Peyton Krebs is starting to hit his stride and he elevated the Winnipeg ICE to another victory on Friday night.
Playing against the last place Regina Pats, Krebs scored nearly midway through overtime to give the ICE a 3-2 win on their home ice.
Winnipeg also outshot Regina, 42-25 in the game.
A late goal from Riley Krane for Regina salvaged a point for the Pats.
On the power play just less than 12 minutes in, Michal Teply scored his 12th of the season to give Winnipeg a 1-0 lead.
Despite 15 shots in the first, that was the only puck they could get past Max Paddock who was solid for Regina.
Making his debut for Winnipeg was Liam Hughes and he stopped all six shots that went his way in the first.
The second period brought another goal from Winnipeg and some great goaltending from Max Paddock. Paddock would make 12 saves, however, Winnipeg’s offence was able to capitalize once.
With 12:08 left in the second, Brad Ginnell made it 2-0 for Winnipeg and it stayed that way after 40 minutes.
Liam Hughes made nine saves in the second for a two-period total of 15.
Down 2-0 after 40, Regina had to dig down deep and that’s exactly what they did.
It took them a while to score their first goal, but once they did, they fired home two quickly.
At the 18:39 mark, Riley Krane scored to cut the deficit in half. With 25 seconds left in the game, Krane would tie the game and force overtime.
One point, in the end, would be all Regina could get. Winnipeg got a power play in overtime and they did what needed to be done.
2:28 in, Krebs potted the puck past Paddock as Winnipeg skated off with two points.
Hughes finished 23-for-25 for Winnipeg while Paddock stopped 39 shots in the defeat.
- Winnipeg has now won six straight games at the Wayne Fleming Arena.
- The win also moves them within seven points off Prince Albert for first in the East Division and they’re three ahead of Saskatoon.
- Regina dropped to 6-17-3 and they remain in a tie for last in the Eastern Conference with Swift Current.