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Lakeshore falls to Dresden in overtime, 6-5 (OT)
Story by Narrative Science.
The Dresden Kings pulled out a 6-5 (OT) overtime victory over the Lakeshore Canadiens on a clutch goal by Jordan Durston.
The win moved Dresden to down 2-1 in the best of seven series.
The Kings overcame a four-goal deficit to capture the victory. Dresden fell behind 5-1 after a goal by Lakeshore's Zack Bedard at 19:04 in the second period. The Kings tied things up at 5-5 on a power play goal by Derek Daly at 19:00 in the third period.
Daly had two goals to lead Dresden to victory.
Referees had their hands full with a major incident at 20:00 into the second period. Four fighting penalties were dished out along with two game misconducts.
The Canadiens were unable to stop the Kings from sending pucks towards the net, and Dresden eventually piled up 50 shots on goal. The Kings' defensemen played an important role in the offense, chipping in two goals.
Dresden also had goals scored by Jim McKinlay, Dillon Liberty, and Derek Shaw, who scored one goal each. In addition, Dresden received assists from Ross Krieger, who had two, Will Tetzlaff, who had three, and Dede Cato, Derrick VanEvery, and DJ Sapone, who contributed one each.
The Canadiens were helped by Brenden Crundwell, who registered one goal. Crundwell scored short handed 3:46 into the second period to make the score 3-1 Lakeshore. Lakeshore was on a disadvantage when Aaron Moore went off the ice for hooking. Sebastian Kanally picked up the assist. Lakeshore also got points from Liam MacDougall, who also tallied one goal and one assist. Nick Tavolieri-Essex also scored for Lakeshore. Other players who recorded assists for Lakeshore were JJ Percy, who had two and Hunter Corp, Luke Sanko, Mejoe Gasparovic, and Logan Percy, who each chipped in one.
The Kings totaled 21 minutes in penalty time with eight minors and one major and went 4-for-9 on the power play. Dresden ran into serious disciplinary problems during the contest, and Kevin Ritzer was ejected from the game. John Jeffries rejected 44 shots on goal for the Canadiens. Lakeshore totaled 27 minutes in penalty time with 11 minors and one major and went 1-for-6 on the power play. For the Canadiens, Corp was ejected from the game.