Three goals in the third period fuel Amarillo comeback
In a physical contest, the Texas Brahmas watched a 2-1 lead slip away in the third period as the Amarillo Gorillas opened with the tying score and then went on to win the game 4-3 in regulation on Saturday night. With the road loss, the Brahmas record goes to 17-13-5 with 39 points. They remain in third place in the Southern Conference, nine points behind Allen and two points ahead of Laredo.
The Gorillas fought back in the second frame, when Joe Guenther snapped his shot from the high slot past Brett Jaeger at the 6:24 mark for his team-leading 16th goal of the season. Jason Beeman and Neil Smith were in on the assist.
The Brahmas would answer 80 seconds later, as AJ Gale notched his twelve goal of the season with the assist from Nathan Perrott, giving the Brahmas the 2-1 lead at the 7:44 mark.
Brett Jaeger made 34 saves on 38 shots and took the loss. His record goes to 7-9-1. Tuomas Lohtander made 25 saves on 28 shots earned the win. His record goes to 6-4-2.
The Brahmas went one for six on the power play. Amarillo went two for six. The Brahmas were assessed 14 minutes on seven infractions; the Gorillas received 16 minutes on eight infractions.
The 3rd Star of the game went to AJ Gale who had two goals on the night. The 2nd Star was awarded to Amarillos Joe Guenther who had a goal and an assist and the 1st Star went to Stuart MacRae who scored the game-winning goal.
You can view the box score here
The Brahmas returned home to get some rest today and will begin preparing for a four game home stand beginning on Friday night against the Tulsa Oilers.