11/29/2014 2:58 PM
RAPID CITY- Despite being outshot by a massive 56-19 margin, the Beast managed to provide goaltender, Grant Rollheiser, with all the offense he needed to back stop his club to a 2-1 victory. The opening twenty were uneventful, with both teams going scoreless in the first.
Rapid City came out buzzing in the second, scoring the first goal of the game just 22 seconds in. Jesse Schultz found himself with some time through the slot after receiving a nice drop pass and beat Rollheiser over the pad with the wrist shot.
Brampton would respond, however, moments later when Brayden Rose’s point shot missed the net and rebounded right out front off of the end wall. Mike MacIsaac found himself as “Johnny on the spot” and hammered the disk into the back of the net to knot the game at 1-1. The Beast weren’t done there. Just 17 seconds later, the puck took an awkward bounce right into the slot and on to the stick of Jason Pitton. Pitton, who was on his backhand, made a great, short pass to Jason Dale who sniped the close side from the slot and gave Brampton their first lead of the game, 2-1.
Undoubtedly, the story of the night was Grant Rollheiser, who faced 56 shots, only allowing one goal. The 56 shots taken by the Rush set a new franchise high for most shots taken in a regulation contest. The loss extends Rapid City’s losing streak to 8 in a row, 2 over their former franchise record. Brampton returns home this week to face the Wichita Thunder on Friday, December 5. Puck drop is slated for 7:05 ET.