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BAKALA SHUT OUT HANDS INDY 4-0 WIN OVER GREENVILLE

Sunday, February 21st
BAKALA SHUT OUT HANDS INDY 4-0 WIN OVER GREENVILLE

INDIANAPOLIS -In the second game in a row against the Greenville Swamp Rabbits, the Fuel looked to respond to a loss on Friday night. Scoring three goals in the third period, Indy’s Dan Bakala would shut out the Swamp Rabbits en route to a 4-0 win on Saturday night. 

Indy took the early lead in the first period when Michael McNicholas wired a slapshot over the shoulder of Ryan Bednard to take a 1-0 lead. Doubling their lead on the power play with five minutes left in the period, Alex Rauter deflected a wrist shot by Willie Raskob to give Indy a 2-0 lead. Mike Lee tripled the Fuel’s lead when he jumped on a loose puck and fired a slap shot from the point past Bednard to send Indy into the locker room leading 3-0. 

Outshot 6-2 in the first half of the second period, Dan Bakala and the Fuel defense would have to weather the Greenville storm for the first 10 minutes. The Swamp Rabbits would get a chance midway through the period but would be denied by Dan Bakala with a behind-the-back save that would be reviewed and determined no goal. Neither team would be able to breakthrough in the middle stanza, sending the Fuel into the intermission leading 3-0. 

Through the first ten minutes of the final period, neither team would be able to capitalize on their scoring chances. Each team would earn a chance on the man-advantage but would be denied by the respective penalty kills. Alex Rauter would put home the empty netter with less than a minute left to give Indy a 4-0 win on Saturday night. 

Various ticket options are now on sale for the Fuel’s 7th season at Indiana Farmers Coliseum! Lock up your seat for every second of the action at Indiana Farmers Coliseum with a Fuel Ticket Plan – grab yours by heading to IndyFuelHockey.com or by calling the Fuel front office at 317-925-FUEL. Don’t forget to follow the Fuel on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram (IndyFuel) for news, updates, contests and much more throughout the 2020-21 season. 

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