The Barons drew first blood midway through the first when Thomas Dolak crowned an odd-man rush with his first goal of the season. But Schwenningen bounced right back and evened the score on a goal by Mark MacKay. Captain Simon Wheeldon gave the Barons a motivational boost heading into the first intermission when he converted the rebound after a blast by defender Shane Peacock on the powerplay.
However the Wild Wings stunned Munich with back-to-back scores early in the second. Mike Bullard beat Munich netminder Christian Künast with a shot off the faceoff only nine seconds in to tie it up at two apiece. Only 32 seconds later, a Jeff Nelson blast was deflected into the Barons net.
Although the Barons needed a little time to recover, they responded past the midway point of the game when Kent Fearns scored on a point blast on the powerplay.
Three minutes later, “The President” Mike Kennedy made Barons history when he got his team back in front 4-3. He scored a short-hander with two men down after huge miscommunication between the Wings goalie and a defender.
Kennedy added his second goal of the day two minutes later when Derek King assisted him on the one-man advantage – the Barons’ third powerplay score of the evening.
But instead of taking a 5-3 lead into the final intermission, the Barons allowed Schwenningen to respond right away and cut the lead in half on a goal by Peter Allen.
The game was tied 5-5 after regulation after a third-period score from Schwenningen’s Mike Bullard.
Under the league’s overtime rules, the game was decided in a 5-on-5 penalty shootout. While Jackson Penney provided the only scoring for the Wings, Andy Schneider and David Oliver converted their penalty shots for the Barons and thus secured two points.