Plymouth, Mi. – The Erie Otters battle back from a one-goal deficit to stun the Plymouth Whalers home opener for their first win of the season by the score of 2-1.
The Otters fired 37 pucks at Whalers net minder Alex Nedeljkovic throughout the game, and couldn’t find the back of the net until the third period.
Plymouth opened the scoring when Connor Chatham beat Oscar Dansk on the power play at 14:00 of the first period.
The Otters would fire things up in the third period, unleashing 20 shots in the frame. Nedeljkovic stood tall to hold the lead into the third period.
Dane Fox finally solved Nedeljkovic when he deflected a puck to himself behind the defense and was able to tuck the puck behind the Plymouth goaltender. The Otters power play would get the go ahead goal when Connor McDavid found captain Connor Brown on the back door to one-time home the game winner.
Oscar Dansk stopped 29 of the 30 shots he faced as he collected his first win on the season.
The Otters will continue their five game opening season road trip by travelling to Saginaw Wednesday night to face the Spirit at 7:11 p.m.
Three stars presented by Locastro-Bonini Insurance:
1. Connor Brown – Erie Otters – Game winning goal
2. Alex Nedeljkovic – Plymouth Whalers – 35 saves
3. Dane Fox – Erie Otters – 1 Goal