Ravens Rally to Beat Amp 5-4 in Historic Shootout
Publish Date: July 3, 2013 by Mark Baccoli

The Ravens came into Tuesday night tied with Amp Automotive with a 2-1-0 record (4 points).

In the first period, the Ravens put up a strong effort, but found themselves in a 2-0 hole after the first frame. Billy Storoniak came alive in the second, as he registered two goals 4:24 apart (9, 10) to even the game after two periods. In the third period, the Ravens took their first lead of the game when Brian Bump slapped a one-timer toward the net, which was tipped in front by Nate Keller, finding the back of the net (1). Joe Brand followed suit, scoring 2:12 later to give the Ravens a 4-2 advantage (1). Keller and Brand's goals marked their first in a Ravens uniform. However, Amp Automotive was not finished yet. with 5:19 remaining, Mike Lucke skated across the front of the net and lifted a backhander past the Ravens goaltender to move Amp within one. 1:26 later, Amp tied the game at four to send the game to a shootout.

In the shootout, no scoring occurred in the first three rounds, sending it to sudden death. In round five, the Ravens drew first blood, only to be answered on the next shot by Amp to stay alive. No scoring occurred until round twelve when the Ravens pulled ahead for the second time, only to be answered once again by Amp to keep the shootout going. In round fourteen, Brand scored the Ravens' third go-ahead goal of the shootout, but this time they were not to be answered by their opponents. The Ravens won the game in dramatic fashion 5-4, boosting their record to 3-1-0 to start the season. This fourteen round shootout marked the longest shootout in Ravens history. Mark Baccoli stopped 33 of 37 in the game and 12 of 14 shootout attempts.