The Force used a 4 goal 3rd period to comeback from a 6-3 deficit to defeat the Sioux Falls Stampede 7-6 for a 2-0 opening round series lead. I don't think there is any question that Chase Grant is deserving of the "player of the game" award if there ever was one. If you need more reasons than him having two goals and one assist then how about the game-winning goal or the hard work that drew the penalty that resulted in a power play goal to tie the game 6-6... just to name a few big factors. Yeah, I think that is deserving of a player of the game award. Chase Grant displayed every reason why he is the captain of this hockey team.
Fargo was also led by Corey Leivermann, my 2nd star of the game, with two goals and an assist including the game-tying goal on the power play. Matt Leitner had a goal and an assist and a team-leading +3 for my 3rd star of the game. There were a number of other players that made a big impact in the game. Brian Cooper had a couple of huge hits that probably helped sway momentum in Fargo's favor. Nate Condon had a goal and an assist. Oleg Yevenko had a big goal early in the third to give the Force hope.
The Force overcame a lot of adversity in the game to come back for a 7-6 victory and a 2-0 series lead. Hope to see a lot of people at tomorrow's game.
BYOB - BRING YOUR OWN BROOMS!!!
Posted by HockeyTrend at 11:47 PM