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11/9/2012 11:10:00 PM
Sundogs 5, Denver 2
Sundogs rip Cutthroats, 5-2; go for 3-game sweep tonight
Les Stukenberg/The Daily CourierTeamates congratulate Arizona’s Jeff Kyrzakos on his second goal as the Sundogs played the second of a three-game series against the Denver Cutthroats Friday night. The ’Dogs won in convincing manner, 5-2.
Les Stukenberg/The Daily Courier
Teamates congratulate Arizona’s Jeff Kyrzakos on his second goal as the Sundogs played the second of a three-game series against the Denver Cutthroats Friday night. The ’Dogs won in convincing manner, 5-2.
Sundogs Spots
• Arizona waived goalie Mike Spillane on Friday. He had been on injured reserve to start the season and saw no playing time.

• Also on Friday, defenseman Gord Burnett was moved from the seven-day injured reserve (IR) to the 14-day IR, while defenseman Karl Linden was bumped from the 14-day IR to the 30-day IR. Neither player has any points this season.

The Daily Courier


Forget the Arizona Sundogs' early season struggles on the power play.

If Friday was any indication, the Sundogs very well could be establishing a rhythm offensively.

Arizona went 2-for-4 on the man advantage, outscoring the CHL expansion Denver Cutthroats 5-1 through the first two periods, on its way a 5-2 victory at Tim's Toyota Center.

With their second straight win, the Sundogs improved their record to 5-2-2 overall (12 points) and are now tied with the Bloomington (Ill.) Blaze (6-2-0) for second place in the Berry Conference. The Allen (Texas) Americans lead the league with a 7-1-0 mark (14 points). Denver dropped to 3-5-0 (6 points).

The Sundogs, who have scored 19 goals in their last five games, entered Friday with a 13.16 percentage (5-for-38) on the power play, but had no trouble in that facet in this one.

Sundogs forward Jeff Kyrzakos of Mississauga, Ontario, continued his hot streak, scoring a pair of goals two nights after he lit the lamp twice in the series-opening 5-3 win over Denver. He has a team-best seven goals in nine games.

Kyle Hood notched two assists, while Kyle Chipchura, Jason Morgan, Mikael Bedard, Zack Firlotte, Adam Smyth and David Schlemko had one helper apiece.

Chipchura has a team-high nine assists and a +8 in the plus-minus department.

After forward Johan Ryd staked Arizona to a 1-0 lead three minutes into the contest with an even-strength goal, Kyrzakos tallied back-to-back goals at the 7:18 and 11:40 marks for a 3-0 edge.

With 3:08 left in the first, Gabriel Beaupre finally put Denver on the board, although the Sundogs carried a 3-1 advantage into intermission.

Arizona wasted no time putting the game out of reach in the second period, as defenseman Mario Larocque scored on the power play four minutes in.

Forward Chad Nehring, the Sundogs' leading scorer with six goals and four assists (10 points), picked up a short-handed goal some 5-1/2 minutes later to hand the hosts a commanding 5-1 edge.

Arizona out-shot the Cutthroats 39-34, including 20-9 in the first period alone.

The Sundogs buckled down on defense in the third period. Denver, which was 0-for-5 on the power play for the game, scored in garbage time on an even-strength goal from Gabe Gauthier with 2:17 remaining.

Sundogs goalie David Brown of Stoney Creek, Ontario, improved his record to 3-2-0 with a 2.01 goals against average and a .937 save percentage.

Arizona goes for a three-game sweep of Denver Saturday at Tim's. The puck drops at 7:05.

Related Stories:
• Sundogs' worst loss of season turns ugly in 3rd period Wednesday
• Red-hot Chipchura earns CHL honor


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