The Kansas City Blades scored a hotly contested goal with only second left on the clock Wednesday to post a 5-4 overtime win over the Salt Lake Golden Eagles.
With 25 seconds left in OT, Gary Emmons of the Blades slapped a wrist shot into the net. Salt Lake players argued the Blades were offsides on the rush, but referees let the goal stand.This was the last time the two teams will meet in the regular season.
Salt Lake now travels to Cleveland to play the Lumberjacks for the first time. The game will be televised on KSTU-Channel 13 at 5:30 p.m.
Salt Lake scored first on goals by David Struck and Shawn Heaphy to take a 2-0 lead. Kansas came back with a goal in the first.
In the second, each team scored once. Salt Lake's goal came when Patrick Lebeau hit his team-high 28th goal of the season on a breakaway.
Kansas tied the score early in the third, but Salt Lake regained the lead five minutes into the period when Todd Harkins backhanded a shot past the goalie. The Blades tied the score less than a minute later, however. Neither team was able to score again until Emmons' shot in overtime.
Rich Chernomaz returned to the Eagles' lineup Wednesday after missing six games.