Two second-period goals were enough to do in the Missouri Mavericks on the ice on Friday night.
After a scoreless first period, the Allen Americans scored two goals in the second period and turned that into a 3-1 victory over the Mavericks at Silverstein Eye Centers Arena.
Kevin Tansey answered with a goal at the 13:40 mark of the second period, but the Mavericks would not score again.
Allen tacked on a goal in the waning seconds for the final margin.
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The two teams will go at it again on Saturday night at 7:05.