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Stampede Falls in Overtime During Game Two

April 16, 2024 - United States Hockey League (USHL)
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KEARNEY, NEB.- The Sioux Falls Stampede and Tri-City Storm have evened up the playoff series with the Herd falling to the Storm, 3-2, in overtime. Noah Eyre and Jaksen Panzer each netted goals for the Herd with Christian Manz in between the pipes.

The Stampede came out dominant in the first period with Noah Eyre taking the first goal of the night at the 8:34 mark. Helped out by Hunter Anderson, last night's overtime, game-winning goal scorer, Eyre's goal was the only one in the first period. The Storm had plenty of opportunities to score throughout the first, marking 16 shots on Manz's net. Along with the high number of shots, the Storm was also gifted three powerplay opportunities during this period.

Tri-City's Cameron Briere tied the game up just 53 seconds into the second frame, on a powerplay. Around 7:30 into the period, a late hit on Stampede Captain Jack Phelan led to three penalties, two on the Herd and one on Tri-City. These penalties wouldn't make any changes to the scoreboard. At the 14-minute mark, Jaksen Panzer earned the Herd its second lead of the night, assisted by Tyler Borgula. This would put the Herd up 2-1 heading into the final regulation frame.

The Storm tied the game back up halfway through the final frame, scoring on a powerplay caused by a cross-checking call on Kaz Sobieski. No more scoring in the period pushed the game into overtime for the second time this series. During the overtime period, each team had a powerplay opportunity, but it would be the Storm's Owen Beckner who would take the game-winning goal.

Goaltender Christian Manz stopped 33-of-36 shots on his net, four of which came in overtime. His .917 save percentage is around .033 better than last night's overtime winning game. Manz Marked a goals-against average of 2.53. Both games in this series have lasted 71 minutes and 14 seconds, giving Manz 142:28 between the pipes just in playoffs so far.

The Herd and Storm meet again tomorrow to either have the Herd heading into the second round of playoffs or heading home with the season over. The winner of this best-of-three series heads to Fargo, N.D. this weekend to play two games before heading home and hosting at least one game on home ice. If it is the Stampede that makes this push, more information on tickets and schedules will be released following the end of Round One.

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