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The Steinbach Pistons defeated the Dauphin Kings 4-3 in overtime Friday night in Dauphin as the Pistons scored an important comeback victory in their quest to stay ahead of the Winkler Flyers in the race for second place in the MJHL standings.
Dan Taillefer had another banner game for the Pistons as he scored at 3:03 of overtime to complete the comback for the Pistons. Taillefer, the leading scorer for the Pistons, had two goals and an assist and now has 74 points in 56 games this season.
It appeared the Pistons were headed for certain defeat last night in Dauphin as the Kings owned a 3-1 late in the third period. But Bradley Schoonbaert scored with 4:48 remaining to narrow the gap to 3-2 and then Cole Snith tied it on the powerplay with 2:26 left in the third, his 23rd of the campaign, to send this game to overtime. Defenceman Eddie Eades picked up two assists on the night for the Pistons.
The Pistons outshot the Kings by a wide margin, 42-23. Jeremy Wik got the win in net for the Pistons.
Steinbach’s record improves to 42-10-4, four points ahead of the third place Flyers, who lost 4-3 to Virden last night. In other games, it was Portage defeating OCN 5-1 and Winnipeg edged Selkirk 2-1 in overtime.
Last night’s game in Dauphin was the first of three in three nights on the road for the Pistons this weekend. Tonight they travel to Neepawa to take on the Natives at 7:30 p.m. at the Yellowhead Centre and then close out the weekend Sunday at Swan River as they take on the Swan Valley Stampeders at 6:00 p.m.