Playing three games in three days can drain the energy out of some hockey teams, but the Wranglers excelled in that situation Sunday, sprinting to a three-goal first-period lead against the Victoria Salmon Kings on their way to a 6-2 victory at the Orleans Arena.
A day after turning 36, the Ferraro brothers — twins Peter and Chris — combined for three goals and two assists for Las Vegas (17-17-4), with Peter scoring two goals and Chris adding a goal and two assists.
Mike Hamilton netted two goals, defenseman Dan Spang tied a franchise record with four assists and defenseman Steve Makway matched a Wranglers record with a plus-5 rating as Las Vegas salvaged a win in its three-game set with the Salmon Kings (28-11-4).
The Wranglers, who suffered a 2-1 shootout loss to Victoria on Friday and a 4-2 defeat Saturday, climbed back to the .500 mark with the win.
Wes Goldie and Chris St. Jacques scored power-play goals for Victoria, which finished 2-for-8 with the man advantage and lost despite outshooting Las Vegas 39-29.
Wranglers goaltender Kevin Lalande (5-7-2) made 37 saves in his third game in three days, and Salmon Kings goalie Julien Ellis (5-2-1) stopped 23 of 28 shots.
Hamilton gave Las Vegas a 1-0 lead with a power-play goal 6:45 into the contest, and he made it a 5-2 game with an empty-net goal with 1:04 left to play.
Kelly Czuy’s goal capped the scoring with 35 seconds remaining in regulation.
The Wranglers will host Phoenix at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday.
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