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Shaky Start Handcuffs Pistons En Route to 5-2 Loss

The Steinbach Pistons drop game 4 to the Dauphin Kings with a slow first period leading to a 5-2 loss.

Klim Georgiev opened the scoring for the Dauphin Kings as he took a shot from the point that Harkness couldn’t see putting them up 1-0.

Six minutes later Garret Hrechka put the Kings up 2-0 with the assists from Jeriah Shantz and Jayden Harris.

Steinbach had a great scoring chance with just over 6-minutes left in the period as Dawson Milliken made a net drive and the Pistons put in the the rebound, but the goal was waved off and Milliken was assessed a 2-minute minor for goaltender interference.

Dauphin capitalized on the powerplay as Mathew Rathbone scored off a cross crease pass putting the Kings up 3-0.

Steinbach was down 3-0 after the first period and was outshot 16-8 by the Kings.

The Pistons made a goalie change after the first period, taking out Simon Harkness who made 13/16 saves and putting in Will Hambley.

Steinbach got on the board just over 6-minutes into the second period. Quinton Pepper picked up a loose puck in the crease and tucked it past Carson Cherepak to make it 3-1.

Zac Patrick brought the Pistons to within one as he took a shot from the point that Cherepak didn’t see with Josh Nelson and Zach Power getting the assists.

The Pistons were down 3-2 after two periods of play with the shot totals 23-21 for the Kings.

Nakodan Greyeyes spoiled the Pistons comeback and extended the Kings lead to 4-2 just under 4-minutes into the third period.

Jeriah Shantz scored at the 12:39 mark making it 5-2 and solidifying the win for the Kings, and tying the series up 2-2.