BOISE-- For the fifth time in the ECHLKelly Cup Playoffs, the Idaho Steelheads went to overtime on Saturday night against the Ontario Reign. For the fourth time, the Steelheads picked up a win, beating the Reign, 2-1, and taking a three games to two lead in the best-of-seven series.
The Steelheads, coming off a 6-0 win on Friday night, came out a bit slow in Game 5. The result was the away team taking a 1-0 lead on a Kevin Estrada goal in the first period.
But Idaho answered in the second period when Adrian Foster found the back of the net to tie things at 1-1. Both teams settled into a defensive game after that, and were scoreless through the end of regulation.
In overtime, Idaho went on the attack and came up with the game-winner just over halfway through the period when Chase Schaber beat Jean-Francois Berube with a back-handed shot.
Steelheads goaltender Josh Robinson turned in a gem of a night, tallying 38 saves on 39 shots.
Game 6 of the series will be played on Tuesday night in Ontario. A win for Idaho would send the Steelheads to the Western Conference Finals.