Double OT and bounce back wins highlight Tuesday night

Mullen Wins It In Overtime | Pistons lead series 3-0
Steinbach grabbed a commanding 3-0 series lead after Kirk Mullen scored in double overtime on a power play, pushing the Pistons past the Niverville Nighthawks 3-2. Grady Hoffman scored midway through the third to tie the game. Nighthawks’ goalie Raiden Legall was sensational, doing all he could to will his team to victory making 43 saves. Steinbach’s Cole Plowman answered with 25 stops of his own. Game 4 is set for Thursday night at the CRRC in Niverville.

Bounce Back Special In Virden | Oil Capitals lead series 2-1
The Oil Caps managed to stave off the pesky Neepawa Titans and pick up a big 6-3 on home ice to grab a 2-1 series lead. Despite giving up the first goal of the game less than a minute in, the Oil Caps responded led by Bryce Bryant who had 2 goals and an assist, as well as Josh Lehto who potted one goal and chipped in with 3 helpers. Neepawa’s Hayden Stocks had a solid two-point night while goalie Mason Lobreau faced 39 shots and stopped 34. Game 3 heads back to Neepawa on Thursday night.

Ayotte, Power Play Leads Blizzard In Massive Win | Kings lead series 2-1
The Blizzard and the Dauphin Kings combined to go 5/9 on the power play but when the dust settled after the special team’s battle, it was the Blizzard coming away with a massive win. Griffin Ayotte scored twice while Sam Zagari had a goal and two assists. Jordan Bax continued his torrid goal scoring pace for the Kings scoring a pair of power play goals in the second period, giving him 4 so far in 3 games. Tomas Anderson returned to form in the Blizzard net, stopping 37/40 shots sent his way. With 3 power play goals in the game, the Blizzard now have 5-man advantage goals in the series. The series will shift back to Credit Union Place on Thursday with Dauphin still up 2-1.

Tonight – Portage vs Winkler, Series Tied 1-1
Coming off an extra day of rest, both the Flyers and the Terriers will be looking to grab the advantage with the series now a best of 5. After holding on for a gutsy home win, the Terriers managed to even the series but the Flyers can build on the fact they didn’t quit and made of game of it late. Dalton Andrew and Jakob Jones, both pointless through the first two games, will look to get things going for the home side while the Terriers will need contributions from up and down the lineup but especially their big guns like Daniel Siso and Nathan Lenoski, both of whom are also without a point early in the series. Game 3 is tonight (Wednesday) in Winkler with the drop of the puck at 7:00 pm.