BOISE, Idaho - The Kansas City Mavericks dropped their second-straight overtime game to Idaho, falling 3-2 once again to the Steelheads.
Here are three observations from the game:
Four of Six
With another point in tonight's game, the Mavericks completed a three-game stretch against the Mountain Division's top two teams with four of a possible six points. Matched with an overtime loss for the Kalamazoo Wings, KC did not lose any ground on its hold on the fourth and final playoff spot in tonight's action.
History Repeats Itself
For the second-straight night, the Mavs and Steelheads went to overtime tied at two. For the second-straight night, the home team celebrated. This time it was Steve McParland who lit the lamp, sealing the win for Idaho. The Mavericks leave Boise with two points, a positive as they have registered at least one point in five straight, but will be disappointed that they left a third point on the ice despite outplaying the Steelheads for most of the game.
Up until Friday, the Mavericks had yet to lose a game that ended in OT this season. After Saturday, the Mavs have now lost two-straight overtime games. The big difference in tonight's game compared to last night's was the play of KC - on Friday, the Mavs were holding on despite wave after wave of Idaho attack. On Saturday the Mavericks were carrying play for long stretches in the game. Both efforts were rewarded the same - one point to add to the year total.
The Mavericks return to action on Friday at Tulsa, the first of three weekend games for KC next week. Saturday is Fan Appreciation Night at 7:05 at Silverstein Eye Centers Arena, featuring a team photo giveaway, and Sunday's 4:05 p.m. puck drop is Racing Day.
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