INDIANAPOLIS: The Indy Fuel were looking for wins against the Wheeling Nailers and the Quad City Mallards. The Fuel hosted the Nailers in a nail bitter. Then the Fuel traveled to Quad City for an offensive explosion that was not in their favor.
When the Fuel took on the Nailers they were looking for their first win in three games. Getting wins has been hard to come by for the Fuel as of late and getting this one at home would of been great.
In the first period against the Nailers the shots on goal were not terrible, but they could have been better with the Fuel having 9 and the Nailers having 13. Josh Shalla scored his 25 goal of the season to tie the game with 15:09 left in the fist.
Alex Wideman then scored to give the Fuel the lead in the second period scoring his 18th of the season. In the second period the Nailers tied the game and forced it into overtime. The out come is not what the Fuel were hoping for losing 3-2 on home ice.
The shots at the end of the game resulted in 23 for the Fuel and 43 for the Nailers which is another defense problem and needs some attention.
The Fuel then traveled to Quad City to take on the Mallards and try to get a win. After Nick Bligh scored for the Fuel 1:32 into the first period it was all Quad City after that.
The Mallards scored two goals in the first, three in the second and one in the third. The Mallards made it look easy to score so many goals. The Fuel need to make some changes.
The Mallards scored six goals on 42 shots on goal and the Fuel only scored one goal on 27 shots on goal. The Fuel had a rough weekend and will look to bounce back this coming weekend.
The Fuel will play three home games this weekend and look to get back into the win column. Hopefully the Fuel can rebound and get at least two wins this weekend.