It took the Twin City Thunder an extra period to put away the Boston Bandits, but a goal with 4:41 remaining in the first overtime period earned Twin City a much-needed win Saturday night at Norway Savings Bank Arena.

Zachary Desmarais scored his ninth goal of the season and second of the game in overtime to give the Thunder a 3-2 victory.

Boston went up 1-0 when Patrick Graham scored only two minutes into the opening period.

While the first period was almost devoid of penalties, the second and third frames had 10 total. Through the chaos, Desmarais was able to find the back of the net off assists from Nick Malik and Jeromey Rancourt with just 29 seconds left in the period.

Boston’s Tristan Glass scored his second of the season 11:35 into the third to make it a 2-1 game. However, with 55 seconds remaining in regulation, Cody Doyon scored off for the Thunder off an assist by Erik Throndson.

Desmarais’ goal in overtime gave the Thunder their sixth win of the season (6-6).

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