Bus Texts with Stutts: Roadrunners Use Power Play to Flip Reign - LA Kings Insider

Forward Matt Luff and defenseman Zac Leslie struck on the power play in the second period, but the Tucson Roadrunners scored three goals in the first 5:32 of the third period to defeat the Ontario Reign 5-2 Tuesday night at Tucson Arena.

The Roadrunners went 3-for-6 on the power play while the Reign went 2-for-7.

ORI: Fantastic second period for the Reign to make it 2-2, but what did you see at the start of the third period that allowed Tucson to jump back in?
Head Coach Mike Stothers: A quick strike by them on the first shift, 36 seconds in, dictated their readiness to play the final 20 minutes.

ORI: Power plays and penalties were the name of the game. Tough to keep pace and foucs with so many whistles?
Stothers: Apparently it was.

ORI: Texas and San Antonio have had a history of being quick teams that can strike. How is tonight’s game a teaching moment for the upcoming weekend in Texas?
Stothers: A lone wolf will never out run a cheetah, but a pack of wolves will always wear down their prey. Pack mentality!!

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