DAUPHIN, MB - The Dauphin Kings gave up their lead late but picked up an extra point in a 5-4 overtime victory over the Winnipeg Blues Friday night at Credit Union Place on Teddy Bear Toss Night.
It was another game on home ice that saw the Kings give up the first goal, this time just over seven minutes in. However Dauphin would bounce back when Brayden Pawluk (2) notched his second in as many games. After a brief delay due to Teddy Bears the game resumed and Winnipeg would regain their lead. Grady Hobbs (20) would get Dauphin back on even terms before the period's final buzzer.
Dauphin continued their solid play in the second period and were rewarded before the halfway mark when Pawluk (3) tallied once again. Winnipeg would again, however, tie things back up before the period came to a close.
In the third the Kings found themselves in some penalty trouble but were able to grab the lead at the midway point when Jaxon Heeney grabbed his first of the campaign. The frame would carry on and with less than a minute to play the Blues would again tie things up.
In overtime the Kings carried the play but were out shot 4-3 by the Blues. After a defensive mistake by the Blues Cole DeKoninck was able to get the puck to Carter Sawchuk (13) and he buried it for the game winner.
Matthias Smith grabbed the win in goal, stopping 35 of 39 shots. His team fired 46 on the Winnipeg net.
Power plays were lopsided Friday. Dauphin had just one opportunity and they failed to score on it. The Blues failed to score on seven chances.
As mentioned the win is the Kings' seventh in a row and keeps them in six place, but with a Winkler loss they are now just three points out of third place in the MJHL. Dauphin is 15-10-3-2 on the season.
The Kings will look for another victory Sunday afternoon when they face the Virden Oil Capitals at 4:00pm inside Credit Union Place. It's the Tractor Lotto Draw and it's brought to you by Reit-Syd Equipment in Dauphin!
|7:36||WB||Rhys Raeside (14) ASST: Logan Danis (2), Braden Fischer (18)|
|12:37||DK||Brayden Pawluk (2) ASST: Drayton Kurbatoff (1)|
|16:16||WB||Logan Danis (3) ASST: Braden Fischer (19), Jack Oleksiuk (12)|
|19:36||DK||Grady Hobbs (20) ASST: Nakodan Greyeyes (31), Brayden Pawluk (15)|
|6:44||DK||Brayden Pawluk (3) ASST: Austin Lamotte (21), Nakodan Greyeyes (32)|
|15:08||WB||Josiah Vanderhooft (11) ASST: Brayden Foreman (8), Mitchell Joss (18) (PP)|
|9:36||DK||Jaxon Heeney (1) ASST: Brendan Arnold (6)|
|19:11||WB||Carson Tiede (3) ASST: Mikol Sartor (24), Rhys Raeside (15)|
|4:13||DK||Carter Sawchuk (13) ASST: Cole DeKoninck (21)|