With the series tied at one a piece, the Blues and Pistons renewed acquaintances Sunday night in Steinbach.
Similar to Friday night’s double overtime thriller, the only goals scored in regulation were by both teams in the first period. Steinbach took the lead five minutes in and that stood until Scott Rowswell’s second of the playoffs tied it at one with 1:48 to go in the period.
From that point on it was up to the goaltenders as the Blues’ Scott Parons and his Pistons counterpart once again stole the show, not allowing another goal in regulation time. For the second game in a row, the teams headed for overtime and another one goal victory for either team. And again on this night, as on Friday, a powerplay would end it as Steinbach scored 3:59 in to end it and give the Pistons the 2-1 series lead and regain home ice advantage.
Game notes: In the three games of this series, the Blues have only scored five goals while netminder Scott Parsons has been stellar with a save percentage of 93.9 and a goals against average of 1.71. Game four goes Wednesday night at the IcePlex, game time 7:30.