STEPHEN SYLVANIE / SPECIAL TO THE SUN
Saturday, Nov. 10, 2012 | 12:50 a.m.
The Las Vegas Wranglers’ slump continued as their losing streak was extended to four games, following a 2-1 loss to the Alaska Aces on Friday at the Orleans Arena.
The Wranglers dropped to 3-5-0-1 and find themselves in last place in the Western Conference early in the season. The Aces, on the other hand, improved to 7-4-0-0, and are two points behind the Idaho Steelheads and Ontario Reign.
Nick Mazzolini scored two goals to lead the Aces.
Per the continuing trend with the Wranglers, the opposing team drew first blood in the first period.
Mazzolini scored a power-play goal at the 8:56 mark. Garry Nunn and Kane Lafranchise assisted on the goal.
Then 11 minutes into the second period, the Wranglers snapped 172 minutes of scoreless hockey when Eric Lampe scored to level the game at 1.
The score remained tied for close to eight minutes before Mazzolini scored his second goal of the night.
Alaska’s Mark Guggenberger made 30 saves, while Las Vegas’ Joe Fallon saved 35 of 37 shots.
The two teams wrap up a three-game set Saturday at the Orleans Arena.