Minnesota Wild propect Matt Dumba scored a powerplay goal 6:33 into overtime lifting the Red Deer Rebels to a 2-1 win over the Calgary Hitmen Monday night at the Enmax Centrium.
A Rhyse Dieno pass deflected off the skate of Hitmen forward Elliott Peterson to a wide open Dumba who fired a slapshot from just inside the blueline for the game winner.
The victory was Red Deer's first in the series with Calgary still leading the Eastern Conference Semi-Final 2-1.
Peter Kosterman opened the scoring for Calgary who had a strong start to the game, but the momentum swung around when Brooks Maxwell pulled the Rebels even scoring on a shorthanded breakaway.
Both goalies were brilliant as Chris Driedger made 42 saves in the Hitmen net while Patrik Bartosak had 37 saves in the Rebels goal.
Game 4 goes Tuesday night in Red Deer.
Photo Credit: Brad Watson - Calgary Hitmen
Calgary Hitmen 1 at Red Deer Rebels 2 (OT)
Monday, April 8, 2013 - Enmax Centrium - Red Deer, AB
Calgary 1 0 0
0 - 1
Red Deer 1 0 0 1 - 2
1, Calgary, Kosterman 1 (Macek,
2, Red Deer, Maxwell 4 14:29 (SH).
Penalties-Sylvester Cal (high
sticking), 0:38; Gaudet R.d (checking from behind), 0:38; Dumba R.d (high
sticking), 9:41; Fafard R.d (tripping), 14:11.
Penalties-Humphries Cal (checking from behind), 4:29.
Penalties-Chase Cal (high sticking), 4:29.
Deer, Dumba 2 (Dieno, Gaudet), 6:33 (PP).
Penalties-Humphries Cal (high
sticking), 6:06; Humphries Cal (10-minute misconduct), 6:33.
Goal-Calgary 19-7-9-4-39. Red Deer 13-12-13-6-44.
Opportunities-Calgary 0 / 2; Red Deer 1 / 3.
6-0-2-0 (44 shots-42 saves). Red Deer, Bartosak 5-2-0-0 (39 shots-38
Referees-Brett Montsion (54), Derek Zalaski
Linesmen-Chad Huseby (59), Cory Lundquist (128).