Evansville tried its best to erase a four-goal deficit, but St. Louis would not be denied the victory and hung on to win, 6-5.
St. Louis made the score 6-2 on a goal by Sam Maddox at 2:06 in the third period, and Evansville got as close as 6-5 when Brandon Rozema scored 12:03 into the third period.
Evansville was unable to stop St. Louis from sending pucks towards the net, and St. Louis eventually piled up 42 shots on goal. St. Louis got an offensive boost from its blueliners, who contributed two goals during the game.
St. Louis additionally got points from Tomas Loeffelman, who also grabbed one goal and one assist and Daniel Dunaway, who also finished with one goal and one assist. St. Louis also had goals scored by Dominic Caito and Cameron McAtee, who each put in one. Other players who recorded assists for St. Louis were Eduard Rumyantsev and Alex Klaesner, who each chipped in one and CJ Nitchen, Frankie Cardinale, Arshia Mitchell, and Hayden Smer, who contributed two each.
Evansville forced St. Louis goalie Zach Young to work between the pipes, taking 41 shots. Evansville surpassed its usual scoring output this season. This season, Evansville averages 2.4 goals per contest.
Evansville was led by Brandon Bornkamp, who had three goals. Evansville also got a goal from Mathieu Laforest as well. More assists for Evansville came via Michael Kelley and William Bonser, who each chipped in one and Jon Grimm, Triston Theriot, and Joey Sorenson, who contributed two each.
Zach Young made 36 saves for St. Louis on 41 shots. St. Louis incurred eight minutes in penalty time with four minors. Adam Conkling rejected 36 shots on goal for Evansville. Evansville incurred 14 minutes in penalty time with seven minors.