ST. CATHARINES, Ont. - David Pacan scored 13:21 into overtime as the Niagara IceDogs edged the visiting Brampton Battalion 2-1 on Friday in Ontario Hockey League playoff action.
IceDogs' forward Brett Ritchie was awarded a penalty shot at the 12:58 mark of overtime, after a Brampton defender covered the puck during a massive scrum in the crease, but he was unable to score.
23 seconds later Pacan beat Machovsky five-hole for the victory.
Visentin made 44 saves for the win as Machovsky turned aside 34 shots in a losing effort.
Neither club could connect with man-advantage as Niagara went 0 for 1 and the Battalion 0 for 2.
Niagara now leads the second-round series 1-0 with Game 2 scheduled for Sunday in Brampton at the Powerade Centre.
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