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Pastujov and Boucher generate multi-goal games in 8-5 loss

Friday, November 11th
Pastujov and Boucher generate multi-goal games in 8-5 loss

Independence, MO – The Iowa Heartlanders received a pair of goals from Matt Boucher and Mike Pastujov, but Kansas City racked up four goals in the third period to win, 8-5, Friday at Cable Dahmer Arena. Boucher generated his first mult-goal game and a season-best four points (2g, 2a), while Pastujov (2g, 1a) registered his first multi-goal game ever. Alec Broetzman also scored. Matt Murphy created three goals with assists (one primary, two secondary helpers).Iowa’s Boucher scored on the first shot of the game at 1:17 of the first. Pastujov angled it from the top of the left circle diagonally onto Boucher’s stick at the right dot. He slung it low and through the five-hole of the netminder for his fourth of the season, best on the team. Three of Boucher’s four goals have been at even strength. The Mavericks evened the score with 8:33 to go in the frame with a redirect at net front from Keeghan Howdeshell.Boucher scored again early in the second, this time on the first shot of the middle frame. He cranked in a one-knee, one-timed slap shot from the high slot, assisted by Yuki Miura, who fed from the bottom of the dot to Boucher. It was Boucher’s seventh career multi-goal effort.Kansas City struck with the next three goals, all of which came in a three-minute span late in the second, to flip it to a 4-2 score.Iowa’s Pastujov went to work with the next two goals, ripping in back-to-back power-play goals on back-to-back shots in a 33-second span. The second Pastujov snipe came from the right circle, receiving a cross-ice pass from Boucher and teeing it up with a snipe that bested the netminder and sprawling defenders.In the third frame, Kansas City scored the first two goals to take a 6-4 lead. With 6:06 left, Broetzman sniped in his second pro goal with a left slot rip top shelf, a power-play marker. Nolan Orzeck and Nick Campoli were credited with assists.Corbin Kaczperski made 22 saves in defeat. Dillon Kelley blocked 29 shots and allowed five goals in victory.Box ScoreThe Heartlanders visit Wichita on Sat., Nov. 12 at 7:05 p.m. Iowa returns home on Sun., Nov. 20 for SpongeBob SquarePants Nickelodeon Day presented by Advance Auto Parts. View the team’s full promo schedule at iowaheartlanders.com/promotions.  Single-game tickets, group ticket options, partial plans and season ticket memberships are available for Heartlanders home games at Xtream Arena.  Call 319-569-PUCK or visit iowaheartlanders.com/tickets for more information.