By: Mallards Communications Staff
02/22/2017 12:34 AM
Photo: Sean Flynn Photography/Quad City Mallards
Grant Arnold scored the only goal of the shootout after Josh MacDonald scored both Quad City Mallard regulation goals and C.J. Motte made 36 saves over 65 minutes and five more in the shootout to propel the Mallards (30-20-2) to a 3-2 shootout victory over the host Fort Wayne Komets (30-15-7) Wednesday night.
Arnold scored the game winner after a total of nine unsuccessful shooters preceded him in the shootout.
The Komets did earn one point after battling back from a 2-0 deficit to tie the score. Brett Perlini cut the Mallard lead in half by burying Gabriel Desjardins' centering pass at 9:54 of the second period. Kyle Follmer's one-timer from the slot knotted the contest at two at 8:20 of the third period.
MacDonald's wrist shot from the left wing circle had opened the scoring with just one minute and six seconds left in the first period. MacDonald scored his second from the high slot at 2:06 of the second period.
The Mallards next play at home Friday night at 7:05 p.m. against the Kalamazoo Wings. The first 1,000 fans through the doors for that game will receive free Mallards drink koozies courtesy of Local 4 News. Friday is also another $2 Dog/$2 Beer Night presented by 97X. Fans can enjoy $2 hot dogs and beers from iWireless Center concession stands during every Friday Mallards home game. In addition, the Mallards have once again this season partnered with Metro to provide transit service between Augustana College and downtown Moline during all Friday home games. As part of Metro’s unlimited ride program, Augustana riders can use their Augustana ID as their fare.
Single game tickets for all Mallards regular season home games- including Friday night's game- are on sale now at the iWireless Center box office, Ticketmaster outlets, ticketmaster.com and Ticketmaster charge-by-phone toll free at 1-800-745-3000. The box office is open weekdays from 10:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.