Steel Drop Capitols in Overtime, 4-3
MADISON, WISCONSIN - Chicago Steel center Adam Robbins (2-1-3) tied the game in the third period before punching home the game winner in overtime Friday night in a 4-3 win over the Madison Capitols at Capitol Ice Arena. The Steel are now 5-1-0-0 on the road this season including the current four game winning streak away from home.
Steel left wing Christian Sarlo opened the scoring with his first career USHL goal 8:01 into his second game. Center Adam Robbins started the play behind the Madison net and sent a pass to Sarlo in the slot who fired a one-time shot past the glove of Capitols goaltender Garrett Mackay. With the assist, Robbins extended his point streak to three games (4-2-6). The second-year forward has seven points (3-4-7) in three games against Madison this season.
The Capitols tied the game 12:26 into the second period when defenseman Christian Berger chipped a rebound home past Chicago goaltender Justin Robbins.
The Steel regained the lead 1:38 later when center Jake Schmaltz scored his first career USHL goal. The play started when right wing Mathieu De St. Phalle sent the puck to left wing Gunnarwolfe Fontaine who carried to the offensive zone before he dropped the puck to Schmaltz in the slot for a one-time shot. The secondary assist was De St. Phalle's first point since joining the Steel.
Madison evened the score for the second time in the period one minute later when forward Robert Blueger fired a shot past the glove of Robbins after forward Carson Bantle's shot was saved but he collected the rebound and sent a pass to Blueger in the slot.
The Capitols took their first lead of the game 6:12 into the third period when forward Chaz Smedsrud scored on the powerplay as Robbins was screened. The goal was Smedsrud's third of the season against the Steel in as many games.
Chicago tied the game with 8:08 to play when Adam Robbins finished off a net-front scrum after a defenseman John Spetz sent a shot in from the point. This was the 15th time in the first 13 games of the season that Chicago has tied the game.
Chicago finishes the weekend in Michigan for a Saturday night showdown with the Team USA U-17 team at 6 p.m. CT.
The Steel return home Friday, Nov. 23 for Elf: A Fifteenth Anniversary Celebration game as the Cedar Rapids RoughRiders come to town. The Black Friday game is also a Steel Family Pack game with a pack of four tickets, four hot dogs, four sodas and four chuck-a-pucks starting at just $48.
Tickets for all Steel home games are on sale now starting at just $10 and stadium seating on the glass is available for just $20. Parking is always free. The Steel offer discounted tickets for groups and season ticket plans start at just 5 games for $45.
For more information, call 855-51-STEEL or visit ChicagoSteelHockeyTeam.com.
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