Recap: Storm Win Overtime Thriller over Muskegon 3-2
Kearney, NE - The Tri-City Storm captured a thrilling overtime victory over the Muskegon Lumberjacks by a final score of 3-2 Saturday night at the Viaero Center in Kearney. Khristian Acosta and Connor McMenamin scored goals in regulation time, and Filip Forsmark netted his 7th goal of the season in overtime to give the Storm a 3-2 win over the Eastern Conference leading Muskegon Lumberjacks. Tri-City returns home Friday night to host the Youngstown Phantoms, puck drop is set for 7:05pm.
Tri-City's Khristian Acosta gave the Storm a lead just over three minutes into the opening period. Acosta's goal was assisted by Benji Eckerle and was scored at the 3:25 mark of the 1st period. The Lumberjacks answered back with goals from Zack Nazzarett and Max Ellis at 16:56 and 18:56 of the 1st period. Despite being outshot 17-10 in the 1st period, Muskegon carried a 2-1 lead into the 2nd period.
No goals were scored in a penalty filled 2nd period, and the Storm trailed 2-1 entering the 3rd period. During the 2nd period, Storm goaltender Isaiah Saville left the game due to injury and was replaced by Jake Barczewski. Barczewski played the final 39:39 of the game and stopped all 11 Lumberjacks shots.
Connor McMenamin tipped a puck behind Muskegon goaltender Brandon Bussi to tie the game 2-2 with under five minutes to play in regulation. Zac Jones and Ronnie Attard recorded assists on McMenamin's goal scored at 15:27 of the 3rd period. Tri-City outshot Muskegon 13-6 in the 3rd period and forced overtime on McMenamin's late goal. In overtime, each team traded chances, but it was Tri-City's Filip Forsmark who netted the game winning goal. Keaton Pehrson set up Forsmark's game winning goal at 1:58 of the overtime period. Tri-City outshot Muskegon 43-23 and skated away with a 3-2 overtime win in one of the season's most thrilling games.
Tri-City returns to action Friday in a home game against the Youngstown Phantoms. Puck drop is scheduled for 7:05pm, with the broadcast beginning on Hockey TV and Storm Radio at 6:45pm. For home game tickets and more information on the Tri-City Storm, visit www.stormhockey.com.
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