Codey Behun had 2 goals, and Jeremy Link stopped 44 shots as the Winnipeg Blues edged the Steinbach Pistons 2-1 Tuesday night at the BellMTS Iceplex.
Pistons goalie Matt Radomsky kept the Pistons in it all night long, stopping 23 of 25 Blues shots including two highlight reel saves in the third period to keep it a one goal game.
Steinbach opened the scoring 6:06 into the first period, as Brady Tatro snuck one past Link to make it 1-0. Brendan Martin and Brendan Westbrook had the helpers on Tatro’s 2nd goal of the season.
Behun answered for the Blues on the powerplay, as his slapper whizzed past Radomsky and in to tie it up. Michael Ladyman and Kelton Sutherland notched the assists on Behun’s 5th of the year.
Behun then came in on the left wing and chipped it past Radomsky to give the Blues the 2-1 lead 5:33 into the second frame, with Blaise Arkle getting the lone assist.
The Pistons came close to equalizing in the second, as they beat Link four times in the frame. But all of them hit the post. None of them came as close as Brendan Martin during the latter stages of the second as he was left all alone in the slot, but hit the crossbar and out.
Steinbach was dealt a blow in the third period, as Brendan Westbrook received a five-minute kneeing penalty and a game misconduct. The Pistons couldn’t recover, and Winnipeg skated away with a 2-1 victory.
The Pistons were 0 for 5 on the power play, while the Blues were 1 for 5.
Steinbach will have a back-to-back home games on Thanksgiving weekend. They will play the Swan Valley Stampeders at the TG Smith on Saturday night at 7:30 pm, followed by a matchup with the Winkler Flyers on Sunday at 7:00 pm. You can get your tickets for both games at Steinbachpistons.ca.