Powless' Ot Goal Gives Knighthawks Thrilling Victory
In one of most thrilling games of the season, the Rochester Knighthawks defeated the Minnesota Swarm 15-14 in overtime tonight at Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul, Minn. Johnny Powless' goal at 1:59 of OT capped off an incredible comeback.
The Knighthawks fought off seven Minnesota leads to force overtime with three goals in the final four minutes. Stephen Keogh tied at the game at 14 with his career-high sixth goal of the night with just 24 seconds to play.
That set the stage for Powless who fired a low shot past Zach Higgins for the winner. The goal was Powless' third of the night, to go along with one assist. Cody Jamieson, who assisted on the winner, recorded a career-high eight assist in a 10-point effort.
Craig Point, who had the second assist on Powless' OT goal, picked up four points (2+2). Dan Dawson also chipped in four points (1+3). In goal, Matt Vinc made 38 saves, including two big stops in overtime, to earn the win as Rochester improved to 10-4.
Minnesota got a 40-save effort from Higgins and a nine-point night from Callum Crawford (3+6). Rookie Logan Schuss chipped in three goals and three assists. The game marked the third overtime game in four contests for Minnesota, who fell to 3-11.
The home-and-home series shifts to Rochester on Saturday, April 5th for a 7:30 p.m. contest at The Blue Cross Arena. The game is available on Sportsradio 950 ESPN and online at www.sportsradio950espn.com.
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