ALLEN, TX — The Rapid City Rush were able to put together another complete game to cap off their road trip with a 3-2 victory over the Allen Americans on Sunday.
Anthony Collins put together a career night and Adam Morrison had another solid effort between the pipes that led to another strong victory over their divisional foes.
Rapid City was able to light the goal lamp first for only the second time during their four-game road trek. Collins fired a shot on net that was initially stopped by Americans netminder Jamie Murray but Collins recovered the loose puck and drove it home for the 1-0 lead at 13:07. Less than 90 seconds later the Americans were able to square the game when the puck bounced off Greger Hanson from a shot by Joel Chouinard at 14:35 and made its way by Morrison. The Rush moved back on top yet again at 15:19 when Mark Cooper took the feed from Christian Horn and rifled a one-timer by Murray to give the Boys from the Black Hills a 2-1 advantage heading into the first intermission.
The middle frame was filled with an offensive flurry of shots on net, both teams combining for 30 total scoring chances. Only Collins was able to beat the opposition’s netminder, though, as he pushed Rapid City’s advantage to 3-1 at the 7:45 mark, taking the rebound off a shot from Alex Mikulovich.
The Americans made things interesting in the final period when Spencer Asuchak scored on a deflection from a shot by Mike Gunn that made its way by Morrison at 4:09. The Rush netminder held strong, though, holding off the late rally that included a 6-on-5 man advantage after Murray was pulled.
Adam Morrison is credited with the win, his third consecutive, stopping 38-of-40 shots on the night while Jamie Murray takes the loss stopping 27-of-30 shots faced.
The win gives the Rush a clean two points and earning the full eight possible points on their road trip. Rapid City now returns to the Black Hills for an eight game home stand that starts this Friday night. The Rush will face the South Carolina Stingrays for the first time in franchise history. Puck drop is slated for 7:05 pm MT.
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