MALLARDS VS. BEAST
Gergo Nagy scored the game winning shorthanded goal with just 27 seconds left in the third period as the host Quad City Mallards rallied from a 2-0 deficit to defeat the Brampton Beast 3-2 Sunday. With the victory the Mallards extended their regulation unbeaten streak to nine games (5-0-4).
Nagy capped of the Mallards' comeback by firing the puck in off Brampton goaltender Grant Rollheiser from the top of the left wing circle. Benjamin Dieude-Fauvel had set the stage for Nagy's late winner by one timing the tying goal from the high slot at 7:49 of third period. The Mallard recovery started when Matt Duffy wristed a power play goal home from the slot to cut the gap to 2-1 at 8:38 of the second period.
The Mallards found themselves down by a pair after the Beast scored twice in two minutes and thirteen seconds early in the second. Tyler Michel gave Brampton a 1-0 lead by scoring from the side of the net at 3:45 of the middle frame. Dan Milan's power play blue line blast doubled the Beast advantage at the 5:48 mark but the Mallards would bounce back in dramatic fashion.
The Mallards return to action next Friday against the Rush in Rapid City. The Mallards next play at home Saturday, December 21 at 7:05 p.m. against the St. Charles Chill. The first 1,000 fans through the doors for that game will receive free Mallards knit caps courtesy of CBS 4 and Bierstube.
Tickets for the December 21 tilt and all Mallards regular season home games can be purchased at the iWireless Center ticket office, Ticketmaster outlets, through ticketmaster.com or through Ticketmaster charge-by-phone toll free at 1-800-745-3000. The ticket office is open weekdays from 10:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., on Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. and on game days from 10:00 a.m. until the start of the second period.