Daniel Isaak scored the double overtime game winner as the Winkler Flyers took Game Four 4-3 over the Winnipeg Blues to even up the series.
Winnipeg couldn’t capitalize on three first period power plays and Winkler got a lucky bounce to open the scoring. The Flyers held a 1-0 lead after one.
In the second, the Blues scored three goals in the first ten minutes to take a 3-2 lead.
First, Josiah Vanderhooft saved a goal in his own end, then set up Mathieu Moreira for a one-timer to tie the game. Moreira now leads the Blues with four goals.
Next, Jake Dale scored on a nice shot from the top of the circles after his initial deke failed.
Winkler tied the game again not long after, but Ryan Ostermann got a puck in a great spot just 1:01 after to put the Blues back out front. Winnipeg led 3-2 heading to the third.
In the third, Josh Beachemin scored on the power play to even the game early in the frame.
The rest of regulation and the first overtime solved nothing, and it seemed that the second OT wouldn’t have a winner either.
With just 3:18 to go, Beauchemin won a faceoff to Isaak who shoveled the puck over Dawson Green for the game winner. Green stopped 52 shots before Isaak’s winner.
With the series tied at two, Winnipeg will head back to Winkler Sunday, April 3 for Game Five. Puck drop is 6:00 p.m with a 5:50 p.m. Gametime radio broadcast start.