Blaze find a way in Edinburgh
Mike Quesnele grabbed the game-winning goal on the powerplay in overtime as Genting Casino Coventry Blaze beat Edinburgh Capitals 6-5 in Murrayfield. It was Blaze's first win in Edinburgh since October 2012.
Blaze cruised into a four-goal lead and were also 5-1 in front but Capitals hit back to tie the game in dramatic fashion before Quesnele earned Blaze the additional point.
Drew Fisher got the go-ahead goal after just 41 seconds and two Neil Trimm powerplay markers (1.03 & 2.43) extended Blaze's advantage.
Brett Robinson made it four at 8.14 but Riley Emmerson (17.19 powerplay) pulled one back only for Trimm's treble strike to restore the four-goal cushion at 20.41.
David Rutherford (27.23) reduced the score to 5-2 before Blaze had the returning Boris Valabik ejected for abuse of official at 31.38.
Powerplay markers from Paul Zanette (33.49) and former Blaze forward Ned Lukacevic (36.56) then made it a one-goal game.
After Capitals pulled goaltender Carsen Chubak, Trevor Gerling tied the game up with only 27 seconds left but Quesnele won it for Blaze 3.53 into the overtime period.
"The main thing was we got the two points but we are disappointed to give them one.
"We have had some great starts in our last handful of games and a few of those we have been in hold-on mode and we have had another bad second period.
"Unfortunately our PK is still struggling but our powerplay was able to find us the two points.
"At 5-1 we need to learn to cruise, play it simple, manage the puck and let the clock run. We did not learn our lesson from Nottingham."
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