The Grande Prairie Storm refused to lose, as they won their first game of their road trip in comeback fashion against the Calgary Mustangs. It was all Mustangs in the first period, as they would jump out to a 3-0 lead in the 1st period, outshooting the Storm 12-10. The Mustangs would add another tally at 6:20 in the second period, but Lane shut the door for the rest of the game. The Storm would chip away at the lead with Power (3) finding the back of the net, from Cunningham at 18:52 in the 2nd period. This would spark the comeback, as the Storm would bury two more goals 22 seconds apart in the 3rd period. Power (4) would get his second of the game from Hader and Okabe, and Webb (2) from Okabe and Nordstrom. The Storm could not be contained and ultimately tied the game at 8:21 in the 3rd period: Okabe (9) from Boucher and Webb. It would remain a tie game into overtime, but after being hauled down on a breakway, Webb (3) scored on a Penalty Shot to end the game 5-4 in OT. This marks the Storm's 5th win in a row, and second win in a row against the Calgary Mustangs. Head Coach & Associate General Manager Matt Keillor had some comments after tonight's come from behind win:
“Obviously not the start you want on the road. With our leadership group, after our talk in the 2nd intermission, you could sense there was no panic. We moved some guys around to have a different look and it seemed to spark some offence. Lane made 4 incredible breakaway saves on trademark Mustang stretch plays. We don’t have a chance at a point tonight without him being on his game. It was nice to see Power find the back of the net tonight and being rewarded for being in the right place at the right time. The line of Webb, Okabe and Nordstorm were dynamic and to see Webb get the game winner on a penalty shot was excellent. Lots of things to clean up, but any time you erase a 4 goal deficit to earn 2 points on the road, you have yourself a good team.”
The Storm play the Brooks Bandits tomorrow night at 7:00pm hoping to keep the winning stream alive.