It was a discouraging start to playoffs, but the Blues made an impressive comeback, rolling through Game 4 (6-1) and Game 5 (4-1) despite being three games in the hole.
The Blues kept rolling to start Game 6. About halfway through the opening period, Tony Apetagon kicked off the night’s scoring with some help from Brayden Foreman and Ty Naaykens.
Steinbach answered with just 15 seconds to go in the first.
The second saw more back-and-forth action. Apetagon kept the goals flowing for the Blues, this time with Riley Cusack on the assist.
The Pistons bounced right back by adding another goal with five minutes to go in the second, tying the score at 2-2. They almost put away a third goal before the intermission, but it was waved off for goalie interference.
The Pistons did, however, manage to get their third goal just 2:05 into the final period, giving the visitors a 3-2 lead.
The Blues weren’t about to let them have it. Halfway through the period, Sulivan Shortreed tipped it in to bring the score back to par. Shortreed’s goal was assisted by Darren Gisti and Kelton Sutherland.
After two rounds of overtime, Steinbach eventually came out victorious. The Blues season came to a close.