Posted 71 days ago ago by David Fine
Bloomington, Ill. – Linus Weissbach had a goal and two points, but the Tri-City Storm lost in overtime, 3-2, to the Bloomington Thunder Friday at U.S. Cellular Coliseum.
Weissbach’s multi-point effort gives the forward a team-best 29 points this season. He leads the Storm with eight multi-point games.
At 3:29 of the extra session, Vlad Dzhioshvili stashed home a rebound at the right post. Dayton Rasmussen took the tough-luck loss despite 31 saves. The Thunder erased a 2-0 deficit with three straight goals. Goaltender Logan Halladay blocked 21 Storm shots.
Adam Goodsir ripped a power-play goal for Tri-City in the first. Weissbach and Goodsir are tied for second on the team with nine goals.
Tri-City completes the weekend Saturday at the Thunder with a 7:05 puck drop.
Fifty-seven seconds into the first period, Weissbach continued his tear with a snipe from the high slot. Cutting to the middle, Weissbach aimed and scored to the top shelf. Over the last eight games, Weissbach has five goals and 12 points.
Continuing the momentum, Tri-City scored on its first power play at 9:36 of the opening frame to take a 2-0 edge. With the puck spinning behind the netminder, Goodsir shoveled it in at the left post, with assists to Alex Limoges and Weissbach.
Mitchell Mattson scored for the Thunder with 1:28 left in the first, assisted by Sean Harrison. The Thunder’s Tarek Baker followed up to tie the game on the power play at 2:33 of the second.
The Storm’s man up finished 1-for-8 and the Thunder were 1-for-5.
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