Sioux Falls, SD - Despite a strong 3-1 start, the Stampede couldn’t hold off a third-period rally by the Musketeers and fell in overtime 4-3 Sunday evening at the PREMIER Center. Sam Harris tallied an assist as well as his fourth goal in three games, while Maddox Fleming added an assist and a goal on the night. Isak Posch stopped 23 of 27 shots between the pipes for the Herd.
The Stampede started off strong, picking up right where they left off last night with Daniel Russell shooting one right under the crossbar just 46 seconds into the first period for his 12th of the season. Maddox Fleming would add to the Herd’s lead at 8:16 in the period, tipping in a shot by Max Rud for his second in two games and seventh of the year. Sioux City would put themselves on the board at 10:03 after a shot by Bennett Schimek that hit the post and required a lengthy review. The Stampede and Musketeers were tied at 9 shots apiece in the period.
The second period would go without a goal until 19:02, when Sam Harris tallied his fourth of the weekend and seventh of the year off a great feed from Maddox Fleming in front of the net. That would also be Fleming’s fifth point in the last two games. Sioux Falls was outshot in the second period 6-4 by Sioux City.
The Musketeers would come out strong at the start of the third, rallying back to tie the game at 3-3 by 4:23 in the period with another goal from Bennett Schimek and a tally from Kirklan Irey. The score would remain tied, sending the game into overtime. The Musketeers outshot the Stampede 9-6 in the period.
Overtime would see some strong saves by Posch and solid chances for the Herd, but Owen McLaughlin would net the overtime goal for Sioux City with just three seconds remaining.
Sioux Falls outshot Sioux City 3-2 in the overtime period but were outshot 26-22 in the game. The Stampede went 2-for-2 on the penalty kill and did not have any power plays in the game.
The Herd return to the ice next weekend when they visit the Tri-City Storm for a back-to-back. Fans can tune into KELO News Talk 1320-AM, 105.1-FM, 107.9-FM, and KELO.com, or stream the action on HockeyTV.