COLUMBUS--Neal Powless scored at 1:04 of overtime to give the Columbus Landsharks a 12-11 win over the Vancouver Ravens at Nationwide Arena Friday night. The win was the Landsharks fourth in the last five games.
Gewas Schindler completed a hat trick at 12:19 of the fourth quarter to give Columbus the equalizer and force the overtime.
The game-winner capped a four-goal Landsharks comeback started by Spencer Martin on a power play at 4:37. Kasey Beirnes made it 11-10 42 seconds later to set the stage for Schindler's equalizer.
The Landsharks got off to a quick start, taking a 1-0 lead on Kyle Arbuckle's goal 1:09 after the opening faceoff, but that turned out to be the only goal of the first quarter.
Schindler made the score 2-0 less than a minute into the second stanza, but the tide soon turned Vancouver's way. Chris Gill converted a power play at 2:08, sparking a four-goal run completed by Craig Stevenson (3:21), Peter Morgan (5:53) and Chris Prat (6:23). Arbuckle and Gill both picked up their second goals before halftime, and Schindler beat netminder Scott Wylie 43 seconds before the buzzer.
Both teams scored four times in the third period. Vancouver padded its 9-8 lead with a power play goal by Prat at :30 of the final stanza, and Gill's shorthanded score at 3:33. Beirnes matched Schindler's hat trick for the Landsharks, and added an assist. Arbuckle set up four goals, in addition to the two he scored.
Gill finished with three goals for Vancouver, while Darren Reisig and Prat each scored twice.
Winning goalie Phil Wetherup finished with 37 saves, as did Wylie.