Another overtime, a different result.
And with that, the opening-round ECHL Western Conference playoff series between the Steelheads and Colorado Eagles is tied after two games in Idaho.
Colorado forward Kevin Ulanski scored the game-winning goal 17 minutes, 37 seconds into overtime to give the Eagles a 6-5 win in Game 2 on Thursday night at CenturyLink Arena.
Idaho won the first game of the series 4-3 in overtime Wednesday night.
"Both nights, it just goes to show that no lead is safe in the playoffs," said Ulanski, who had seven game-winning goals in the regular season, tied for the league lead. "There's a lot of emotions, a lot of ups and downs, and you've got to stay on an even keel."
The series shifts to Colorado for Game 3 on Saturday night in Loveland, Colo., and remains in Colorado for Game 4 (Sunday) and Game 5 (Tuesday). If it goes to a Game 6, the series will return to Idaho next Friday. Tickets for Game 6 will go on sale once it is determined to be necessary.
Colorado controlled the tempo for much of Game 1, but one night later it was Idaho that was making things happen offensively.
"We had more scoring chances, no doubt," Idaho coach Brad Ralph said. "We controlled the play for the most part, but they're a dangerous hockey team and you need to sacrifice some offense to make sure they're not getting opportunities."
Defenseman Matt Case fired a shot through traffic to give Idaho a 1-0 lead early in the first period.
The Steelheads looked like they would carry that lead into the first intermission, but Colorado's Aaron Schneekloth scored a power-play goal 43 seconds before the break to tie it at 1-1.
That remained the score through the first 16 minutes of the second period. Meanwhile, the crowd grew frustrated as Idaho was called for four penalties in a row without Colorado being whistled for any transgressions.
"We took too many penalties against the best power play in the league," Ralph said. "That's not a good recipe for success."
The Eagles broke through with another Schneekloth power-play goal with 3:54 remaining in the second period.
As the crowd was shouting an anti-referee chant, Rylan Galiardi evened the score 34 seconds later. Then Austin Fyten scored 43 seconds after Galiardi's goal.
Colorado coach Chris Stewart opted to switch goalies at this point, relieving Adam Brown with Kyle Jones. But Brett Robinson capped a three-goal outburst before the period was over, scoring on the first shot that Jones faced.
And just like that, the Steelheads showed why they were the highest-scoring team in the ECHL during the regular season. Idaho had exploded for three goals in less than 3 minutes, and it left the ice after the second period with a seemingly insurmountable 4-2 lead.
But Colorado came charging back with three goals in the third period, taking a 5-4 lead.
Idaho's top playmaker, Austin Smith, sent the game to overtime when he knotted the score with 3:07 remaining in regulation.
The two teams played more than 17 minutes into an exhausting overtime period before Ulanski's shot ended the game in an instant.
It was the 51st shot of the night Idaho goalie Josh Robinson faced.
"Obviously, it shouldn't have got to that point," Ralph said.
But it did, and Colorado escaped with a hard-fought victory.
"We're happy to get out of here with one," Ulanski said.