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Rapid City uses shootout to best Fort Worth, 3-2 (2-0 SO)
Rapid City and the Fort Worth Brahmas both failed to score in overtime, but Rapid City won the game 3-2 (2-0 SO) after Jared Brown's deciding goal in the shootout.The shootout featured seven attempts between both teams. In addition to the clincher, Rapid City got a shootout goal from Brown.
Rapid City came back from a one-goal deficit to capture the victory. Rapid City fell behind 2-1 after a goal by Fort Worth's Brendon Hodge at 3:07 in the second period. Rapid City knotted things up at 2-2 on a goal by Jesse Schultz at 8:33 in the third period.
Rapid City excelled on the penalty kill, not giving up a single goal in four chances. By firing 27 shots on goal, Rapid City exceeded the 24.5 shots it averages per game this year.
The Brahmas were helped by Shawn Szydlowski, who finished with one goal. Szydlowski scored 11:02 into the first period to make the score 1-1. Sy Nutkevitch provided the assist. More assists for Fort Worth came via Cole Ruwe and Riley Boychuk, who contributed one a piece.
Danny Battochio recorded 16 saves for Rapid City. Rapid City incurred 10 minutes in penalty time with five minors. Kristofer Westblom made 24 saves for Fort Worth on 26 shots. The Brahmas incurred six minutes in penalty time with three minors.