Reeling Roadrunners blown home again by Texas, 5-2 | Roadrunners
In their last five games, the Roadrunners have led just 16 of 304 minutes of play.
Adin Hill, the Roadrunners all-time leader in goalie appearances and wins, also sacked Tucson Arena on Friday on a conditioning loan from the Arizona Coyotes to the NHL. Hill saw his first NHL action of the season last week in a backup appearance, stopping 14 shots in the third period and in overtime as the Coyotes recovered from a three-goal deficit to defeat the Ducks at ‘Anaheim during a shootout.
But Hill’s conditioning camp in Tucson will be limited – two weeks at most, by league rule. Hill’s one-sided NHL contract means these next few games could end up being the last time Hill takes the crease in a Roadrunners jersey.
“We let, I don’t know how many, strange men run down on Hiller tonight, and he stood there for us when he could. But we just have to be better all around, ”said Tucson forward Michael Bunting of Hill, who despite having five goals against himself had a 17-save scoreless second period as Tucson tried to make it. come back in the running.
Hill finished with 31 saves on 36 shots against, while the Roadrunners beat the Stars for the second time in as many games thanks to those 26 in the third. Texas goalkeeper Tomas Scholl stopped 40 of the 42 faced last night.
Stars’ goals on Friday included scorers Riley Tufte, Adam Mascherin and Nikita Scherbak in the first, followed by Anthony Louis and Scherbak again in the third.