The game was dead and buried. Seattle dominated the first two periods, putting 35 shots on goal and taking a 3-0 lead. Everett, which was the top-ranked team in the CHL at the time, chipped away in the third, but still trailed 3-2 in the closing moments.
The seconds were ticking away: 6, 5, 4. The crowd was frantically baying for the Tips to shoot. And Peter Mueller obliged. Mueller wasn't really in a goal-scoring position at the left point, but he let rip with a one-timer anyway and lasered a shot into the far corner to tie the score with just 3.2 seconds remaining.
After a scoreless overtime the game went into a shootout, and Zach Hamill ended it with some trick-shot magic (see video).
Either of Mueller's or Hamill's moments would have been worth of a flashback. Having both in the same game? Well, let's just say witnessing it was something else.
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