STOCKTON — Curtis Lazar skated hard to his right across the face of the Ontario net, faked and then lifted a shot past Reign goalie Peter Budaj with 1:07 left for a sudden death overtime game winner and a 6-5 AHL victory in front of 3,992 fans Saturday evening at Stockton Arena.

It was Lazar's fourth game-winning goal of the season for Stockton and his second in overtime as the Heat outplayed the Reign in the extra period.

“We wore them down for about four minutes,” said Lazar who tallied his 13th goal of the year and had an assist in the win. “(Spencer Foo) made a great play (to get the puck to me) and I was able to wait out the goalie and find some net. We know there’s going to be momentum changes throughout (a game). I think we did a good job of keeping an even keel when they tied it up. We just have to put together a solid 60 minutes. It took more than 60 minutes tonight but we got the two points.”

Stockton defenseman Kevin Tansey scored to give the Heat a 5-4 lead early in the third period but the Reign, which rallied three times to tie the game, answered with a goal on the final second of a powerplay by forward Sheldon Rempal to tie the match with 6 1/2 minutes remaining that eventually sent the game to overtime.

Ontario drew first blood as Reign forward Brad Morrison scored early before Heat center Dillon Dube laced a pass through the defense to teammate Alan Quine on the backside where the center lit the lamp from the left circle past Budaj to knot the score at 1-all.

The Heat gave up a goal to Ontario defenseman Austin Strand for a 2-1 Ontario lead, but Stockton scored again on its powerplay when Kerby Rychel scored his team-leading 16th goal of the season off a pass from Lazar.

Stockton's Dube surprised Budaj just 18 seconds later with a shot over his glove from straightaway in front of the Ontario net for his second goal of the year for a 3-2 Heat lead.

Ontario winger Sam Kurker's goal with seven seconds left in the first was initially waived off as he appeared to kick the puck into the net, but replay awarded Kurker the equalizer 3-3 going into the intermission.

Heat winger Buddy Robinson extended his point streak to nine games with his team-leading 19th assist early in the period that led to a Tyler Graovac goal 1:13 into the third period  but Ontario winger Matt Moulson pushed the puck past Parsons for a 4-4 score that went to the final break.

Ontario outshot the Heat 46-39 but Parsons had 41 saves in the win while Budaj had 33 for Ontario.

The Heat face off at San Jose today with the puck dropping at 3 p.m.