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Mississauga Steelheads falls to Arizona Polar Bears in overtime, 5-4 (OT)
Dion Phaneuf gave Arizona Polar Bears a 5-4 (OT) victory over Mississauga Steelheads when he scored 1:27 into the extra period.
Arizona Polar Bears relied on a core group of players for most of its offense, as Johnathan Toews, Phaneuf and Erik Karlsson took 17 of the team's 21 shots. Arizona Polar Bears relied heavily on its defensemen to assist its forwards, and the blueliners responded by scoring three goals on 10 shots.
Arizona Polar Bears also got points from Toews, who also tallied two goals and one assist to lead the team in points. In addition, Arizona Polar Bears received assists from Loui Ericcson, who had two and Pekka Rinne and Mario Luigi, who contributed one a piece.
Mississauga Steelheads did not rack up many penalties in the contest, racking up just one minor for two minutes in penalty time. Mississauga Steelheads relied on a core group of players for most of its offense, as Dan Schulman, Bill Straight and Sam Gagne took 15 of the team's 18 shots.
Mississauga Steelheads additionally got points from Craig Stutton, who also grabbed one goal and one assist. Other players who recorded assists for Mississauga Steelheads were Mikka Kipprusoff, who had one and Stan Que, who had two.
Arizona Polar Bears' Rinne stopped 14 shots out of the 18 that he faced. Arizona Polar Bears incurred six minutes in penalty time with three minors. Mikka Kipprusoff made 16 saves for Mississauga Steelheads on 21 shots. Mississauga Steelheads registered one goal on three power play opportunities.