Stampeders Win 3-2 in Double-Overtime, Lead Best-of-Seven 3-1

Dauphin, MB. – The Swan Valley Stampeders pushed the Dauphin Kings to the brink of elimination Friday night, winning 3-2 in double-overtime to take a 3-1 series lead.

The Story
The Swan Valley Stampeders had alot more pep in their step to start off Game 4 on the road in Dauphin Friday night. The extra push created several chances early on for the team and helped them collect the games first goal. Adam Rajsigl took a loose puck at the side of the net, did a little wrap-around and squeezed it through the legs of Cole Sheffield, scoring his first of the playoffs 6:18  into the first period.
The Kings were able to tie the game early in the second period, as a puck took a crazy bounce off the glass and ended up behind Kobe Grant where Mathew Gough poked home his third of the playoffs. Nolan Wickham nearly scored into his own net, trying to clear the puck but, instead shot it at his own goalie where Myles Mason deposited the gift for his first of the playoffs two minutes later. Alex Senf tied the game with just under five minutes to go in the second period and both teams went to the dressing room tied 2-2.
Both teams played a bit of a conservative game in the third period not wanting to make any mistakes which led to both teams finding themselves in unfamiliar territoy this post season, overtime.
For the first time this series, both teams headed to overtime with both fan bases on the edge of their seats for the entire 10 minutes. Neither team could find a winner, sending this game to double-overtime.
Adam Rajsigl played overtime hero Friday night, tucking home his second of the game, on the power play, 2:18 into overtime and sending the #Stampede into a frenzy at Credit Union Place.
The Stampeders have a chance to eliminate the Kings on home ice Saturday, Apr. 1 at 7:00p.m.
Final Shots
Dauphin – 37
Swan Valley – 37
The best-of-seven first round series will shift back to Swan River Saturday, Apr. 1. A game proudly presented by Prairie Valley Airspray. Puck drop is set for 7:00 p.m.  at the Centennial Arena.
Tickets are available online at stampedershockey.com, through the Stampeder app or at the door.

If you cannot make it to the game, be sure to tune into Hockeytv with Kevin Carter and Brian Gilroy or GX94 radio with Benny Walchuk.