An errant pass from Jordan Cameron just inside the blue line was intercepted by Steve Haddon who sent the puck to Jay Birnie who was waiting at the top of the circles. Birnie managed to beat Joe Palmer on Colorado’s 34th shot of the evening to take the lead again at the 8:05 mark.
Tyler Skworchinski rushed the net and nearly had the game winner with about eight seconds left in regulation, but Penner made the stop and game went into sudden death overtime. Shots were even in the third period at 12 apiece.
The final shot count was 40-35, advantage Eagles but once again, the Brahmas were triumphant at NYTEX.
Joe Palmer made 37 saves on 40 shots and earned the win. His record goes to 9-3-4-2. Mike Mole made 31 saves on 35 shots and takes the loss. His record goes to 8-3-1.
The Brahmas went 1 for 8 on the power play. Colorado went 1 for 6. The Brahmas were assessed 12 minutes on six infractions; the Eagles received 16 minutes on eight infractions.
The 3rd Star of the game went to Joe Palmer for his performance in net. The 2nd Star was awarded to Kevin McLeod for the game-winning goal and the 1st Star went to Jordan Cameron had a goal and two assists on the night.
- Didn't see much of Alex Penner during the game (except over my right shoulder behind the Colorado bench). Wonder is the Perrott factor negated his presence.
- Speaking of Perrott - my favorite post on the Brahmas board in a long time from John Blanding...goes like this: "Beatty (Col) tries to put some pookie on Cam. Cam doesn't buy it. (Tex) line change...Cam to the bench, Perrott to the ice. Perrott has a chat with Beatty.
Problem solved." You killed me with that "Beatty tries to put some Pookie on Cam"
- Fraser Filipic nearly went back out on injured reserve after he started to challenge Perrott. Unwise move, Fraser.
- Ross Rouleau will never have to prove his toughness again after the hits he absorbed in last night's game. If the collision with Tobler wasn't enough, being driven into the boards near the Brahmas bench a little while later might have been. But Rouleau got up each time and shook it off. Even scored his first tally of the season!
Photo Credit: Robert Keith