The Rochester Knighthawks were 11 minutes away from losing their third straight game and first at home in 11 tries. But the K-Hawks (8-3) dug deep and strung together seven straight goals to defeat the Montreal Express 13-10 at The Blue Cross Arena on Saturday night.
John Grant led the comeback with two goals during the rally. He finished the game with five goals and two assists en route to Game MVP honors. The Express (6-4) led 10-6 in the fourth quarter, following a goal by Ted Dowling at 4:08. The Knighthawks began the seven-game spurt at 7:35. Derek Malawsky scored his first of the night and Grant, Soudan and Malawsky again, scored in succession to tie the game at 10.
Six seconds after Derek Malawsky tied the game, D'Arcy Sweet
picked up a loose ball off of the face-off and raced in and beat Curtis Palidwor for the 11-10 lead. Grant and Pat Cougevan (the first of his career) scored late to seal the Central Division victory.
The win was the 11th straight home win for the K-Hawks, dating back to last season.
Tracey Kelusky led the Express with five points (4 1).