Sioux Falls downs Fargo in overtime, 6-5 (OT)
R.J. Majkozak gave the Sioux Falls Stampede a 6-5 (OT) victory over the Fargo Force when he scored 3:06 into the extra period.
Although Sioux Falls was up by as many as two goals in the third period, Fargo kept the game interesting by staging a comeback that ultimately fell short. The Force pulled to within 5-4 on a goal by Dave Gust at 13:17 in the third period.
Sam Rothstein had two goals and two assists to lead the Stampede. Rothstein scored the first of his two goals at 21 seconds into the first period to make the score 1-0 Sioux Falls. Sean Murphy picked up the assist. Rothstein's next tally made the score 3-2 Sioux Falls with 2:31 left in the second period. Matt Van Voorhis assisted on the tally.
Sioux Falls bested its season scoring average. The Stampede have scored at the pace of 3.7 goals per game during the current campaign. By firing 42 shots on goal, Sioux Falls exceeded the 30.7 shots it averages per game this year.
Sioux Falls additionally got points from Thomas Forgione, who also had one goal and one assist and Dennis Kravchenko, who also racked up one goal and one assist. Sioux Falls also got a goal from Ryan Siiro as well. Other players who recorded assists for Sioux Falls were Joe Schuldt, Ed McGovern, and Todd Skirving, who contributed one a piece.
Fargo was often in penalty trouble, totaling nine minors and one major for 23 minutes in penalty time. The Force surpassed its season average of 15.0 penalty minutes per game. With 26 shots on target during the contest, Fargo exceeded the 21.7 shots it averages per game this year.
Fargo also got points from Gabe Guertler, who also registered one goal and one assist and Brendan Harms, who also tallied one goal and one assist. Dominic Racobaldo also scored for Fargo. In addition, Fargo received assists from Tyler Rehm, who had one and Dominic Toninato, who had two.
Jan Obernesser recorded 21 saves for the Stampede. Sioux Falls totaled 17 minutes in penalty time with six minors and one major and went 1-for-7 on the power play. The Force's Cameron Johnson stopped 36 shots out of the 42 that he faced. Fargo registered one goal on four power play opportunities.