The Blues looked to rebound from two straight overtime losses as they hosted the Steinbach Pistons Wednesday night at the IcePlex.
The game started slow, with numerous stoppages in the opening minutes as both teams had trouble getting their legs going. It wasn’t until six and a half minutes in until someone would finally hit the scoreboard. However it was the visitors as a Piston snuck in behind the Blues defence on a stretch pass and it was 1-0 after one.
In the second period, Steinbach swarmed the Blues and kept goaltender Scott Parsons busy, directing 20 shots at him, all of which were stopped. In the third, the rolls reversed as the Blues had 16 shots on the Pistons goaltender, again all stopped. On the powerplay 4:24 in, Steinbach was able to extend their lead to 2-0. With Parsons pulled for the extra attacker in the final minutes, an empty netter by the Pistons would send their fans into a frenzy with a 3-0 victory and a 3-1 series lead.
Game notes: Goaltender Scott Parsons was the Blues Boston Pizza player of the game with another solid performance in net stopping 33 of 35 shots send his way. The OMG Blues hardest working player was defenceman Mack Heisinger. Another outstanding crowd and great to see and hear, the Blues horn section getting involved. Game five is Thursday in Steinbach with game six back at the IcePlex Saturday night.