Posted 2 years 71 days ago ago by David Fine
Kearney, Neb. – Two quick goals for the Storm in the second period could hold off the Omaha Lancers in a 3-2 overtime loss Friday at the Viaero Center. Michael Joyaux scored 40 seconds into overtime on the power play. Omaha scored the last three goals, including two power-play markers.
Storm forwards Linus Weissbach and Monte Graham tallied 24 seconds apart less than four minutes into the second. Weissbach has goals in four straight games (5g). Bryan Yoon and Jace Foskey each recorded assists.
Despite making a variety of saves early in the third, Eric Dop allowed a tally to Emilio Pettersen with 3:04 left that tied the game. The netminder finished with 30 saves and holds a 3-5-3-1 record in 14 games. Tommy Nappier made 28 saves in victory.
Tri-City looks to rebound Saturday at 7:05 against Sioux City.
The Storm scored goals on consecutive shifts to take a 2-1 lead after two. Weissbach sprinted up the middle, maneuvered around the defense, deked from the right post to the left bar and stashed it in at 3:03. Yoon got the assist and leads Tri-City blueliners with 16 points.
Weissbach has six tallies over his last six games. Since November 25, Weissbach has 13 goals and 28 points in 24 games.
Graham capitalized next for his seventh of the season. Foskey whistled a perimeter shot wide right and the rebound bounced to the right-handed shot. One whack bested Nappier.
Five minutes later, Pierce Crawford stashed in a rebound for his team-leading 14th of the season, moving Omaha within one, 2-1.
Action remained quiet until Pettersen’s tying goal on the power-play with 3:04 left. Ronnie Attard was assessed a two-minute minor for tripping that allowed the Lancers to go on the power play heading into overtime.
Puck drop was delayed an hour after a power outage knocked out ice chillers at the Viaero Center.
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