SF Bulls beat Stockton Thunder 4-3 in overtime

Andrew Crescenzi scored the game-tying goal with less than three minutes to play and Peter Sivak shelved the winner in overtime as the San Francisco Bulls knocked off the Stockton Thunder 4-3 at the Cow Palace on Thursday.

The win snapped a two game losing streak and moved the Bulls (10-14-1-2) into sixth place in the ECHL’s Western Conference.

The Thunder jumped ahead 2-1 early in the third period when Harrison Reed beat goalie Thomas Heemskerk glove side on the rush. The Bulls have struggled to come from behind this season, winning only one game when they’ve trailed in the third period prior to Thursday’s contest. But Kris Belan tied the game at 2-2 with his third goal of the season when Crescenzi fed him a pass on the tape after circling the net with 10:09 left in regulation.

But the Thunder regained the lead less than four minutes later, scoring their second power-play goal of the evening. The Bulls looked dead in the water until Jordan Clendenning stripped the puck from goalie Tyler Bunz on a dump-in play and found Crescenzi for the equalizer at the 17:04 mark of the third period.

The Bulls received a break when Thunder center Phil Mangan picked up a double minor for high-sticking 22 seconds later. The Bulls carried the power play into overtime and Peter Sivak put the game winner, his 10th of the season, on the upper shelf after receiving a pass from defenseman Rob Kwiet. Dean Ouellet also picked up an assist on the game-winning goal, tying Justin Bowers for a team-leading 25 points on the season.

The Bulls are traveling to Southern California this weekend for games against the Ontario Reign today and the Bakersfield Condors on Saturday.

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