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Rush Drop 3-2 Overtime Decision in Game Three

April 3, 2013 - Central Hockey League (CHL) - Rapid City Rush News Release

(Independence, MO) - At the Independence Events Center on Wednesday night, the Rapid City Rush had a chance to push the Missouri Mavericks to the brink of elimination in game three of the CHL's opening round series. Despite trailing in both the second and third periods, the Mavericks battled back to force overtime and eventually claimed a 3-2 win. The Rush now lead the best-of-seven series 2-1 with game four set for Friday at 6:05pm MST

After stellar goaltending by both Tim Boron and Mathieu Corbeil through the opening twenty minutes, both teams were finally able to break through in the second period. Rapid City drew first blood when Scott Brannon collected his first pro playoff point with a goal set up by Dan Gendur on a two-on-one chance. Less than four minutes later, the Mavericks answered back when Andrew Courtney exited the penalty box and capitalized on a breakaway at the 6:49 mark.

The teams again exchanged goals midway through the third, beginning with Damian Surma's tally at the 8:29 mark, his first goal since February 15th giving Rapid City a 2-1 lead. Only 2:08 later, Courtney struck again, this time deflecting a shot from Dave Pszenyczny to force the eventual overtime period.

With a powerplay chance early in the overtime frame, Pszenyczny set up Kellan Tochkin at the bottom of the right circle, and the rookie lifted a shot to the short side for the 3-2 game winner.

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