The Saskatchewan Rush jumped to a pair of big early leads but needed a Ben McIntosh goal in overtime to seal a 13-12 win in Calgary.
The Rush got Saturday night fever as Curtis Knight scored on Saskatchewan's first shot of the game and the Rush seized that momentum to build a 5-1 first quarter lead and extended that to 8-2 later in the first half.
However, the Roughnecks outscored Saskatchewan 5-0 in the third quarter and tied the game 10-10 on one of Curtis Dickson's five goals on the night just 25-seconds into the fourth. Calgary sent the game into overtime on Dane Dobbie's goal with 59-seconds remaining in the regulation.
Unlike the Buffalo game the week before, the Rush avoided the "deva vu all over again" ending on McIntosh's second goal of the game and 18th of the season.
Knight, Mark Matthews, Adrian Sorichetti and former Roughneck Jeff Shattler also recorded two-goal performances for the Rush who moved back into first place in the West at 5-1. Evan Kirk made 49 saves to record the victory in goal. The Rush head to Colorado Friday for another first-place showdown with the (4-1) Mammoth before hosting Vancouver Saturday.