Texas battled for their third straight victory Tuesday evening as they defeated the Laredo Bucks 4-2 on the road.
Neil Trimm lit the lamp first giving Laredo the early lead in the first, only to have Texas defenseman Darryl McArthur take a shot from the point on the powerplay for a 1-1 tie. The second period began with fisticuffs between Brahma George Bradley and Buck Justin Styffe :56 seconds from the faceoff. Following the melee, Texas earned their first lead of the game when Calin Wild took a pass from Tyler Allen to beat Torrie Jung for his ninth goal of the season.
The Bucks didn’t sit back as Reid Edmondson beat Wayne Savage at the 13:03 mark in the second, but once again the Brahmas knew just how to retaliate when Texas’ top line converted with a goal of their own from Jason Deitsch; assists were rewarded to linemates Greg Hogeboom and Chad Woollard. IN the winding seconds of regulation, Woollard took advantage of an empty Buck net for Texas’ fourth goal in the game.
The Brahmas powerplay went 1-4 on the job and Savage stopped 20 shots on goal for his third straight victory in net.