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With a healthy Sunday night crowd of 1,040 looking on, one of the largest crowds of the season, the Steinbach Pistons beat the Dauphin Kings 5-4 in an MJHL thriller at T.G. Smith Centre in Steinbach.
The Pistons completed their seven-game homestand with an impressive seven straight victories, including three wins in three nights this weekend, beginning with a 5-2 victory over Virden on Friday and then a 4-1 triumph over Dauphin on Saturday in the first of two games against the Kings. The winning streak began Jan. 3 as the Pistons beat the first place Portage Terriers in a shootout.
Last night the Kings gave everything the Pistons could handle and more before Quinton Lisoway scored the winning goal with 1:03 remaining in regulation. It was the second goal of the night for Lisoway as he had three points in the contest. Lisoway now has 10 goals in only 11 games for the Pistons this year.
Dauphin scored the lone goal of the first period and extended their lead to 2-0 midway through the second until the Pistons sprung to life scoring three times in the final five minutes of the middle frame to take the lead for the first time. Daniel Taillefer, Bradley Schoonbaert and Lisoway were the goal-scorers in that three-minute outburst.
Denis Bosc, back in the line-up this weekend after a lengthy absence due to injury, gave the Pistons a 4-2 lead as he scored in the opening minute of the third. But the Kings weren’t dead yet as local product Landon Plett, toiling for the Kings, scored twice in a minute to quickly tie this game, before Lisoway ended it in the final minute.
Steinbach outshot Dauphin 39-31 as Roman Bengert picked up the win for the Pistons.
The second place Pistons improve their record to 33-9-2, 10 points back of leading Portage although the Pistons have two games in hand on the Terriers.
The Pistons have a well-deserved rest this week before they hit the road next weekend with another three games in three nights as they are at OCN on Friday, then Dauphin on Saturday before finishing off at Waywayseecappo Sunday night.