Flin Flon held leads of 3-0 after one period and 4-1 late in the second before the Estavan Bruins scored four unanswered, including two in a 21 second span late in the third, to take a 5-4 overtime victory in the second game of the Bombers current four game road trip.
Brett Boehm (Martensville, SK), Tyler Bell (Regina, SK) and Austin Evans (Whistler, BC) all scored for the Bombers in the first period, Bell and Evans only 20 seconds apart, making it look like the Bombers were going to bounce back from their 5-4 heartbreaking shootout loss against Nipawin the night before.
Keaton Longpre would score his first of two on the night midway through the second period to make it a 3-1 game. But that was short lived as Micheal Knaub (Morden, MB) would score his seventh of the campaign, regaining the three goal lead.
Longpre would get one back just before the end of the period, on the power play.
The Bombers (23-8-6-6) outshot the Bruins and outplayed them most of the evening, firing 32 shots on the Bruins’ Tyler Fuhr compared to 25 on the Bombers Simon Hofley (Ottawa, ON). Hofley’s record now sits at 15-10-5 on the season.
It took till the 5:47 mark of the third before the Bruins (18-21-1-6) would make it a 4-3 game when Lynnden Pastachak would beat Hofley. Keegan Allison would score his first of two on the night just 21 seconds later to tie it at 4-4 sending it to overtime.
With defenseman Danys Chartrand (Winnipeg, MB) in the box, Allison would score the game winner just 31 seconds into the extra frame, on the power play, giving the home side the victory.
The point the Bombers receive for the OT loss has them move to within one of the idle Nipawin Hawks for second in the Sherwood Division and fourth overall.
The Bombers will have today off before concluding their road swing tomorrow night in Weyburn and then in Wilcox on Saturday against the Notre Dame Hounds.
ICE CHIPS: The Bombers were 0 for 3 on the power play with the Bruins going 2 for 6. --- The Bombers are now 9-1-1-1 against the Viterra Division teams. --- That’s the last time the Bombers and Bruins will hook up this season. They finshed 2-2 against each other, each winning on the road.