers finished the weekend 2-0. Dustin Wolf had a light shooting night for a 17-save shutout. Clark Bishop, Connor Zary and Alex Gallant had multi-point nights.
The Wranglers have a break for a few days and will be taking the ice against the San Diego Gulls for another consecutive series. They still sit in the second spot in the division very narrowly trailing the Colorado Eagles. The Wranglers will play next on Friday evening at 7:00 p.m. MT.
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