By: Mallards Communications Staff
03/04/2022 10:37 PM
Photo: Sean Flynn Photography/Quad City Mallards
Chase Lang scored twice as the host Quad City Mallards (32-22-3) ripped off six unanswered goals on the way to a 6-1 victory over the Indy Fuel (15-37-5) Saturday night.
The Mallards broke the game open with three second period goals. Lang's tip-in stretched the 2-1 lead the Mallards held after one period to 3-1 at 9:33 of the second. At 13:08, Brady Brassart- who also had an assist- deflected Mike Wilson's blue blast in under the cross bar to widen the gap to 4-1. Grant Arnold completed the second period onslaught by burying Kevin Gibson's centering pass at 18:51.
Lang capped off the win when he tipped in the sixth Mallard goal from the doorstep at 9:03 of the third period.
The Mallard goal rush only started after the Fuel took a 1-0 lead when Nick Bligh's centering pass was deflected home one minute and 32 seconds into the game. Chris Francis pounced on a rebound to even the score at 13:57 of the first period. Josh MacDonald broke the tie by jamming in another rebound with just 33 seconds left in the first.
The Mallards return to action on the road next Friday night against the Wheeling Nailers. The Mallards next play on home ice Wednesday night, March 15, against the Kalamazoo Wings. That game and all Mallards Wednesday night home games face off at the special early start time of 6:35 p.m.
Single game tickets for all Mallards regular season home games- including the March 15 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.