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Mustangs continue their slide toward USHL bottom

TULSA -- The Rochester Mustangs woes continued over the weekend in Tulsa.

The Mustangs, with the second fewest points in the United States Hockey League, took on the Tulsa Crude, which has the lowest point total.

But it was the Crude that came out on top in the two games between the two teams, winning 4-3 in a shootout Friday night and 1-0 on Saturday night. The Mustangs did pick up one point for the shootout loss.

The Mustangs have now lost 25 of their last 28 games.

Joe Fallon turned in a brilliant game in goal for the Mustangs Saturday night, stopping 22 of the 23 shots he faced, but Rochester couldn't get the puck past Tulsa goalie Brian Panik.

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The Mustangs got goals from Aaron Degerness, Bryce Anderson and Phil Todd in Friday's game. Yen-I Chen stopped 33 of 36 shots for the Mustangs in that game.

The Crude, which moved from Dubuque to Tulsa this season because of low attendance, drew crowds of onl y 412 and 304 for the two weekend games.

The Mustangs will be on the road for games Friday and Saturday this week, then return home to play Cedar Rapids in a 3 p.m. Sunday game at the Rochester Olmsted Recreation Center.

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