Wingers score late goals to salvage 3-3 tie against Farmington
Farmington has outshot its opponents in both of its Missota Conference contests so far this season.
But the advantage once again failed to yield a victory Friday night at Prairie Island Arena. Red Wing overcame a pair of one-goal deficits in the third period and forged a 3-3 tie.
The Tigers (4-5-1) had 21 shots on goal to New Prague's 18 in their first league setback and they mounted a 34-24 edge against the Wingers.
"We played well and we played hard," Farmington coach Keith Revels said. "We have lost or tied six times, and in four of those we outshot our opponent.... We have to be better at capitalizing on opportunities that we work hard to get and limiting our opponents' opportunities so they have to work harder to put a goal on the board."
Tanner Grubb got the Tigers on the board with a goal (assist to Kevin Olund) late in the first period against Red Wing. Grant Hauswirth's unassisted score 1:31 into the second briefly made it 2-0, but Red Wing answered just over a minute later to get back within a goal.
The Wingers tied the score with the first goal of the third period, but Dallas Tucker knocked the puck into the net (assist to Jack Erickson) for the first time this season to make it 3-2 Tigers with just over 10 minutes remaining in regulation. The Wingers tied it back up at the 12:03 mark and the two teams played to a scoreless final 11-plus minutes.
Goaltender Austin Krause finished with 21 saves for the Tigers, who are back in action tonight at home against Holy Angels at Schmitz-Maki Arena.