The Springfield Jr. Blues gave up a lead and fell in overtime on Thursday night against the Minnesota Magicians. On Friday, Springfield turned the tables and came back to tie the game late and win in overtime 4-3.
Springfield scored first on a goal by defenseman Max Osborne. The goal was his first in the North American Hockey League. However, Minnesota scored two consecutive goals to take a 2-1 lead in the third period.
With Springfield trailing, defenseman Jordan Muzzillo was able to find the back of the net during a 5-on-3 power play. Just two minutes later, the Magicians were able to retake the lead 3-2. Then with 3:12 left in regulation, Osborne put another shot past the Minnesota goaltender to tie the game at 3 and send it to overtime.
In the overtime period, forward Cole Lawrence won a battle in the corner, then Nikita Kozyrev pushed the puck to the slot where a wide open Muzzillo was able to bury the puck in the net for his second of the game and seal the victory for Springfield.
Juraj Ovecka was in goal for Springfield, stopping 30 of 33 Minnesota shots. Ovecka is now 5-2-1 with a 2.28 GAA and .935 Save %.
Springfield will be back in action on Saturday for the rubber game with the Magicians. Puck drop is at 7:05pm.