HUNTSVILLE – The Huntsville Havoc had to mount three different comebacks against the Quad City Storm on Friday, February 2, before finally prevailing 5-4.
The Havoc never held the lead in the game until Nolan Kaiser scored the winner as time expired in sudden-death overtime.
Quad City proved rested and ready after making the trip south from Moline, Illinois, as neither team could find the back of the net in the first period. Former Havoc player Al Graves finally broke through for the visitors just before the five-minute mark in the second.
Huntsville’s Tyler Piacentini brought the team back a few minutes later by cleaning up a rebound of his own shot from the slot to tie the game at one. The Storm struck twice more in a two minute span later in the period and threatened to run away with it until Piacentini deked a Quad City defender in the attacking zone and capitalized on a one-on-one with the visiting keeper, flipping a backhand shot past the netminder with just over a minute remaining. Quad City held a slim 3-2 lead at the second intermission.
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