Quesnele grabs another game winner
Mike Quesnele grabbed another game-winning goal in overtime as Genting Casino Coventry Blaze beat Dundee Stars 4-3 at the Skydome in the Elite League.
It was Blaze's third consecutive victory over the Stars this season, although Dundee have taken a well-earned point away from the Midlands on both of their visits.
Bobby Chaumont got the go-ahead goal for Stars short-handed following a mix up defensively which left the Dundee sniper with an empty net at 8.55. Blaze responded quickly as Ashley Tait fed Drew Fisher with a lovely pass to tie the game on the powerplay at 11.41.
Blaze Captain Ashley Tait came up big again with his 100th Elite league 'regular season' goal for Blaze on the powerplay at 50.59 to tie the game for the third time taking it to the overtime period.
Quesnele was then to earn Blaze the additional point with just 59 seconds remaining - a team-high fourth GWG of the season.
"It wasn't pretty. I thought we controlled the pace of play in waves. I thought we lacked some energy in the second period but the boys persevered. We got two timely powerplay goals and a timely penalty kill when Boris (Valabik) went to the box late on. Then Quesnele again when the game is on the line finds a way to score." - Blaze Head Coach, Chuck Weber
“I thought it was a scrappy, if not sloppy game for the most part, but I believe that was down to the poor ice conditions. It took away a lot of creativity for both teams and we both capitalized on mistakes. Coventry are a team who are fighting for a playoff spot and we wanted to go in and play a real ugly road game, especially after the great result we had on Saturday night (5-3 win in Fife) so I think a 3 point game was a fair result." - Dundee Head Coach, Marc LeFebvre
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“Oh trusty ‘Q’ what you gonna do, he’s gonna win every game for us.” - #14 Cale Tanaka