It wasn't pretty, but the Bombers got back in the win column Sunday night, beating Yorkton once again by a 4-2 score.
Despite a slow start, Flin Flon fought back and finished their three-game weekend road swing with five of a possible six points.
Just about everything that could have gone wrong early on for a tired Bomber squad did go wrong. First, the Terriers scored less than 30 seconds into the game, with Clay Sleeva sneaking in wide open back door and tapping in a pass to give the home team a 1-0 lead.
The Bombers did themselves no favours later in the period, when Matt Egan was given five and a game for a headshot on Yorkton's Jaron Desnoyers - Jacob Vockler also ended up with a 10-minute misconduct on the play. With the Bombers a man down, Yorkton took full advantage, with Aiden Knutson banging in a loose puck to give the Terriers a 2-0 lead.
From there though, the Bombers would start to claw things back. Noah Houle got his fourth of the year on a powerplay point shot that got through a crowd and beat Terriers netminder Adam Kelly. Yorkton would still enter the second period ahead 2-1, but the Bombers would enter the second with momentum.
That momentum paid off on another powerplay early in the second, with Liam Bridger getting the last whack on the rebound from an Ashton Paul shot, tying the game up. Later on, the Bombers took the lead with another powerplay goal, with Houle getting a second goal of the night - that lead would stick for the rest of the game.
Flin Flon's defence was able to keep the Terriers at bay, keeping them to only 23 shots on the night. Yorkton would make occasional pushes into the Flin Flon zone, but they would get into penalty trouble, which cost them dear - all three of the Bombers' first three goals were scored with a man advantage.
Justin Lies, back in the lineup after a one-game suspension picked up in the Bombers' Friday night game in Yorkton, finally got his empty-net goal late, sealing the win with his 19th goal of the season. Yorkton didn't lose gracefully though - a hip-check by Dalton Mayes after the final whistle caught Bridger and triggered a shoving match in front of the Terrier bench. Bridger left favouring his arm - Mayes was assessed a five-minute major and a game misconduct after the final whistle, which like it did for Lies earlier this weekend, will likely come with a one-game suspension.
Harmon Laser-Hume made 21 stops for the win - Kelly saved 31 shots in the loss.
The Bombers will be back at home this week, facing Melfort Nov. 29 at the Whitney Forum and the Terriers again at home Dec. 1 for Teddy Bear Toss night.