Game 6 at the South Okanagan Events Centre in Penticton.
Dubbed the Crowsnest Series as the two teams have been travelling back and forth on Highway 3 for this first time series between these two teams. With the series at 3-2 for Penticton, Nelson’s back is against the wall and they need the win to push the series to a game 7.
Eklbad takes a hooking penalty on Zibanejad to put the visitors on the powerplay. The Ogopogos kill the penalty off
Josi gets called for a roughing penalty as Matthew Tkachuck gets under his skin. Karlsson puts the first goal in on the PP set up from Olofsson and Marner. Penticton up 1-0
Khudobin tries to clear the puck and puts it over the boards to give Nelson thier 2nd PP. Kubalik gets his 11th of the playoffs with a set up by Zibanejad on a great one timer and the teams are tied at 1-1.
End of the First Period. Nelson outshoots Penticton, 3-9 –> Nelson 1 – Penticton 1
It’s the Kubalik/ Zibanejad tandem that gets the go ahead goal on even strength, Kubalik now has 12 goals in the playoffs.Nelson takes a 2-1 lead in the game and is controlling the play
Seguin scores his 3rd of the playoffs to give Nelson a 3-1 lead in the game.
Josi still mad at Matthew Tkachuk takes a charging penalty. Tkachuk is under his skin. A chance for Penticton to cut the lead but the Buds do a good job to kill the penalty
End of the Second Period. Penticton outshoots Nelson,16-15 –> Nelson 3 – Penticton 1 Nelson 20 minutes away from forcing game 7
Penticton needs to take the play to Nelson to try and get back in this game
Zibanejad takes a roughing penalty and the home team is on the PP, With 1 second left on the PP, Olfosson scores his 8th to make it a 1 goal game.
Nelson is on their heels throughout the 3rd as Penticton continues to apply the pressure.
Public enemy #1 MAtthew Tkachuk ties up the game at 18:42 to tie the game at 3
Pageau scores the potential game winner and the and the series winner with 20 seconds left in the game.
Nelson pulls the goalie for the final 20 seconds but are not able to beat Khudobin.
Penticton out shoots Nelson 23 – 4 in the 3rd to get the win.
Penticton is the Conover Cup winner in 2020-21 season.
Great series Sean!
Derek – Owner