Rush battle back to earn point, fall short in overtime
RAPID CITY, S.D. – The Rapid City Rush mounted a furious comeback Saturday night to force overtime, only to lose 6-5 to the Allen Americans.
After spotting the Americans a five-goal lead through the opening 26 minutes of play, the Rush came charging back.
The Rush scored two goals in the second period thanks to Alec Baer and Cedric Montminy.
With 15:33 left in the game, Garrett Klotz scored his first goal ever in a Rush uniform to pull Rapid City to within two, 5-3. Exactly 42 seconds later, Riley Weselowski found the back of the net to make it a one-goal game. Andrew Radjenovic then completed the comeback scoring his third goal of the season.
No one scored after that, which forced the game to overtime for the second night in a row.
Joel Chouinard found the back of the net less than two minutes into overtime to end the game and give the Americans the victory.
Michael Bitzer stopped 3 of 6 shots for the Rush before he was pulled in the first period. Adam Carlson set aside 25 of 28 shots in relief.
The Rush fall to 1-3-1-1 on the season, while Allen improves to 3-3-0-1.
The Rush conclude their three-game series against the Allen Americans on Sunday at the Rushmore Plaza Civic Center. The puck is scheduled to drop at 3:05 p.m.