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Americans win first of two in Rapid City

RADID CITY, South Dakota-- Despite being outshot by 22 the Allen Americans won 5-4 in overtime over Rapid City.


Rapid City held a 50-28 advantage with shots on goal. The Rush were 0 for 6 on powerplays. The man advantage is how Allen started the scoring (Tyler Wooddisee) in the first period. Allen was up (Bruce Graham) 2-0 before Rapid City knocked home two scores to tie the game at two.


The Rush took the lead in the second period but Allen's Jarret Lukin nailed a powerplay shot to tie the score.


The Americans took back the lead with a short handed goal from Christian Gaudet. Rapid City scored to tie the game and ended regulation.


Tyler Wooddisee's second goal of the night gave the Americans the overtime win. Chris Whitley was bombarded with shots and stopped 46 Rush attempts.


The teams drop puck again tonight in Rapid City.

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