The Steinbach Pistons scored three goals in the first to guide themselves to a 4-2 win over the Winnipeg Blues.
The Pistons carried over their dominant third period from last night’s game into the start tonight – Steinbach outshot Winnipeg 18-4 in the opening 20 minutes.
The game evened out more in the second, but the Pistons scored the only goal of the middle frame to extend the lead to four.
However, the Blues didn’t give in. In the first two minute, Garett Zasitko and Ryan Ostermann scored 16 seconds apart to cut the Steinbach lead in half.
The Blues continued to battle through the rest of the game, but couldn’t cut the deficit any further.
With the win, the Pistons have officially clinched the East Division title.
The Winnipeg Blues hit the road Wednesday, March 2 when they go to Stride Place to face the Portage Terriers. Winnipeg will look for revenge after their 3-2 OT loss to the Terriers on Monday. Game starts at 7:30 p.m. with a 7:20 p.m. broadcast start on Gametime Radio.