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Captain Alex Limoges provides lone Storm tally
Kearney, Neb. – Despite a tying goal from Alex Limoges halfway through the third, the Sioux City Musketeers scored the game-winning goal with 5:43 remaining in the third to best the Tri-City Storm, 2-1, Friday at the Viaero Center.
Limoges’ goal, a slot deflection with 12:36 left, gave the Captain his team-best 13th of the campaign, assisted by Jace Foskey and Wyatt Bongiovanni.
Sioux City’s Ferner snatched momentum away from the Storm by beating Dayton Rasmussen with the game-winning goal, rattling the puck off the post and in.
Rasmussen allowed made 29 saves on 31 shots, the fifth time in his last seven starts he has given up two or fewer goals. Matiss Kivlenieks denied 28 Tri-City shots.
The Storm is home Saturday against Omaha for “Taste of Nebraska” Night, presented by Buffalo Wild Wings, for a 7:05 p.m. puck drop.
Sioux City’s Connor McMenamin fed Marcel Godbout at the right post for the game’s opening goal at 10:37 of the first. The Musketeers outshot the Storm, 12-9, in the first.
The Storm played the second at a similar pace; Tri-City generated nine shots on goal but failed to solve Kivlenieks.
The pace finally swung in the Storm’s direction when a circle shot from Foskey knocked off Limoges’ twig and in at 7:34 of the third.
Limoges has points in three straight games (1g, 2a) and is second on the club with 26 points. Bongiovanni got the secondary helper, his 13th of the campaign.
Ferner struck with a shot from the high slot at 14:17 of the third to break the tie.
Both the Storm and Musketeers were 0-for-2 on the man up.
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