Flames fall in OT for 2nd consecutive night

With Flames holding a 1-0 lead late in the 3rd, Dundee Stars managed to square it about 7 minutes from close which secured a league point each and forced overtime where Matt Marquardt grabbed his side’s extra point during a Stars 2-1 home win. 

 
In the opening 20 minutes, Pontus Sjogren for the home team and Travis Fullerton for the Flames evenly shared 14 shots and stayed perfect as the clubs skated to break on a scoreless draw.
 
The light offensive night carried through the 2nd as well, but there was one that made it across the line and onto the board and that was a John Dunbar strike with a little over 6 minutes left in the frame.
 
The 3rd period moved into the late stages when Stars tied it at 53:09 thanks to Charles Corcoran.  85 seconds from time, Stars went to the powerplay to go for the win, but Flames penalty killing held on to a table point and carried the remainder of the kill into Overtime.  They made it the rest of the way through the shorthanded stretch before the Stars winner 3 minutes into the 3 on 3 tiebreaking set. 
 
“It has been a lot of overtime lately, and it is always a bit of a lottery once you get that far, but it is disappointing to have come away on the wrong side of it two nights in a row.”
 
“We probably should have been up by more than a goal based on what we had done in the game, but credit to Dundee who hung around and capitalised on their opportunities to turn the game into a win for themselves.”
 
“Our guys want to win, and sometimes it is hard for them to keep the big picture in mind when you have a stretch like this where it feels a bit unlucky for us.  We are not coming away empty handed so we have to be positive about that, and now look ahead to a big game Wednesday night when we get started on home ice in the 1st leg of the Cup semi final.” 
 

Neil Tucker

Neil has written on ice hockey for many websites concentrating on British ice hockey mostly. Neil also covers ice hockey in other countries and organises his Blueliner Hockey Tour. A graduate of the Manchester Metropolitan University Neil turned his hand to hockey writing in 2009. As well as contributing on Blueliner Hockey Neil has contributed to Get Real Hockey and Slapshot Magasine.

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