Eric Tangradi tied the score at one with 1:02 to play, sending Game Three to overtime, but Brock Trotter (the Penguin killer) scored his second of the night and fourth of the series 10:02 into overtime to give the IceCaps a 2-1 win and 2-1 series lead.
This series will end in Canada. Games Four and Five are at home, while Six and Seven (if necessary) are on "the Rock" in St. John's Newfoundland.
Tough loss for the Penguins, but they get a chance for redemption tomorrow at 4 p.m. EST in Game Four.
After good back and forth action to start the game, the IceCaps struck first when Zach Redmond's slap-pass from the point deflected off none other than Trotter's stick and past Thiessen at the 12:37 mark.
The story of the night was definitely IceCaps goaltender Eddie Pasquale, who several times robbed Penguins goal scorers when it seemed the puck had no chance of being stopped. The IceCaps were actually held without a shot the entire second period, and if not for Pasquale's play this game could have had a different result.
The Penguins biggest opportunity, or should I say opportunities, came in the second period when they had two separate glimpses of five-on-three power plays but were unable to capitalize on them. Those probably hurt the most.
Time to dig deep. Tomorrow's game is almost a must-win because you don't want to go down 3-1 in the series and have to win three out of four games up in Newfoundland. Not much time between games, not sure if that will have an affect on either team tomorrow.