Falcons pull out a wild win over Blue Devils

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MENOMONIE (February 4, 2012) - UW-Stout and UW-River Falls combined for seven second period goals - six in the final 3-minutes, 24-seconds of the period - but ultimately it was the eighth-ranked Falcons that prevailed 7-6 in overtime Saturday at the Dunn County Ice Arena.

The Falcons (15-6-2, 9-5-2 NCHA) led 3-1 after one period, but Stout's Garrett Grimstad (Jr, Rochester, Minn) pulled the Blue Devils (8-14-1, 4-11-1 NCHA) to within one goal, 3-2, with a shorthanded goal at 3:56 of the period.

The next 12 minutes or so were fairly quiet, but then the fireworks started. The Falcons Justin Brossman scored at 16:36. Grimstad answered back at 17:08 with his second goal of the night. But only 13 seconds later, the Falcons' Jake Calleja scored. Not to be outdone, Branden Gay (Sr, Calgary, Alberta) pulled Stout to within 5-4 at 17:42. At 18:11, the Falcons' Adam Cardwell made it 6-4. Stout's Mike Hartviksen (So, Thunder Bay, Ont) cut the lead to one, 6-5, with 19 seconds remaining in the period.

After a collective catching of the breath by both teams and the fans in attendance, Stout tied the game at 5:49 of the third period when Gay notched his second goal of the night. And then, another quiet period and the game headed to overtime.

The Falcons' Alec Hagaman scored the game winner at 1:42 over the overtime period.

The Blue Devils got on the board first in the game when Joe Beaudette (Jr, Blaine, Minn) scored at 8:20 of the first period. The Falcons scored the three goals in the first period. Calleja scored his first goal of the night at 9:06 and Jason Yuel added a goal 12 second later. Hageman scored his first goal of the game, a power play goal, at 13:21 to give the Falcons a 3-1 lead heading into the first intermission.

Save percentages plunged, and goals against averages shot up for goalies tonight. The Falcons Scott Lewan recorded 36 goals, while Stout's Nick Hopper (Jr, Culver City, Calif) had 31.

Stout will close out the regular season next weekend when they travel to St. Norbert College, Friday, Feb. 10 and to UW-Stevens Point, Saturday, Feb. 11.

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