San Francisco Bulls v Las Vegas Wranglers, February 6, 2013 - photo courtesy of Mike Tkacheff via San Francisco Bulls web page -

Bulls Try Carry to Momentum Against Struggling Wranglers: Game Preview

The San Francisco Bulls will wrap up their road trip as they head to Las Vegas for a two game set against the Wranglers.

The Bulls (21-19-7) still sit four points back of seventh place Utah, while the Wranglers (28-23-5) are in fifth place just two points ahead of the sixth place Colorado Eagles. The Bulls are coming off a hard fought five to four victory in the shoot out. The Wranglers have struggled recently as they have one win in their last five games, but prior to that they had won nine straight games. The Wranglers dominated the Bulls five to nothing in the last meeting between the two. San Francisco is 1-1-1 against Las Vegas on the year.

The Bulls showed their toughness and resiliency last game as they fought back to tie the game four different time forcing the game into the shoot out. Dean Ouellet was the spark plug of the offense as he had two assists and had the only goal in the shoot out period. Peter Sivak’s team leading 27th goal of season was the goal to tie the game up and send it into overtime. Thomas Heemskerk player valiantly as the Bulls gave Taylor Nelson the day off. Heemskerk had 35 saves on 39 shots and was perfect in overtime and in the shoot out. Nelson will most likely get tapped for the start tonight as he was solid in his last two outings as he had 80 saves on 85 shots in the two games.

The Wranglers are in the midst of a rough stretch as they have one win in the last five. The Wranglers have been struggling offensively as they have 10 goals in their current five game stretch. Leading scorer Andrew Sarauer has been playing well lately as he has 14 points in his last 10 games and has 46 on the season. Judd Blackwater has been on fire as well with 14 points in nine games, which included a six game point streak at the beginning of it. Wranglers goalie Mitch O’Keefe has played well in his last two starts as he has 57 saves on 59 shots and has only surrendered one goal in each of those contest.

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