After a tough 6-3 loss to the Chicago Steel Tuesday night at the Resch Center, the Gamblers dug themselves an early 1-0 hole on the road against the Des Moines Buccaneers Friday night — a deficit that would turn out to be a 2-1 overtime shootout loss.
Though Green Bay added a point to its season total of 29 having lost in overtime, the loss dropped the Gamblers to 12-7-5 through their first 24 games of the regular season.
Out-shot 33-29 by the Buccaneers, Green Bay’s lone goal of the contest came off the stick of Gavin Stoick midway through the third period. Goaltender Jared Rutledge had a few key saves in the late portion of the game, converting 31 of Des Moines’ 32 shots on goal into saves in the game.
Nick Schmaltz got the Gamblers on the board in the shootout affair, but Tanner Karty converted on the Buccaneers’ third shootout attempt to extend the game. Green Bay failed to record another goal after Schmaltz’s score, and Des Moines’ Jack Jenkins sent 1,770 fans at the Buccaneer Arena home with a 2-1 victory.
The Gamblers will take on Des Moines tomorrow at 7:05 PM.