Darren McMillan scored 36 seconds into overtime to give the Quad City Mallards a come-from-behind 3-2 win over the host Brampton Beast Saturday night. The victory- the Mallards' second in as many nights in Brampton- extended the Mallards' season best winning streak to four games.
McMillan snapped the game winner home from the high slot after the Mallards had rallied from a 2-0 third period deficit to force sudden death. Jim McKenzie pounced on a rebound to cut the gap to 2-1 at 2:37 of the third. Gabriel Levesque roofed the tying goal from close range at the 9:01 mark.
The Mallards found themselves in need of a rally after the Beast scored in each of the first two periods. Jason Pitton's one timer from the left wing circle gave Brampton a 1-0 lead at 4:03 of the first period. Rob Collins doubled the Beast advantage with a one timer from the high slot at 11:46 of the second period, but the Mallards would battle back to clinch their three-game weekend set with the Beast heading into Monday evening's series finale at the Powerade Center.
The Mallards next play at home next Friday night at 7:05 p.m. against the St. Charles Chill. Next Friday is another $1 Dog/$1 Beer Night presented by 97X. $1 hot dogs and $1 beers are available at iWireless Center concession stands during each of the Mallards’ 11 Friday night home games this season.
Tickets for next Friday's game and all Mallards regular season home games can be purchased at the iWireless Center ticket office, Ticketmaster outlets, through ticketmaster.com or through Ticketmaster charge-by-phone toll free at 1-800-745-3000. The ticket office is open weekdays from 10:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., on Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. and on game days from 10:00 a.m. until the start of the second period.