A goal from Andrew Joudrey just 2:21 into the overtime period helped propel the Springfield Falcons to a 3-2 win in game one against the Providence Bruins.
The Bruins would draw first blood in the series as David Warsofsky scored on the powerplay to make it 1-0 after 20-minutes of play.
Springfield would draw even in the second period as Jean-Francois Jacques scored his first of the post-season to make a it a 1-1 game.
Despite firing 19 shots in the third, the Bruins could not beat McKenna as he stood tall, sending the game to overtime.
In the extra frame, Joudrey’s goal would be the winner as the Falcons skated away with the 3-2 victory.
Mike McKenna picked up the win, making 35 saves on the night, meanwhile Svedberg stopped 32 in a losing cause.
Game Two shifts back to Springfield on Friday night.