By: Mallards Communications Staff
03/29/2016 2:13 PM
David Shantz made 37 saves and Landon Oslanski scored the only goal as the host Wichita Thunder (17-38-12) blanked the Quad City Mallards (33-27-6) 1-0 Tuesday night.
Despite the defeat, the Mallards remain three points ahead of the Tulsa Oilers in the race for the eighth and final playoff spot in the ECHL's Western Conference.
Shantz made his most vital save of the night when he stopped Sam Warning's breakaway bid with just over a minute remaining in the game.
Oslanski jammed in the decisive goal from the doorstep at 13:35 of the first period.
The Mallards return to action on the road tomorrow night against the Missouri Mavericks. The Mallards next play on home ice Friday night at 7:05 p.m. against the Tulsa Oilers. Friday also brings the return of $1 Dog/$1 Beer Night presented by 97X and MetroLINK College Night. After Friday night’s game fans can head to Blackwater Jack’s Saloon at Stoney Creek Inn for a postgame party at which Mallards players will be among the guests. Stoney Creek Inn is located at 101 18th Street in Moline, just blocks from the iWireless Center.
Single game tickets for all Mallards regular season home games- including Friday night’s contest- 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. Tickets are available for $10, $16, $20 and $24.