(RAPID CITY, SD) – Sixty minutes was once again not enough for these teams to decide a winner, but the Rapid City Rush and the Arizona Sundogs completed a great series of hockey in overtime. Konrad Reeder tied the game in the second, and Matt Larke was the overtime hero, scoring with 1:18 left in the extra session as the Rush won for the second night in a row over the Sundogs by a 2-1 score.
Arizona came firing out of the gate, outshooting the Rush 18-8 in the first frame, and eventually they would strike first. Kevin Baker would score his seventh goal against the Rush this season, sending home a rebound past Tim Boron with 32 seconds left in the first period to give his team a 1-0 lead. The Rush would counter 6:36 into the second period, as Konrad Reeder sent in a shot from a sharp angle to tie the game at 1-1. Both Tim Boron and Andrew Engelage would stand on their heads for their clubs, forcing overtime for a second consecutive night. Unlike last night, the Rush would not need a shootout to win the game. Matt Larke would swoop in from the bench and send home a rebound through the legs of Engelage to win the game for the Rush, sweeping Arizona out of Rapid City with a 2-1 win, their third straight.
Tim Boron earned first star honors for a second consecutive night, turning aside 39 shots for his 23rd win this season (23-10-1). Matt Larke scored for the first time since December 28th against the Missouri Mavericks, helping the Rush win just their second game in overtime this season (2-0 in OT this year). The Rush finish the season series against the Sundogs with a 7-3-0 record, winning three of those games in overtime or a shootout. The Rush are back in action next Friday as they start a “three-in-three” against their rivals, the Denver Cutthroats, with game one to be played in Rushmore Plaza Civic Center.
Other Rush News:
Season tickets for the 2013-14 season are available now by calling the Rush office at 716-7825.
Don’t forget to join Mark Binetti, “Voice of the Rush”, and Head Coach/GM Joe Ferras for “The Rush Hour with Coach Ferras”, presented by Miller Lite. The show returns to the air next on Monday February 24th, and will be held at 6 PM at Boston’s Restaurant and Sports Bar. The show is broadcast on 100.3 The FOX, the official radio home of your Rapid City Rush.
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