Americans drop Game 2 of finals in OT

The Allen Americans just missed taking a 2-0 lead in the Ray Miron Presidents’ Cup Finals, losing Game 2 to the Rapid City Rush, 5-4, in overtime Saturday in Rapid City, S.D.

Allen, the Stars' CHL affiliate, scored three times in the third period, and Nino Musitelli gave the Americans a 4-3 lead with 5:27 remaining. But with the Rush goalie pulled, Dave Grimson scored the equalizer with 39 seconds left.

Blaine Jarvis then scored for Rapid City at 4:17 into overtime.

The series shifts to the Allen Event Center for Games 3-5. The final home games of the Americans' inaugural season will be Wednesday, Friday and Saturday nights at 7:30.