A slow start on the road is never a recipe for success so the fact that the Storm were down 2-0 early didnt bode well. However soon after they fell behind the Correale, Forsyth Labbe unit had Fort Mcmurray pinned in the zone and on a delayed penalty call Forsyth sent a seeing eye puck to the net thats found its way past Tanner Jaillet to cut the lead in half. With 58 seconds left Sam Lawson tipped home a Sasha Larocque point shot on a late Storm powerplay to even things up heading into the second.
In a second period that saw Curtis Skip make 16 saves some of the highlight reel variety Grande Prairie was hanginf on at times as an inabiltiy to clear pucks was keeping players on the ice for too long and leading to some mental mistakes that could have given the homr side the lead.
After surviving the second Grande Prairie came out in the third with renewed resolve and outchnced Fort Mcmurray early with a stubborn forecheck that was causing turnovers however they were not rewarded until Oil Baron John Teets was whistled for hooking at 12:57. After a couple of point blanks chances were turned away early Fort Mcmurray survived the rest of the penalty. With 1:23 remaining a scramble around the Storm net resulted in the net being dislodged by a Storm player resulting in a penalty shot being awarded to Oil Baron captain Brock Maschmeyer. Curtis Skip was able to stay with Maschmeyer as he faked a shot and went for a deke getting away a weak effort that Skip easily took away.
Overtime was exciting as always as the teams traded chances early on a pair of odd man rushes however the game would end on a broken play in the Storm end that saw a puck poked toward the goal somehow elude a Storm player and even more amazingly find its way into the back of the net to give Fort Mcmurray the win. The teams will do it all again tomorrow night with the faceoff at 8pm.