Moline, IL (Nov. 24th) - Mark MacMillan scored 37 seconds into overtime on Friday night, pushing Wichita to a 3-2 victory over Quad City at Taxslayer Center.
MacMillan netted a pair of goals and Istvan Sofron had two points in the winning effort.
Wichita and Quad City traded goals through the first two periods. Josh MacDonald gave the Mallards a 1-0 lead with six minutes left in the opening frame. MacMillan tied it with 35 seconds left as he found a rebound off the leg pad of C. J. Motte.
In the second, Quad City re-took the lead with a power play goal from Alexander Kuqali at 5:57. Sofron tied the game at 13:33, firing home a one-timer on a beautiful pass across the slot from Dyson Stevenson.
After a scoreless third, MacMillan recorded the game-winner on a two-on-two rush. He came in on his backhand, fired a shot that got through Motte and gave Wichita the win.
MacMillan tallied his ninth and 10th goals of the season. Sofron had a goal and an assist. Thibault finished with a pair of helpers. Rumpel improves to 6-1-0-0, stopping 34 of 36 shots. Motte suffers his first overtime loss, stopping 31 of 34 shots he faced. Wichita went 0-for-1 on the power play. Quad City went was 1-for-2 on the man advantage.
The Thunder returns home tomorrow night for another meeting against the Mallards starting at 7:05 p.m.
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