The game was scoreless into the back half of the first, when the Storm went up 1-0 on a Tynan Peacock marker, assisted by Mitchell Finner at 12:36 of the first.
The Bombers tied it up just short of five minutes into the second, with Hunter Harwood scoring, unassisted at 4:27 to make it 1-1. The Storm got it back two minutes later on the power play, with Jalen Price scoring from Mitchell Finner and Tynan Peacock at 6:57. Less than two minutes later, the Bombers answered on the power play, with Nathan MacDonald finding the net, with Hunter Harwood assisting at 8:34.
The Storm took a 3-2 lead just short of the midway point of the third, again on the power play as Mitchell Finner scored from Nolan Corrado and Carter De Boer at 9:57 of the third. For a third time in the game, the Bombers refused to quit as Sam Davidson tied it with 6:47 to play to again force overtime with Jaydon Merritt drawing the lone assist.
The Bombers would win it late in the first overtime, with Brendan Almer scoring off a wrister from the wall past a down and out Peters in the paint from contact from a teammate for the first win in franchise history in the postseason, to make it a 4-3 final. Grayson Erickson drew the lone assist at 6:15 of overtime
Shots were 51-27 Storm, with Callum Tung earning the win while Nick Peters took the loss. The Bombers went 1 for 5 on the power play while the Storm went 2 for 4.
Game three goes Sunday night at the Bomber Base at 7:00pm