Indianapolis: With three away games this weekend the Indy Fuel had their hands full with the Allen Americans Friday and Saturday, then the Tulsa Oilers on Sunday. The Fuel were looking to stop a seven game losing streak going into the weekend against a very good Americans team. The Fuel knew they had their hands full this weekend and needed to come up with a win or two.
The Fuel first visited the Americans in Texas for back to back games. The Fuel knew they were going to have their hands full with a team competing for a good playoff spot. Friday night the Fuel got off to a slow start letting the Americans score one in the first at the 19:46 minute mark, one 55 seconds into the second period and one 36 seconds into the third on a power play goal.
The Fuel got a couple goals themselves in the third period one coming 14:26 minute mark and another at the 17:55 minute mark. The rally fell short though as the Fuel ran out of time to score goals. They did however only let up 27 shots on goal this game to keep the damage to a minimum which is a good improvement.
Saturday though took a turn for the worst; the Fuel could not get anything in goal. The Americans however were not shy about scoring goals of their own. The Americans scored one in the first period at the 4:24 minute mark. The Fuel still had a chance going to the locker rooms at intermission.
Then the second period started and it fell from there with the Americans scoring again 0:24 seconds into the start of the period and again at the 11:20. At this point the Fuel had to of been furious for falling apart so early and not being able to get anything going this late in the game.
The third period then came and went just as fast with three more Allen goals and the Fuel were ready to end the day and get out of Texas. They lost both of these games and were ready to take on the Tulsa Oilers.
Sunday the Fuel took on the Oilers in a game they desperately needed now on a nine game losing streak. The Fuel got down to business scoring first on a power play goal at the 2:54 mark it was scored by Nick Bligh and assisted by Alex Wideman and Zach Miskovic.
Two more goals were then scored in the second by the Fuel and three in the third one being an empty netter. The Fuel FINALLY got the win they needed beating the Oilers 6-2 even though the Oilers had 54 shots on goal to the Fuels 33.
Eric Levine was also the big name for the Fuel with a career high 52 saves, and the big guy Josh Shalla got his 100th career goal against the Oilers. It was a great night for the Fuel getting the win and setting career highs.
All in all it was a decent weekend for the Fuel finally busting the losing streak and getting that much needed win. Now they just need to win a few at home to make the fans happy!