Blues edge Janesville Jets in OT
The Jets are three points behind first-place St. Louis in the NAHL’s Midwest Division with four games remaining in the regular season.
Ben Kramer scored at 4:49 of the overtime to give Springfield the victory.
Eric Carlson scored twice in the second period to give the Jets a 3-2 lead. Springfield’s Josef Pontasch scored a short-handed goal at 8:44 of the third period.
Janesville and Springfield meet in the second game of the three-game series at 7 tonight.
SPRINGFIELD 4, JANESVILLE 3 (OT)
Janesville 1 2 0 0—3
Springfield 1 1 1 1—4
J—Pijus Rulevicius (David Johnson, Truman Landowski), 9:45. S—Kevin Walters (Chris Sitler, Josef Pontasch), 17.27.
J—Eric Carlson (Jake Horton, Jayce Paulseth), 1:25. Kyle Cook (Sitler, Pontasch), 1:55. J—Carlson (Darren McCormick, Lawrence Childs), 9:31.
S—Pontasch (Cook, Ben Kramer), sh, 8:44, sh.
S—Kramer (Pontasch, Cook), pp, 4:49.
Saves—Tony Kujava (J) 17, Gabe Antoni (S) 8.