NAHL Playoffs 2013
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Texas boosted by Leisner's play in net, beats Topeka 2-1
Story by Narrative Science.
Hunter Leisner stood on his head and made 35 saves to lead the Texas Tornado to a 2-1 victory over the Topeka RoadRunners.
The win gave Texas a 1-0 lead in the best of five series.
Topeka excelled on the penalty kill, not giving up a single goal in three chances. The Tornado were unable to stop the RoadRunners from sending pucks towards the net, and Topeka eventually piled up 36 shots on goal.
The RoadRunners were led by Tyler Andrew, who scored the team's only goal. Andrew scored on the power play 18:40 into the second period to make the score 1-1. A cross checking penalty on Nick Blas had put Topeka on the power play. Kevin Patterson picked up the assist.
Texas incurred four minutes in penalty time with two minors. Spencer Viele rejected 13 shots on goal for the RoadRunners. Topeka incurred six minutes in penalty time with three minors.