Jets lose grip on first place
The Jets fell to 35-15-3 and Bandits improved to 35-13-2 to hold a 72-71 lead in points. The teams play the rubber match of the three-game series this afternoon.
Ryan Stouffer gave the Bandits a 1-0 lead with a goal at 7 minutes, 28 seconds of the first period. Jake Horton’s goal pulled Janesville into a tie at 1:39 of the second period.
Rance Hughes gave St. Louis the lead for good, 2-1, with a goal at 6:57 of the second. The Bandits added an empty-net goal at 19:04 of the third to seal the victory.
Tony Kujava stopped 17 shots for Janesville, while the Bandits Tyler Green stopped 24.
ST. LOUIS 3, JANESVILLE 1
Janesville 0 1 0—1
St. Louis 1 1 1—3
St.L—Ryan Stouffer (Joe Kalisz, Rance Hughes), 7:28.
J—Jake Horton (Jayce Paulseth, William Preston), 1:39; StL—Rance Hughes (Joe Kalisz, Ryan Stouffer), 6:57.
St.L—Rance Hughes (emptynet) (Brett Bauza), 19:04.
Saves—Tony Kujava (J) 17, Tyler Green (St.L) 24.
Last updated: 8:01 pm Thursday, December 13, 2012