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4/5/2014 2:28:00 PM
Missouri 5, Sundogs 3
Mavericks score early, often to strike first in best-of-7 series
Brian Davidson/Courtesy, The (Mo.) ExaminerDave Pszenyczny (5) of the Missouri Mavericks takes a punch from Mark Isherwood (15) of the Sundogs Friday night at the Independence Events Center. The CHL playoff series opener went to the Mavs, who won 5-3.
Brian Davidson/Courtesy, The (Mo.) Examiner
Dave Pszenyczny (5) of the Missouri Mavericks takes a punch from Mark Isherwood (15) of the Sundogs Friday night at the Independence Events Center. The CHL playoff series opener went to the Mavs, who won 5-3.
Game 1: Missouri 5, Arizona 3

Game 2: Sunday - Arizona at Missouri, 4:10

Game 3: April 9 - Missouri at Arizona, 6:35

Game 4: April 11- Missouri at Arizona, 7:05

*Game 5: April 12 - Missouri at Arizona, 7:05

*Game 6: April 15 - Arizona at Missouri, 5:05

*Game 7: April 16 - Arizona at Missouri, 5:05



*-if necessary


Too much action too soon got the Arizona Sundogs out of rhythm and cost them Game 1 of the CHL playoffs in their series opener against the Missouri Mavericks Friday night.

The Mavs, the top team in the league during the regular season and the playoffs' No. 1 seed, busted out for two power play goals and another short-handed score in the first 15 minutes of the game to overwhelm No. 8-seed Arizona in a 5-3 Mavs' win.

The Sundogs will try to even up the series when the puck drops Sunday (4:10 p.m. Arizona time) in Game 2, again at the Independence Events Center, which drew 4,622 fans Friday night.

Although the Sundogs held a whopping 13-4 advantage in shots on goal in the first period, it was Missouri making the most of its opportunities, cashing in three goals on its four shots against starting goaltender Andrew Engelage.

The Mavs' Dave Pszenyczny, Mike Ramsay and Eric Castonguay connected in succession to put the Sundogs into a quick 3-0 hole on the scoreboard. Arizona's Brandon Coccimiglio finally answered off helpers from Mike Forney and Michael Trebish with three minutes before the horn to send the 'Dogs into the first break down 3-1.

Missouri's offense picked up the momentum even more in the second period, this time dominating on the shot chart with a 20-9 shots advantage. The CHL's third leading scorer during the regular season, Sebastien Thinel, scored three minutes into the period, followed up less than five minutes later by a goal from Andrew Courtney.

By the second intermission, the Mavericks had a commanding 5-1 lead.

But the Sundogs wouldn't go quietly.

Forwards David Rutherford and Shawn Limpright both cashed in less than two minutes apart in the first six minutes of the third period to slice the lead to 5-3. Coccimiglio got the assist on the Rutherford goal, while Kevin Baker and Mark Isherwood helped on Limpright's power play score - Arizona's only one of the night in five opportunities.

But Missouri would defend its ice the rest of the way, improving to 22-10-2 at home this season. The Mavs also improved to 5-0-0 against the Sundogs in 2013-14.

The series will shift to Tim's Toyota Center in Prescott Valley next week for Games 3 (Wednesday), 4 (Friday) and, if necessary, 5 (April 12).

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