Roadrunners Recap: 11/23/22
Game #15: Tucson Roadrunners (3) at San Diego Gulls (1)
SOG: TUC (27) – SD (31)
PP: TUC (0/4) – SD (0/4)
TUCSON SCORING: Ben McCartney (3), Jan Jenik (2), J.S. Dea (7 EN)
SAN DIEGO SCORING: Benoit-Olivier Groulx (5)
ROADRUNNERS OPEN ROAD TRIP WITH 3-1 WIN OVER I-8 BORDER RIVAL SAN DIEGO
San Diego, California – The Tucson Roadrunners took on their I-8 Border Rivals, the San Diego Gulls, for the first time this season Wednesday night at the Pechanga Arena in San Diego. The Roadrunners led for the final 53:05 of the contest to come away with a 3-1 win over the Gulls to improve to 9-5-1-0 on the season. Tucson goaltender Ivan Prosvetov earned his sixth win of the season with 30 saves, as he kept the AHL affiliate of the Anaheim Ducks off the scoreboard for the opening 57:36 of Wednesday’s matchup.
YA GOTTA SEE IT
Roadrunners forward Ben McCartney opened the scoring in Wednesday’s 3-1 win over the San Diego Gulls with his third goal in the last five outings. The score put Tucson up 1-0 with 6:55 gone by in the first period, as the Roadrunners led the rest of the way to earn the win in the first meeting of the season with San Diego.
DON’T OVERLOOK IT
THREE FOR THREE – With Wednesday’s 3-1 victory, the Roadrunners have won three-straight matchups against the San Diego Gulls dating back to the final two games of last season. With a goal in the first period, forward Jan Jenik extended his active point streak against San Diego to five games, while Mike Carcone’s assist extended his scoring streak against the Gulls to three games.
PHOTO OF THE GAME
Wednesday’s 3-1 Roadrunners win over the San Diego Gulls was highlighted by performances by goaltender Ivan Prosvetov and forward Ben McCartney. Prosvetov posted his second-best save percentage of the season at .968 to earn his sixth win of the season, as he stopped 30 of 31 shots faced. McCartney opened the scoring Wednesday night with a goal 6:55 into the contest for his third goal in five games. The 21-year-old has four points (1g 3a) in as many outings against San Diego dating back to March 23, 2022.
THEY SAID IT
“That was great work from the whole line. We pushed the pressure to the net, I tried to take a shot and it went in.”
Tucson forward Jan Jenik on his goal in the first period of Wednesday’s 3-1 win over the San Diego Gulls. The goal…