The wrap up to the MJHL Showcase on Wednesday night pitted a finals rematch between the Steinbach Pistons and the Virden Oil Capitals that didn't live up to the hype with Virden griding out a sleepy 2-1 overtime win.

The opening period saw Steinbach lead in shots 9-6 but neither team really got into a good flow, especially offensively and it remained scoreless through the opening 20 minutes.

In the second, there was a little more jump but still, neither team could get anything going and it remained scoreless after 40 minutes of play.

Finally, a breakthrough in the third when Virden opened the scoring on a power play with less than nine minutes remaining in the game.

Down by a goal, the Pistons added to their troubles taking a pair of penalties back-to-back which would help Virden kill some of the time remaining.

Steinbach was able to find the equalizer on a power-play of their own when Brendan Martin intercepted a breakout pass near the front of the net and cut across the crease, sliding home his 22nd of the year.

Despite a late push by Steinbach, the scored remained 1-1 and headed into overtime.

Virden would nab the extra point less than a minute into the extra frame and handed Steinbach a 2-1 loss.

Matt Lenz was solid in goal making 22 saves on the night, ensuring his team could claim at least a point.

The power play was 1-6 while the penalty kill was 5-6.

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Monday, March 18th

MJHL
Steinbach at Wpg Blues, 7 p.m.
(Pistons lead best of 7 quarterfinal 3-2)

NHL
Arizona at Tampa Bay, 6:30 p.m.
Vancouver at Chicago, 7:30 p.m.
Vegas at San Jose, 9:30 p.m.
Winnipeg at Los Angeles, 9:30 p.m.

NBA
Utah at Washington, 6 p.m.
Detroit at Cleveland, 6 p.m.
New York at Toronto, 6:30 p.m.
Denver at Boston, 6:30 p.m.
Golden State at San Antonio, 7 p.m.
Miami at Oklahoma City, 7 p.m.
New Orleans at Dallas, 7:30 p.m.
Chicago at Phoenix, 9 p.m.
Indiana at Portland, 9:30 p.m.

Sunday, March 17th

HTJHL
Red River 5 Springfield 4
(Mudbugs lead best of 7 final 2-0)

MJHL
Quarterfinals
Virden 3 Selkirk 2
(Oil Capitals win best of 7 series 4-2)

AHL
San Diego 4 Manitoba 1

NHL
Colorado 3 New Jersey 0
Buffalo 4 St. Louis 3 (SO)
N.Y. Islanders 3 Minnesota 2 (OT)
Vancouver 3 Dallas 2 (SO)
Philadelphia 2 Pittsburgh 1 (OT)
Anaheim 3 Florida 2
Vegas 6 Edmonton 3

NBA
Detroit 110 Toronto 107
New York 124 L.A. Lakers 123
Miami 93 Charlotte 75
Philadelphia 130 Milwaukee 125
Orlando 101 Atlanta 91
Sacramento 129 Chicago 102
Houston 117 Minnesota 102
L.A. Clippers 119 Brooklyn 116

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