Cincinnati fell behind early, and St. Louis kept piling on the points on the way to an 11-2 victory.
St. Louis got the win with help from a great game by Zach Mitchell, who had one goal and two assists. Mitchell scored on the power play 15:53 into the first period to make the score 2-0 St. Louis. St. Louis earned a power play opportunity when Shawn Moody was put in the box for hooking. Alex Klaesner picked up the assist.
St. Louis forced Cincinnati\’s netminders to work in net, getting 56 shots and forcing 45 saves. Daniel Dolliver made 34 stops and Brian Tempel made 11. St. Louis bested its season scoring average. St. Louis has scored at the pace of 5.7 goals per game during the current campaign.
St. Louis additionally got points from Tomas Loeffelman, who also racked up two goals and three assists to lead the team in points, Daniel Dunaway, who also had one goal and two assists, Frankie Melton, who also tallied two goals and two assists, Cameron McAtee, who also registered one goal and two assists, Eduard Rumyantsev, who also racked up one goal and one assist, and Klaesner, who also had one goal and one assist. Others who scored for St. Louis included CJ Nitchen and Sam Maddox, who scored one goal each. In addition, St. Louis received assists from Joe Nolan, who had two and Ryan Reader, Teddy Cardinale, Austin Dempski, Hayden Smer, and Bayley Marshal, who each chipped in one.
Cincinnati was led by Marc Anderson, who tallied two goals. Anderson scored the first of his two goals at 14:55 into the second period to make the score 6-1 St. Louis. Brenden Williams provided the assist. Anderson\’s next tally made the score 6-2 St. Louis with 1:28 left in the second period. Cincinnati had gotten the advantage when St. Louis\’ Frankie Cardinale was sent off for slashing. Brady Kiplinger assisted on the tally. Other players who recorded assists for Cincinnati were Kyle Kinnaman, who had one.
Zach Young made 15 saves for St. Louis on 17 shots. St. Louis totaled 23 minutes in penalty time with four minors and one major and went 1-for-4 on the power play. Cincinnati totaled 25 minutes in penalty time with five minors and one major and went 1-for-3 on the power play.