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BLUES COMEBACK FALLS SHORT, WAYWAY WINS 5-4 IN SHOOTOUT

A furious third period comeback netted the Winnipeg Blues a point, but the Waywayseecappo Wolverines won in the shootout for a 5-4 victory in the final game before the Christmas Break.

In the meantime, the Wolverines showed off why they have the league’s best power play, scoring twice to take a 2-0 lead through 20 minutes.

Garett Zastiko snapped a 16-game drought in the second, but Wayway got going again and extended their lead to three. Dawson Cowan was pulled midway through the second after allowing three goals on 13 shots; all of those goals came on the power play.

The third period was the best hockey the Winnipeg Blues have played all season. Down key players, down by three, the Blues refused to give up. Everyone stepped up, everyone battled, and everyone player played a role in helping the Blues claw back.

Zasitko finished off the comeback with his second goal of the night, and Winnipeg was the better team throughout the end of regulation and overtime.

In the shootout, both goalies played great, but Liam Tereposky made one more save than Dawson Green to help the Wolverines escape with the extra point.

The Winnipeg Blues will be back in action in the new year, when they face the Swan Valley Stampeders on the road on January 7. The season resumes at 7:30 that night; Blues fans can listen to the action on Gametime Radio.