The Milwaukee Admirals forced overtime with 5.9 seconds remaining, and then prevailed in a four-round shootout to defeat the Texas Stars 4-3.
The teams where tied at 1-1 after three rounds, including a goal by Devin Shore for Texas, but Frederick Gaudreau scored in the fourth round to secure Milwaukee’s victory.
It was Texas first shootout of the season and capped a game where they blew a 3-1 lead in the third period.
Much earlier Jason Dickinson scored his first goal of the season 1 minute, 53 seconds into the contest on a wrist shot that he fired past Marek Mazanen on the blocker side.
Matej Stransky had the primary assist and found Dickinson wide open in the slot. Devin Shore picked up the secondary assist to continue his hot start to the season.
Muse helped keep Milwaukee at bay in the first period and made a series of saves on the penalty kill, including an old school two-pad stack to his left.
The teams traded power play goals in the second period.
Vladislave Kamenev tied the game 9:53 into the second period, while Travis Morin countered two minutes later on a wrist shot from the right face-off circle.
Morin helped Texas take a 3-1 lead early in the third period. The Stars captain set up in front of the net and screened Mazanec as Honka fired a slap shot that may have been deflected.
Honka was officially given credit for the goal, his first of the season.
Kamenev scored his second power play goal with 6:25 remaining, cutting Texas’ lead to 3-2.
Milwaukee tied the game with 5.9 seconds remaining during a 6-on-4 power play. The shot beat Muse through a screen and may have been deflected.
Milwaukee had a golden chance to end the game in overtime, but couldn’t convert on a power play as Muse and the penalty killers stood tall.
Texas returns home this weekend for a pair of games against the Bakersfield Condors.