The Steinbach Pistons went to overtime for a fourth consecutive game, but this time the opposing team came out on top.
Riley Shamray scored a power play goal forty-one seconds into the extra frame as the Dauphin Kings came back to defeat the Pistons 2-1, and in the process snap Steinbach’s season best seven-game win streak.
Matt Radomsky was sensational in the Piston crease with 39 saves, but unfortunately comes out with the wrong outcome. Kings goalie Ethan Slobodzian got the win with 26 saves for Dauphin.
The Kings came out flying and caught the Pistons on their heels for much of the first period, but Radomsky was on top of his game to keep the game scoreless after twenty minutes.
Dauphin was once again aggressive in the second period, but Steinbach found their legs late in the middle frame to control play. The Pistons were finally able to get out to a lead with less than a minute to go, as Tanner Mole was sent in on a breakaway. Mole beat Slobodzian with a backhand five hole deke to put Steinbach in front 1-0. Jack Kilroy and Tyson McConnell had the assists on Mole’s 21st of the season.
Steinbach played a solid road third period, as the Kings didn’t get many quality scoring chances. After the Pistons missed an opportunity to double their lead on a 3-on-1 rush with 1:30 to go, the Kings pulled their goalie immediately and controlled the play in the Steinbach zone.
Leeam Tivers threw the puck on goal from the side of the net, and it got through Radomsky to break the shutout bid and made it 1-1 with 1:15 to go.
With 16 seconds left, Easton Bennett was called for a questionable cross-checking penalty 200 feet from his own goal when it looked like he unintentionally ran into a Kings defender.
The Kings made the Pistons pay in overtime, as Shamray unloaded a bomb from the top that beat a screened Radomsky for the win.
Steinbach went 0 for 3 on the power play, while the Kings went 1 for 6.
UP NEXT: These same two teams will meet again tomorrow night at Credit Union Place. Puck drop is at 7:30 pm, catch all the action live on HockeyTV or on your radio at MIX 96 and Steinbachonline.com.