DAUPHIN, MB - The Dauphin Kings battled through some late game adversity and sent their fans home happy in a 4-3 overtime win at Credit Union Place Friday night over the Winkler Flyers.
Dauphin never held the lead in the game until it mattered, at the end. Winkler opened the scoring in the first just under five minutes in. The Kings would respond with just over five minutes to go when Nakodan Greyeyes (16) banged home a loose puck on a Kings power play.
The two teams would head to the middle frame all square. The Flyers would carry the momentum and score to go ahead 2-1 after 40.
In the final frame the Flyers tallied just over five minutes in to go up 3-1. After the midway mark of the period the Kings woke up. The spark came from Avery Smith (9) shorthanded with under eight minutes to play. Austin Lamotte (6) would then tie the game with three minutes to play.
With the momentum Dauphin dominated overtime, taking six shots. The final one came off the stick of Cole DeKoninck (12), who tapped in a great pass from Carter Saechuk to end it.
Matthias Smith helped his team to the win between the pipes in Dauphin. He stopped 33 of 36 shots. The Kings hit the 40 shot mark Friday night.
Dauphin had the lone power play goal Friday. The ended the night 1 for 3 while Winkler was 0 for 5.
The win is the Kings' fifth straight and bumps them to 13-10-3-2 on the season. They've take possession of 6th in the standings, passing Selkirk with a Steelers loss to Virden (8-4). Next up on the six game home stand is a tilt with Selkirk on TV Tuesday. The affair is sponsored by McMunn & Yates in Dauphin and goes at 7:30pm!
|4:54||WF||Sulivan Shortreed (18) ASST: Grady Lane (10)|
|14:38||DK||Nakodan Greyeyes (16) ASST: Grady Hobbs (19) (PP)|
|9:01||WF||Jaden Townsend (9) ASST: None|
|5:35||WF||Cameron Critch (1) ASST: Drake Burgin (27)|
|12:35||DK||Avery Smith (9) ASST: Carter Sawchuk (SH)|
|17:08||DK||Austin Lamotte (6) ASST: Brayden Pawluk (12), Grady Hobbs (20)|
|3:45||DK||Cole DeKoninck (12) ASST: Carter Sawchuk & Austin Lamotte (15)|