Bus Texts with Stutts: Roadrunners Use Power Play to Flip Reign

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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