Posted 45 days ago ago by David Fine
Sioux City, Ia. – The Tri-City Storm allowed a goal early in the second and third to the Sioux City Musketeers and dropped, 2-0, Saturday at the Tyson Event Center.
Connor Ford scored at 1:58 of the second. Sampo Ranta added insurance at 2:48 of the third. Tri-City netminder Eric Dop made 34 saves, including 16 in the third.
Sioux City’s Matiss Kivlenieks made 23 saves for his third shutout of the season. The 19-year-old denied seven Storm shots in the third.
The Storm is home for six of its next seven games. Tri-City hosts Lincoln on Tuesday, February 14 at 7:05 p.m., featuring $2 Bud Lights.
Dop recorded ten saves in a scoreless first period. The netminder followed with eight in the second, but allowed the goal to Ford.
On a waffling shot, Ford wristed the puck off a Storm defender’s paraphernalia and it deflected in at 1:58 of the second. Jacob Wilson and Matt Hellickson took the assists.
Tri-City pushed for a tie late in the frame, but Kivlenieks made five more second-period stops. Sioux City led, 1-0, after two.
Ranta added the needed insurance less than three minutes into the third, besting Dop on a left-post shot.
The Storm was 3-for-3 on the penalty kill and 0-for-4 on the power play.
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